Tudor Fashion

King Henry VIII - Tudor Fashion

Picture of King Henry VIII

 

Tudor Fashion

  • Interesting Facts and information about Tudor Fashion and Clothes
  • Slashing Material & Fabrics
  • Material & Fabrics
  • Colors
  • List of Clothes - Tudor Fashion for Men and Women

Tudor Fashion

Tudor Fashion
The dynasty of the Tudors include Kings and Queens such as King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I whose portraits illustrate the clothing, fashion and Fashion worn by the Tudors.
The fashion worn by the rich Tudors were fabulous with sumptuous materials, vivid colors and extremely costly. Tudor fashions varied according to whether the person was a member of Royalty, the Nobility, Upper Class or one of the poor, working class. But Tudors were not allowed to wear whatever they liked due to the Tudor Sumptuary Laws or Statutes of Apparel. Colors, fashion styles and materials were dictated by class and rank. The higher the rank the more choice of materials, styles and colors that could be worn and the more distinct the fashion. The rank and position of Tudor men and women would be immediately recognised by the fashion of their clothes together with the color, style and material of their clothing.

Tudor Fashion - Slashing Material & Fabrics
The limitations of dress and clothing due to the strict Sumptuary Laws and Statutes of Apparel led to a new fashion being created during the era of the Tudors - slashed clothes. Both men and women began to slash, or cut their upper garments revealing the colors and materials of the layered Tudor clothes. The slash, or cut, in the outer surfaces of garments (doublets, sleeves and gowns) exposed the contrasting color of the linings beneath. The linings would be pulled through the slash and puffed out to further emphasize the contrast of colors, fabrics and materials. An interesting fact when considering Tudor Fashions.

Tudor Fashion - Material & Fabrics
The fabrics and materials found in Tudor Fashion for Nobles and Upper classes included velvets, furs, silks, lace, cottons and taffeta. Poor Tudors had to wear clothing made of wool, linen and sheepskin however, silk, taffeta and velvet trimmings were allowed, which was why slashing clothes was so popular. Buttons and the facing of coats, cloaks, hats and caps of poor Tudors could be made of these trimmings which provided them with opportunity to follow some of the Tudor fashion.

Tudor Fashion - Colors
The colors used to create Tudor fashion was dictated by the Sumptuary Laws. Purple, Gold, Silver, Crimson, or Scarlet and Deep Blue could only be worn by Roalty, Nobility and the Upper Classes acording to their status and rank. Poor Tudors were only allowed to wear brown, beige, yellow, orange, russet, green, grey and blue (not the deep blue indigo but a paler blue which was dyed with woad.

List of Clothes - Tudor Fashion for Men and Women
Tudor Clothing & Fashion for men and women consisted of many layers and Tudor Fashion for women and men included many of the following elements:
 

List of Clothes

Tudor Fashion for Women

Tudor Fashion for Men

  • Dress / Gown
  • Separate sleeves
  • Ruff
  • Cloak
  • Shoes
  • Hat
  • Smock. shift or chemise
  • Stockings or hose
  • Corset or bodice
  • Farthingale
  • A Roll or Rowle
  • Stomacher
  • Petticoat
  • Kirtle
  • Forepart
  • Partlet
  • Doublet
  • Separate sleeves
  • Breeches
  • Belt
  • Ruff
  • Cloak
  • Shoes
  • Hat
  • Shirt

  • Stockings or hose

  • Codpiece

  • Corset

 

Tudor Fashion for Women

Tudor Fashion for Men

List of Clothes

 

Tudor Fashion
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Tudor Fashion

  • Interesting Facts and information about Tudor Fashion and Clothes
  • Slashing Material & Fabrics
  • Material & Fabrics
  • Colors
  • List of Clothes - Tudor Fashion for Men and Women

Tudor Fashion

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