17th Century Fashion

Collection by Cathie

From the wardrobe of Orsolya Dersffy, ca. 1610, Hungary, cut-pile velvet, raised embroidery of gilt silver thread; embroidered in silk thread

Szoknya - valószínűleg Dersffy Orsolya ruhatárából | Iparművészeti Múzeum Gyűjteményi Adatbázis

From the wardrobe of Orsolya Dersffy, ca. 1610, Hungary, cut-pile velvet, raised embroidery of gilt silver thread; embroidered in silk thread

Doublet and breeches; England, 1630-1640. | Victoria and Albert Museum

Doublet and breeches | V&A Search the Collections

Doublet and breeches, 1630-1639 (made). Man's doublet and breeches, 1630s, English; ivory silk satin with stamped and pinked decoration. Museum Number 348&A-1905.

Man's Robe Date:early 17th century

Man's Robe | Italian or British | The Met

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1618 Gown

Reformation Era - c.1618 Gown

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Beautiful gown ca 1617 from the Australian Hungarian Empire.

I don't wear dresses

oldrags: “ Dress worn by a certain Marketa Lobkowicz, 1617 modern-day Czech Republic or Poland, Mikulov Museum ”

Shoes, ca. 1600 - ca. 1650.

Schoen van zwart runder leer met lage sleehak, ronde neus en een voorblad eindigend in een klep waarover een riem, anoniem, ca. 1600 - ca. 1650 - Rijksmuseum

This is how I imagine my plain Puritan sisters - Silence, Prudence, and Patience in the poem "Sisters" Puritans in the 16th and 17th century gave their daughters names which marked them off from the ungodly: Silence, Handmaid, Vanity, Chastity, Thankful, Obedience.


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Doña Marianna Stampa Parravicina (born 1612), Condesa di Segrate Spanish (Sevillian) Painter, early 17th century

Spanish Painter | Doña Marianna Stampa Parravicina (born 1612), Condesa di Segrate | The Met

Extant English stays, dated 1620-1640. Linen and red silk sating edged with pale blue ribbons. Laced in the front over a boned stomacher. (Possibly of a later date?)

Extant stays from the 17th century

Compared with the 18th century therearen’t many stays still around from the 17th century. There isn’t much written about them either- I suspect there are a buried treasured hidden in museum collections that no one has ever bothered about. Here I have collected information of the extant stays I know about. To not make the post too long, I’ve saved the boned bodices of that period for a later post. The oldest stays we have are German and dated to 1598. It was part of the burial clothes for…

coat Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom Date: 1685-95

Collections | Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall hold the city's world-class art collections, with over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art & costume.

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…

Gown | V&A Search the Collections

Gown, 1610-1615 (made) 1600 (woven). Woman's gown, 1600-10, Italian; slashed, figured and brocaded cream silk. Museum Number 189-1900.