ca. 1610 Extant gown


This is the caption that goes with the image, "Gown | c. 1610 | United Kingdom

This loose gown made of Italian brocaded silk would have been worn by a woman in the early 17th century as part of a formal day ensemble. A bodice and petticoat of equally luxurious, although not necessarily matching materials would have been worn underneath. The silk has been slashed between the brocaded motifs. This was a popular decorative technique during the 16th and early 17th centuries. At the centre back of the gown’s small upright collar are two holes to fasten a support for an elaborate lace collar."

It would be great if an image of the front of this 1610 British gown was available.

Keywords:  1610, British, high enclosing neckline, ruff, tabbed sleeves, full skirt, slashing

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