In this period, there is an eccentric and complex fashion which, when taken to excess, becomes effeminate, ill-proportioned and almost ridiculous. The coat resembles a short sleeved bolero with the fronts buttoned together at the neck. Petticoat breeches are constructed either as a flared and heavily pleated short skirt or as very wide short trousers, and are attached to an under pair of tight-fitting self-supporting breeches covering the knee. The hem, waistline, and sides of the skirt, are all decorated with row upon row of ribboned loops. The cape is circular, with lapel and a flat collar.