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Fur has been used for warmth for millenia, but in the medieval period it was often an expensive fashion statement.

Late 15thC Short Pleated Gown

Late 15thC Middle Class Gown

15thC Short Fur-Trimmed Wool Gown

15thC Short Fur-Trimmed Wool Gown – Back view

Late 15thC fur-trimmed gown

Late 15thC Burgundian Gown

Late 15thC Gown

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In the 18th Century womenswear became larger and more formal than ever before. Still corsetted, formal gowns became heavier, stiffer and more embellished; skirts extended sideways and bodices had extended panels hanging from the shoulders. Ordinary women wore gowns that mimicked the rich, formal gowns or simpler bodices and skirts that were more practical for working in.


Silk Sack-Back Gown from £475


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18th century gown

18th century Gown and Petticoat

Early 18th working woman’s gown from £195,

petticoat from £90 and coif £25

18thC Woman

18thC Jacket and Petticoat

Mid 18thC Jacket from £145

Pinner cap £20



18th century stays from £395

stays back

Stays back



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Tudor clothing can cover a wide range of styles from simple early clothing that resembles medieval fashions to the elaborate and outrageous.

1570’s Tudor women

Elizabethan lady and servant

Tudor women

Tudor women



Tudor kirtle and sleeves

early tudor man

Henrician Man

tudor gown

Tudor 1570’s Gown

tudor gown

Tudor brocade Gown

Early Tudor Gentleman

Early Tudor man

Early Tudor Lady

Early Tudor Lady

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The final layer was the gown, full length for those that could afford it and the preferred length for the older man. Younger, more fashionable types might prefer a gown so short it barely covered the buttocks.
Wool was practical and hardwearing, silk was for showing off. Fur was used for warmth and demonstrated a certain level of wealth also.

Shorter coats were worn by poorer or working men.

Prices start from £145 for a simple short wool coat up to many hundreds for a silk gown with all the trimmings.

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Short Pleated Fur-trimmed Wool Gown

15thC Short Pleated Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Working Man’s Coat in undyed wool

15thC Mid-length buttoned wool coat

15thC Mid-length middle class wool gown

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14th Century Gown

14th Century Gown

By the 14th Century women’s gowns were becoming more fitted to the body. Panels were becoming more shaped to flatter the figure, sleeves were tighter and set into the armhole. Skirts were long and full from the hip level.

Prices start from £195

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