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Celtic court dress, doublet, and cloak

French Renaissance frock coat and breeches

Period doublet, slops, Elizabethan gown

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Accolade gown, surcoat, tunics

Celtic court dress

doublet and poet shirt

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poet shirt

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The Renaissance


The age of the Renaissance spanned roughly the 14th century to the 17th century. By the 1490's the excessiveness in all areas of costuming had begun, the natural figure being distorted by padding, puffing and slashing, ever richer and heavier fabrics being used, and more and more embellishments with jewels and metals.  By the 1600's the excesses and extravagances of fashion had reached the point where monarchs felt the need to introduce the "sumptuary statutes".  These laws were intended to prevent people from squandering their fortunes on clothing but also prevented the lower classes from dressing as finely as the upper classes.

The Elizabethan Age


The Elizabethan era is the period associated with Queen Elizabeth I's reign which lasted from 1558 to 1603. It is considered to be the golden age in English history as it was the height of the English Renaissance and saw the flowering of English poetry, music and literature. Rapid changes in fashion occurred during this era, reflecting the rapid social, economic, political, and religious changes. Elizabeth herself was highly aware of how dress could be made to manipulate a public political image, and spent her public life as queen in a series of progressively larger, more decorated and more uncomfortable gowns.

The Tudor Period


The Tudor period refers to the period between 1485 and 1550, which coincides with the rule of the Tudor dynasty in England.  Ever increasing cross-culturalization meant that the fashions of the most prosperous nations found their way into neighboring nations and it became increasingly difficult to identify a nationality based on dress.  Henry VII was a man of austere and economical tastes, but his successor Henry VIII was quite the opposite. His costumes ever more ornate with more and more slashing and puffing. Over the shirt was worn a sort of waistcoat, over that the doublet, over that the jerkin or jacket, and over that the gown. The outfit was completed by hose which after 1515 became divided into breeches and stockings, and shoes that also were embroidered or slashed.

The Middle Ages


The medieval period, or middle ages, spanned the 5th to 14th centuries.  It wasn't until the 11th century that emerging monarchies in France, England, and Spain created courts with real wealth to spend on fashionable clothes. It was also during this period that Europe saw the emergence of the professional tailor which caused a rapid acceleration in the art.  Prior to this people either made their own clothes or had their servants make them.

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