Costume silhouettes of the sixteenth century changed rapidly with the introduction of the corset, the basquine, the hoop skirt, or vertugale.
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The woman shown here might very well be the Queen herself. White and black were likewise popular and always appeared somewhere in the color scheme.
England Tudor. Peasant clothing from 1500 to 1550, during the reign of Henry VIII. Renaissance 16th century. History of costume.
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From the Tapestry “The Apparition of Christ to the Madeleine” at the the Louvre, Paris. Costume: Elizabethan era, Tudor era.
On the history of costumes. Last third of the XVI century. Münchener Bilderbogen
Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany 1547-1578
Costume féminin bourgeois allemand en 1515. German bourgeois women costume.
Dame de Florence, 1450. Lady of Florence. Early Renaissance fashion (Quattrocento). Source: Costumes historiques, de la ville ou de théâtre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857) and José Domínguez… Read More
Costume of the Venetian Renaissance in the first half of the 15th century.
Fashion in the first third of the 16th century. Germany in 1520. German townswomen of the Reformation period. Late Renaissance costumes.