Costumes of the Renaissance

Basque petticoats and farthingales, boots with deep turn-down cuffs or square-toed shoes, embroidered gauntlets, capes, hats with brims and padded crowns, lace-edged collars and wide ruffs, stockings, garter and breeches, long pointed waist seams, small silk caps trimmed with gold ribbons and pearls …

Costumes of 17th Century

Heavily boned bodices, high-heeled shoes with square toes, huge cuffs with decorative buttonholes, wide-brimmed hats with shallow crown, jackets and butonned waistcoats…