Popular during the reign of King James the first of England, the Jacobean style featured oversized stylized flowers and leaves, and an abundance of monochromatic embroidery known as 'blackwork'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwork
The lovely black dress worn by actress Berenice Marlowe to the London premiere of Skyfall, with its large twisting stylized leaves, curves and arabesques, reminded me of Jacobean/Tudor embroidery.
Here are a couple of examples of Jacobean embroidery from the book Crewelwork by the Royal School of Needlework. What do you think? Is there a resemblance?
I personally love Jacobean /Tudor embroidery, and I love this dress, I just think it's gorgeous, and a little bit sexy too!
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