Welcome to Elizabethan Clothing and Law Table of Contents • 2-10……Charmaine • 11-15….Coulton • 16-21….Stapler • 22-26….Kyle
Elizabethan Women’s Clothing Mislang
Over-Clothing Above their under-garments contain their over-clothing, which indicated who was upper class, and who was not. The colors and styles indicated these.
Make-up • Make up is what they use for their power of beauty, just like it us used now. In the Elizabethan Era, upper-class women were Pale, and the poor were tanned. • A perfect Elizabethan was to have red lips, rosy cheeks, and light hair. • Their faces were covered with make up to hide any wrinkles or aging. • They must also look seductive, and yet, maintain a “Virgin Queen” look.
Types of Makeup • Ceruse- This is the make-up people use to make themselves very white. It contains white lead and vinegar and is poisonous. Women go through bleeding faces just to apply it on their face and look ‘beautiful’ and ‘desirable’. • They also use roots of plants and leaves for pale faces. • Women sometimes even dye their hair yellow with Saffron, Cumin seed, Celandine, and Oil. • For the touch of red lips and cheeks, they use Cochineal, and this was very expensive. • Kohl was used to darken their lashes. Only the high-class women had these products because lower-class women could not afford them.
Important Jewelry Women in the Elizabethan Era wore a lot of jewelry. They were big, beautiful, and expensive. Everything was designed in its own unique way! • Necklaces • Pendants • Rings • Earrings • Buttons, Aglets & Single Jewels • Girdles -belt for men and women. • Rosaries • Billiments
Hairs & Wigs Upper class women were desired to have Light hair color, so they sometimes dye their hair to yellow, with other odd chemicals. Other women prefer wigs, so they buy very big beautiful wigs!
Cited Sources • http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-clothing.htm • http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-make-up.htm • http://www.elizabethancostume.net/jewelry/index.html • http://elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-accesories.htm • http://sb.westfordk12.us/pages/8gweb/8gla/ElizHairDress.pdf
Glossary Chemise- certain modern types of women's undergarments and dresses. In the classical usage it is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Bodice- is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist Farthingale- a term applied to any of several structures used under Western European women's clothing in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to support the skirts into the desired shape. Petticoat- a petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt, dress or sari. The petticoat is a separate garment hanging from the waist Ceruse- venetian ceruse, also known as "spirits of Saturn", was a skin whitening cosmetic used in the 16th century with a base of white lead. It was highly prized and widely used (by Queen Elizabeth I of England, among others),even though it was known that extensive use would cause lead poisoning, leading to severe sickness or even death. Cumin seed-(Cuminum cyminum, sometimes spelled cummin) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterraneanto East India. Celandine- celandine is a common name for three species of flowers. Cochineal- the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the dye is derived. Aglet- An aglet or aiglet is a small plastic or metal sheath typically found on the ends of shoelaces, cords and drawstrings. Aglets keep the fibers from unraveling, plus their firmness and narrow profile makes them easier to hold and feed through the eyelets, lugs or other lacing guides.
Elizabethan Clothing For Men COULTON.
Mens Overclothing Mens overclothing consisted of … A doublet Separate sleeves Shoes Breeches(not shown) Separate Sleeves Shirt Doublet Stockings (hose) Shoes
Mens Underclothing Mens Underclothing consisted of… A codpiece Corset Stockings or hose Shirt Corset Stockings Codpiece Shirt
Mens Shoes Men in the Elizabethan era wore shoes much like the shoes men of today wear. Here are some examples… Turdor Side Laced Shoe Turdor One Bar Russet Shoes Pull on Knee Boot Slashed Cuffed Boots Turdor Side Laced Shoe Russet Shoes Turdor One Bar Slashed Cuffed Boots Pull On Knee Boot
Elizabethan Hats The Muffin Cap Mens hats inluded… Foolscap(one of the most commonly known hats) The Toque The Muffin Cap Foolscap Toque
Elizabethan Clothing Laws The laws of the land of… fashion. STAPLER
Table of Contents • Royalty (Women) – colors and fabrics allowed to only the royal ladies. • Royalty (Men) – colors and fabrics allowed to only royal men. • Peasants (Women) – What the lower class was limited to. • Peasants (Men) – What the low end men had to wear.
Women of Royal Status • The color purple and the material silk were allowed only to the Queen, her mother, and her daughters (princesses). • Duchesses were only allowed access to sable fur. • The wives of knights were given velvet and furs of wolf and leopard.
Women of the Lower Classes • The average peasant woman was allowed to use wool, linen, and sheepskin to make her clothes. • They had access to only earthy colors such as brown, orange, yellow, and beige.
Men of the Royal Family • Kings, the king’s children, and any brothers he may have were allowed to wear anything that they wanted as long as it wasn’t associated with the peasants. • Dukes wore silk of bright flamboyant colors. • Knights were to wear velvet and were the only people allowed to wear their weapons at all times.
Men of the Lower Class • Like the women of the lower class the men were only permitted to use of wool, linen, and sheepskin in their clothing. • Also like women they were forced to wear only earthy colors but with the exception of the colors grey and blue.
Renaissance Social Classes -The Nobility -Only about 55 Noble Families in Elizabethan England. -The Gentry -Only about 5% of Elizabethan England were of the Gentry class which consisted of knights, squires, gentleman, and gentlewoman. -The Yeomanry -Between rich and poor, middle class people. -The Poor -Consisted not only of those in poverty, but also the sick, the disabled, the old and feeble, and soldiers unable to work because of their wounds. KYLE
The Nobility The Nobility wore clothes made of velvet, silk, satin, furs, lace, cottons, and taffeta. These fabrics were imported from through out Europe and Asia. These materials usually came in a variety of different colors. The materials were colored using a variety of dyes from through out Europe and Asia that were very expensive.
The Gentry The Gentry, like the nobility, wore clothes made of velvet, silk, satin, furs, lace, cottons, and taffeta. These fabrics were imported from through out Europe and Asia. Although these clothes were limited on colors. Since they were limited on colors they were not as expensive to own.
The Yeomanry The Yeomanry, also known as the middle class, were restricted as of what fabrics could be worn. They were forced to wear clothing made out of wool, linen, and sheepskin. However, silk, taffeta, and velvet trimmings were allowed. They were also restricted as of what colors their clothes could be dyed.
The Poor The Poor wore mainly clothes made out of wool, linen, and sheepskin. Most poor people in Elizabethan times only owned one outfit because clothes were very expensive. They only wore clothing that they could afford if they could afford any at all.