An elegant English lady in 15th century fashion.

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An English Lady. 15th century.


THIS costume belongs to the close of the fifteenth century, and is one of the most elegant of this epoch. This noble lady wears over her breast an article of attire of a peculiar fashion, which was very generally adopted about the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.

Her dress is also characterized by the long, trailing sleeves of the chemise, similar in mode to those of the men of the times.

Source: Select historical costumes compiled from the most reliable sources by Henry Hinton. Published: 1868. Publisher: New York Wynkoop & Sherwood.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Jeanne d’Autriche. Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany

The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress by Ninya Mikhaila & Jane Malcolm-Davies.

A valuable sourcebook for costume designers, dressmakers and those involved in historical reenactments, this book contains all the information you need to create authentic clothes from the Tudor period.

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