Oh those naughty Germans painters. One minute Pencz is painting a portrait of Martin Luther and the next he is depicting Judith with the Off-the-Shoulder look made popular by Jennifer Beals in Flash Dance (1981). Yes, she is pure and pensive – and oblivious to her wardrobe malfunction.
Maybe she assumed that since the lecherous Holofernes is dead, she has no more worries.
But then Pencz takes it one step farther … and Judith loses all her clothing. Similar to depictions by Jan Massys.
Just proves the point: Letting one shoulder slide free is the slippery slope to two boobs in the wind.