Picture of Queen Elizabeth I
 

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion - Women

  • Interesting Facts and information about Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion
  • Upper Class Fashion and Jewelry
  • Women's Clothing - gowns, hats, corsets, underwear, collars, ruffs and shoes
  • Hair styles and Make-up

Picture of Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion - Women

 

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion - Women
Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion for women varied according to whether they were a member of the Nobility, Upper Class or one of the poor, working class. But whether a woman was wealthy or poor she was not allowed to wear whatever she liked... She could be richer than a Countess but if she did not have an equivalent title she was not allowed to wear clothes made of the same fabric or even of the same color!

 
 
 

Elizabethan clothing was governed by Sumptuary Lawswhich were designed to maintain the strict class structure which had started in the early Medieval era with the Feudal System.

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion for WomenDetails, facts and information about many of the above items are described in considerable detail by accessing the appropriate links via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion for Women
Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion for women consisted of many layers including most of the following elements:

 

Underclothes!

Over Clothes!

Smock or shift, also called a chemise made of linen

Gown

Stockings or hose

Separate sleeves

Corset or bodice

Ruff

Farthingale - a hooped skirt

Cloak

A Roll or Rowle

Shoes

Stomacher

Hat

Petticoat

 

Kirtle

 

Forepart

 

Partlet

 

 
 

Many of the above items are described in considerable detail by accessing the appropriate links via the Elizabethan era Sitemap

Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion - Women

  • Interesting Facts and information about Elizabethan Clothing & Fashion
  • Upper Class Fashion and Jewelry
  • Women's Clothing - gowns, hats, corsets, underwear, collars, ruffs and shoes
  • Hair styles and Make-up
 

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