This is the French hood that Anne Boleyn made fashionable in England. It certainly does look more flattering than the Tudor gable hood. But notice that the hair is still completely covered. So, women of the day were expected to keep their hair very long (which takes a lot of time and trouble, even today), but they weren't allowed to show it in public. I'm sure there have been Ph.D. theses written about the psychological, sociological, and anthropological significance of women's hair.