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The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

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from Etsy

Renaissance Dress Historical Costume Italian Renaissance 16th Century Gown

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Detail of the reconstruction of a 1620s doublet Ninya Mikhaila made for Perth (Scotland) Museum. The ribbon, braid and buttons were all copied exactly and made by Gina Barrett.

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Gown from The Other Boleyn Girl. Simple, clean and well executed. Bold red, stunning. I would have to load (mess) it up with a million fussy details

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Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

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from Fashion through History

“Sew 17th century Challenge” – The Bodice (part 3 – Finishing)

“Sew 17th century Challenge” – The Bodice (part 3 – Finishing) at Fashion Through History

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