The Ruff started as a high frilled collar in the fashion of the Middle Ages. The ruff became bigger and more exaggerated and was constructed on gauze wings which were raised at the back of the heads of women.
The doublet was a fashionable tight-fitting buttoned jacket that was worn during medieval and Tudor times. The doublet had a wide variety of styles including the heavily padded, Peascod doublet. Short, skirt-like, additions were added, called the Peplum doublet which covered the waist of the hose or breeches, the height of fashion.
Definition and description of all types of Tudor jewelry including the Jewels and Precious Stones used to make Tudor Jewelry such as gold, silver, Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Topaz, Opals and Pearls.
Tudor Clothes for the King
The introduction of Italian and French fashion exhibited better taste and a greater amount of elegance in the clothes of royalty and the nobility. The typical Tudor clothes and fashion for a King such as King Henry VIII are featured in this section.
Clothes for the Rich and Poor Tudors
Whether a man or woman was rich or poor they were not allowed to wear whatever clothes they liked due to the Tudor Sumptuary or Statutes of Apparel. The higher the rank and class the more choice of clothes, materials, styles and colors that could be worn. The clothes for rich or poor Tudors would immediately indicate their status and rank.
The clothes and fashion worn by the rich Tudors were fabulous with sumptuous materials, vivid colors and extremely costly. The fashion of slashing material & fabrics is explained in this clothing section.
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