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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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Women’s clothing changed dramatically during the 63 years of Victoria’s reign. Men’s clothing changed too, but more subtly.

1860's outfits

1860’s outfits

Victorian Surveyor

Victorian Surveyor

Edwardian Ruffian

Edwardian Ruffian

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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.

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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

stays

Stays

18th century stays from £395

stays back

Stays back

 

 

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Eleanor of Aquitaine Representation of Eleanor of Aquitaine, floor-length brocade gown, velvet cloak and barbette and veil.

Gown from £145

Cloak from £175

Barbette and Veil from £60

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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

Landsknecht

Landsknecht

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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