Fashion in 17th

The Fashion

The fasion in general.

Fashion (the French mode, and this Latin modus, "style" or "measure") is the "use mode or custom is in vogue for some time, or in a particular country, specializing in costumes, fabrics and ornaments, mostly recently introduced. "1 This is a set of repetitive trends in clothing (clothing, accessories) in the lifestyles and ways of behaving, marking or modify the behavior of a person or a group of people. The fashion trends depend on many factors: social, economic and political, among others (see globalization).
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The Artist


At this time the French fashion dominates both men and women. They used short pants with silk stockings sucks and jacket, in the middle of the century, becomes smaller and lateral folds back and narrow sleeves. With the fall of the French dynasty becomes simple dress and panties set up to mid-calf, vest, tie and jacket, skirts with high neck and flight, powdered wigs and topped with a bow, even hats three or two peaks are carried. After the revolution, long straight hair, high conical hats cup or tube, with short and later colored shoes with heels that ties or buckles and boots with round leaves are added wings. The woman wears painers or verdugados broad and flattened on two fronts, acorsetado bodice and neckline with chiffon or lace. Polonesas, gowns with lace collar and long sleeves.


Fashion feature

In the French outfit, pointy bra, dented sleeves, straight and open slopes, which are then draped with stowaway and long tail. Bent neck, elbow length sleeves strapless ruffled. Along with the revolution disappears flying skirt and mimics the classic garments: high-waisted, short jacket with long sleeves, pleated skirts, plunging necklines, shawls and long gloves. As for the hair, curled backwards then become higher and bulky twists, loops and feathers. Bonnets and wide-brimmed hats. Shoes with high heels and narrow tip, and after some time spent to low.


After 1715, the base of the male costume does not change and continue using jersey, sucks, shirt, tight shorts and knee socks like pants.

In the following years each of these items was undergoing a series of transformations. An example of this is the hat, now the most used is the tricorn hats or 3 points against low wing, which was still used by the clergy and some workers.

Survive, the previous century, some types of layers, but soon were replaced by the capes. It is also the case of shoes that were used, which were slender and long. Gloves and scarves go from being decorative to functional.

On the other hand, women's dress cut undergoes a change, completely different from the male costume. They move away from the excesses of Renaissance dress looking for more freedom and confort.

The Fashion in Spain

The Fashion

Diego Velázquez worked for Felipe IV for nearly four decades, through his masterful portraits can appreciate the various changes that occurred in the seventeenth century Spanish fashion. As I have stated repeatedly, the menswear was quite immobile. It consisted of three basic parts: doublet doublet and hose, with black as the predominant color. Women's fashion, however, reached a dimension of luxury and ostentation difficult to understand. The ruff was abandoned by men in 1623 due to a pragmatic trying to eradicate the soaring costs assumed these necks, while the ladies continued to use a few more years as witness the work of the Sevillian painter. This complicated motif was used not only in Spain but also other countries fell in singalong being the top rated Flemish lace.

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The Fashion

The women's clothing in Spain throughout most of the seventeenth century was far removed from foreign influences following their own tastes and requirements. Today we will look at several portraits of Isabella of Bourbon (1602-1644) to see how was the fashion at the Madrid court. Isabel was queen consort of Spain by marriage to Philip IV, the daughter of Henry IV, first king of the dynasty in France and Marie de Medicis. Diego Velázquez painted several times, it is portraits of apparatus in which the queen appears Length with a rather hieratic pose, no doubt influenced by the heavy attire carrying. Doña Isabel wears a coat (body) very tight and independent of the petticoat (skirt). The tunic tops pointed and is completely rigid, to make this possible a central rod called busc (from the Italian looking, chip) that used to be made of ivory, bone, wood or metal, and sometimes adorned with beautiful grounds was introduced. This rod despite coming up kilo, you could get for Mrs. sit down with somewhat less discomfort.
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