Atelier Verdande Around 1290 the Surcots were so tight that they had to tie up the side. Under the lacing of the fabric of the petticoat was to see what attracted so many eyes on her. Fashionable, this extended sleeve opening enlarged to the "hell box" Surkots the 14th and 15th century.
red & gold French Nouveau Spats = I'm actually surprized that spats haven't come back into fashion. With today's need for a pair of shoes or boots to specifically match an outfit, spats would be a very good way to have that outfit match without having to go to the expense of buying (never mind storing) new footwear.