I have a little note that I want to add to reasearch regarding this costume. While watching ROTS for the 6th time I noticed that there is a zipper on the back that stops before the collar. It would make sense that this peice is indeed seperate. I suppose you could keep it on with snaps? When you watch ROTS again, watch as the camera is pointing at Ani and Padme from behind Padme. You'll see the zipper hiding under her very long braid The lining also looks funny on the 'skirt' part. Almost as if it were seperate? When they show Padme lying on the ground look at the hem of the skirt area. I have also noticed the seams on the bodice as well. They show up best when Obi Wan touches her shoulder on the ship.