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The Spanish fashion. Nobility in court dresses, 1570.

Spanish Baroque and Renaissance costumes. The Spanish fashion and court dress. Costume Designer ideas and research

Spanish Nobility in 1570.

The Spanish fashion. Nobility in court dresses, 1570.

Time of the late Renaissance, the Thirty Years War, marked by the Counter-Reformation, with the associated dominance of the Spanish Baroque. Beret, cutlasses, buckled shoes, crinoline (Verdugado), ruff, gold and silver brocade.

Spanish costumes nobility, men`s court dress.

The men wears a typical element of the Spanish fashion, the short, loose-fitting cloak, called the Spanish cape with large collar. This was not buttoned and was loose over her shoulders.
This he wears a waist-length jacket, camisole, which was named after its final form “goose belly”. It is closed by a central row of buttons. It was padded and formed beads on the sleeves. The sleeve cuffs are finished of frills. The slit harem pants has a high waist and is, like the quilted jacket and produced a wide hip. This he wears buckled shoes and stockings. The high cap is decorated with silk ribbon and feather. Gloves, beard, and a long rapier perfect the equipment.

Spanish costumes nobility, woman`s court dress.

The clothes of the woman meets the men’s. A stiff corset bodice with drop waist. The narrow sleeves and collar are also completed by ruffles cuffs. The slotted sleeves with long cloth ribbons, which look like a throwback to the Burgundian fashion of Houppelande. The style is worn high, given the limited range of motion. The skirt, Verdugado, forerunner of the crinoline is floor length and richly ornamented. At the end of the 16th century was that, having regard as pictured here, through a framework of whalebone and iron. In her hand she holds a fan made of feathers. Jewelry serves as a valuable, simple necklace.
Under the skirt, several stiff petticoats were worn in linen, who were usually also richly embroidered. The Shiloette is a cone.
The shoes, called Kothurne, were made of wood or cork allowed the only reduced movements. The collar is decorated with fine lace, and is now, with both costumes, worn as a stand alone decorative element. The hair is styled smooth and is studded with precious diadems.

German Townspeople in 1580.

German Townspeople. Renaissance costumes. Fashion 16th century.

German Townspeople in 1580.

German Townspeople in 1580.

Renaissance costumes 16th century.

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Renaissance Costumes 16th Century, Germany

Men's Middle Ages Dresses. German Medieval Fashion. Renaissance clothing of german nobility

German nobility costumes in 1580

Renaissance costumes in 1580. Fashion of German Nobility (Palatinate), 16th Century.

German Renaissance Costume in 1540. 16th century fashion.

Renaissance camisole. German Romanticism fashion. Men's Middle Ages Dresses. German Medieval Fashion. Renaissance clothing of german knight.

German Magistrate and Knight in 1540

German Renaissance Costume, Magistrate and Knight in 1540

Fashion in Germany during the Reformation period. Late Renaissance clothing. First third of the 16th century

Among men, the beard is in fashion. To a hair cut called the Kolbe. The hair was worn half long, straight cut on all sides and combed evenly. The beard was in the same kind of cut on the chin straight.
The head is covered by the flat cap, in various shapes and sizes. Material was usually embroidered velvet, adorned with feathers, or as a cover for women, sometimes embroidered with precious pearls. This headgear found then in the artistic circles of German Romanticism (19tes century), its rediscovery. Long pants up under the reach below the knee, plus a long jacket, emerged from the Renaissance camisole. The camisole was a short jacket with buttons on the front and a small collar. For women, it was laced worn over the undergarment. This led to the later corset. In today’s women’s fashion, there are still remnants of the original camisole, back in the costumes of some of today’s landscapes. Especially in the south of Germany where this tightly laced loaves are worn over the dirndl.
By the German mercenaries of the slotted fashion clothing was taken during the Thirty Years’ War. The reason, it is believed, was greater freedom of movement in combat. These were to slits in the fabric by looking under the dress shirt through. In the fashion of the 15th century, this stylistic device is then varied with different colors of the garments.
In the Middle Ages, the doublet originally a padded coat with long sleeves. This was worn under the armor. Later it became the main garment under the overcoat and accompanied the men’s fashion until well into the 17th century. In the Spanish fashion, it becomes a goose belly, only to be replaced in the 18th century by the vest.
The color range of clothing in Germany was mostly kept in yellow to red. Other countries, however, certain occupations, preferred specific colors. France preferred bright colors to predominantly white.