Countess of Bedford Lucy Harrington by Marcus Gheeraerts (David David Gallery) | Grand Ladies | gogm
Portrait of Dorothy Huddleston, (born 1577), aged 17. 1594.
English: Portrait of a lady wearing a white bodice and sleeves embroidered with flowers and figures hunting, with a dark petticoat and a ruff, holding a small dog. Circle of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561–1636)
"Unknown Woman" by Robert Peake the Elder (1610) - "The ruff usually evolved into a more relaxed form as time passed. Northern European women gave up their traditional black & white dress including ruffs more slowly. The standing ruff survived into the 1620's, but from 1615 to 1640 the falling ruff was more popular."