Here we have a simple, modest and domestic outfit enriched by magnificent lace and rich embroidery,with a small, loose-fitting, buttoned-through bodice or coat worn with full pleated skirts. The bodice terminates a little below the natural waistline at the centre front, in a gently curved point. Godets, inserted at intervals around the waistline, give the bodice a skirted and waisted appearance. The deeply scooped out armholes are small and covered by close-fitting epaulettes. These little coats are frequently made in linen and covered with black or coloured embroidery. "Punto-in-aria" lace, edging the very deep cuffs of the narrow sleeves, also edges the low curved neckline. The series of falling ruffs are fastened high at the back of the neck, with the band ties brought forward over the chest, knotted, and tucked into the neckline of the bodice front. The skirts are ankle length and heavily pleated to a waistband, usually of a plain fabric decorated with horizontal bands of braiding and embroidery.