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“London”, Costumes des quatre parties du monde, gravés dans la manière de Jan Luycken,1670

“London”, Costumes des quatre parties du monde, gravés dans la manière de Jan Luycken,1670

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

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

Baroque Style: emphasized lavish ornamentation, free, flowing lines, and flat and curved forms.

Baroque Style: emphasized lavish ornamentation, free, flowing lines, and flat and curved forms.

Wenceslaus Hollar, Forty-One Insects, Moths and Butterflies, 1646  Etching from Muscarum Scarabeorum  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wenceslaus Hollar, Forty-One Insects, Moths and Butterflies, 1646 Etching from Muscarum Scarabeorum Metropolitan Museum of Art

Although the vast majority of the body was covered it was permissible for dresses to have plunging necklines. A necklace was often worn which drew even more attention to a woman's breasts. The necks and cuffs of gowns were decorated with silk or linen ruffs. The hair was often worn loose as a symbol of purity.

Although the vast majority of the body was covered it was permissible for dresses to have plunging necklines. A necklace was often worn which drew even more attention to a woman's breasts. The necks and cuffs of gowns were decorated with silk or linen ruffs. The hair was often worn loose as a symbol of purity.

Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

English colonist/sailor, late 16th or early 17th century. (headwear appears to…

English colonist/sailor, late 16th or early 17th century. (headwear appears to…

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