Married and grown women covered their hair, as they had in previous periods.
The edges of the skirt could be adorned with jewelled borders. The partlet might be made of the same material as the kirtle and richly decorated with lace detailing to compliment it. The cloak is identified by its flaring out at the shoulders and the intricacy of decoration.
These include: taller collars than normal, upturned collar or no collar at all and sleeves. The 16th century witnessed an increased delineation of male dress that restricted movement and emphasized an erect frame and head to lend poise to the wearer.
This upper robe, worn over the kirtle and chemise, was often voluminous with ample skirt and train. Atop her kirtle a woman of fashion would wear a gown. Hill, Daniel Delis. Large brooches were worn to pin overpartlets to the dress beneath.
Usage terms NPG L Private collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London The ensemble was completed by a hat or cap with a feather or a jewel, and a cloak, varying from a useless waist level to a practical full length.
Hats and headgear[ edit ] In France, England, and the Low Countries, black hoods with veils at the back were worn over linen undercaps that allowed the front hair parted in the middle to show.
London: Faber and Faber, The gowns have wide sleeves with turned-back cuffs lined in fur, He wears a heavy gold chain as was fashionable in Germany and his soft bonnet is decorated with medallions and a profusion of feathers.