Puritan Life

Dress

Hair Styles

During the 17th Century, hair became a controversial issue. Men's hair was often to the ears or shoulder which was relatively short, in comparison to previous eras. Ladies hair was very similar, however, it was trimmed to about shoulder length. This appalled the Puritan men, so the Puritan women were demanded to grow their hair out long and hide it under a cap as a token of modesty.

Bibliography

"Shedding Light on a Dark Era." The Pragmatic Costumer. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.

"Puritan Life." ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.