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Women’s Fashion in Spain 1480-1520

SquarePicSpanish Renaissance clothing can be difficult to identify at first glance. Kate gives us a field guide to Hispano-Flemish ladies' style of the 15th & 16th centuries.

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Puritan Dress of the 16th and 17th Centuries

SquarepicThere are many myths about Puritan clothing, but what's the truth behind the big white collars? Alison explores who they were and what they really wore...

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Walter Fyshe and the Queen’s Wardrobe, Part 1

SquarepicWalter Fyshe was tailor to the Tudor Queen Elizabeth I. Julia looks into his life and work in the C16th via an exploration of the Queen's Wardrobe.

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Turkish Dress in 16th Century Venice

turkish iconFashion is a significant area of cultural borrowing. Sarah Lorraine examines the 16th century Venetian appropriation of Turkish dress. 

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Walter Fyshe and the Queen’s Wardrobe, Part 2 of 2

squarepicHaving explored the Elizabethan Royal Wardrobe, and met Walter Fysche's wife, we now look into how and why she might have dressed.

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The Phoenix Dress

squarepicThere's life in that old dress yet. Julia shows how she remade an old early C16th gown into a new Elizabethan one for her daughter.

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Tudor Corset or Not to Corset...

SquarepicDo you really need a corset with that 16th century gown? Maybe not. Kimiko explains why... and explores kirtles, bents and bodies to create the perfect silhouette.

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The Evolution of 16th Century Womenswear

The Evolution of 16th Century WomenswearThe more things change, the more they stay the same. Julia investigates the evolution of 16th century women's clothing, and the ramifications for Tudor costumers.

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The Evolution of 16th Century Menswear

squarepicBuilding on her investigations into the evolution of women’s clothing in the sixteenth century, Julia now looks at the male wardrobe in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.

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Setting 16th Century Ruffs

squarepicOnce you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.

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Men’s Fashion in Spain 1480-1520

SquarepicSpanish Renaissance style can be tough to identify. Kate continues her field guide to Hispano-Flemish style by looking at men's fashions in 15th and 16th century Spain.

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Master Tailors' Exam and Books

tailor-iconExtant C16th garments are rare, but some tailoring books survive still. Marion explores the German and Austrian tailor's masterbook and the master tailor's exam.

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