Costume Scene Investigation

French Influence 17th century

Men's garments

Most men wore soft, loose shirts that gave them enough space to move in. Many of the other garments that were worn are below:

  • Full sleeved shirts
  • Waist coats
  • Stocking tops
  • Cloaks
  • 3-piece suit
  • Linen shirts
  • Banyan
  • Slashed sleeves
  • Doublet
  • Jerkins

Men's garments (bottom half)

They usually wore something that kept warmth. Men most likely wore hose or leggings under their trousers or breeches. Other garments that were worn are listed below:

  • Knee breeches
  • Trousers
  • Leggings to go under breeches
  • Brocade pants
  • Hose to keep warmth

Women's garments

Women would usually always wore bodice or corset. They never wore pants and would wear skirts and dresses. Women usually wore shifts which were worn under their dresses. Other tops worn include:

  • Waistcoat
  • Shift
  • Bodice
  • Tight waisted silohuette
  • Chemise in place of shifts
  • Needle lace shirts
  • Virago sleeves
  • Slashed sleeves
  • Sleeve ruffles
  • Corset


Women's garments (bottom half)

Women wore dresses, petticoats, and skirts. People could identify a women's status by what they are wearing.

  • Petticoats
  • Brocade skirts
  • Over skirt
  • Riding habit
  • Under skirts

Headwear

Men:

Hats would be worn most of the time and would be taken off when greeting a lady.

  • Feathered hats
  • Powdered wigs
  • Monmouth cap
  • Neglige cap
  • Broad brimmed hats
  • Felt hats


Headwear

Women:

Many women would wear caps at home because it would keep hair out of their face.

  • Mob cap
  • Caps
  • Lappet caps
  • Wrapped head linen
  • Tall broad hats with brims
  • Powdered wigs


Footwear

Men:

  • Low heeled shoes
  • Pumps
  • Buckled boots
  • Tied stringed shoes
  • Buckled shoes
  • Boots

Footwear

Women:

  • Latchet shoes
  • Mules
  • Buckled shoes
  • Low heeled shoes



Accessories

Men:

  • Cravat
  • Neck handkerchief
  • Stocks
  • Broad lace collars
  • Linen collars
  • Ruffled colars

Accessories

Women:

Accessories would sometimes help people identify a persons status. Women who wore collars would be identified as rich or wealthy.

  • Muffs
  • Mitts
  • Mittens
  • Broad lace collars
  • Linen collars
  • Lace collars