Elizabethan period costume -  corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.

Elizabethan period costume - corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.

Tudor gown, lovely with the historically correct neckline. Perhaps a costume idea for wearing at the Renaissance Festival. http://texrenfest.com/

Tudor gown, lovely with the historically correct neckline. Perhaps a costume idea for wearing at the Renaissance Festival. http://texrenfest.com/

Tamzin Merchant as Catherine Howard in The Tudors, costume design by Joan Bergin

Tamzin Merchant as Catherine Howard in The Tudors, costume design by Joan Bergin

Historical dress ... oh the days when we girls used to play dress up and have dainty little tea parties!!

Historical dress ... oh the days when we girls used to play dress up and have dainty little tea parties!!

detail ; from an entire Tumblr of Tudor costume, from recreations to slightly fantastical, as well as tv and movie

detail ; from an entire Tumblr of Tudor costume, from recreations to slightly fantastical, as well as tv and movie

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