A Visual history of costume
Covers the styles of dress in the 16th century illustrated by oil paintings, engravings, woodcuts and line drawings taken by the time of the dress itself through the use of which the reader is given a clear idea of what was worn and how without the distortions and loss of detail which modern line drawings entail. Each illustration captioned under the labels "Head", "Body" and "Accessories" and all clothes are not only described but also explained and interpreted.
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Accessories aglets Albert Museum attached attr beard belt and sword-belt billiment black velvet blackwork embroidery bobbin lace bodice Body bonnet Brass rubbing brim brocade buttoned chemise cloak colour costume Courtesy Trustees cuffs curved cutwork decorated doublet draped dress Earl edged Elizabeth embroidered embroidery Eworth falling band farthingale fashionable fastened French hood frill front fur lining garment gauze George Gower girdle gold braid gracious permission hair hanging sleeves Head Henry Unton Henry VIII Holbein Note jerkin jewels kirtle lace linen London moustache narrow National Portrait Gallery neck Nicholas Hilliard Oil on canvas Oil on panel ostrich ostrich feather panel National Portrait panes partlet pattern peascod belly pickadil pinked pleats puffs reproduced by gracious ropes of pearls round satin shape shirt shoulders slashed square neckline standing collar style trimmed trunk hose trunk sleeves undersleeves Unknown artist Note Unknown artist Oil upper Victoria and Albert waist waistline wears wings worn