The robe and cape are as one, sewn at the neck hem. With a lady, where the robe hangs from the shoulders, the gold bullion ropes and tassels are purely ornamental. Any white silk-satin ribbons are employed to secure chivalric chains.
All ladies' robes are fastened by the same principle: strips extending from the neck hem, generally covered in ermine to camouflage them, that pass under the arms and employ a hook-and-eye device to attach near the top on the underside of the robe. This photograph of The Queen, wearing her crimson robe at the State Opening of Parliament, illustrates what I mean.
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