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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.

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Firenze

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

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Although the vast majority of the body was covered it was permissible for dresses to have plunging necklines. A necklace was often worn which drew even more attention to a woman's breasts. The necks and cuffs of gowns were decorated with silk or linen ruffs. The hair was often worn loose as a symbol of purity.

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Now, living with Henry in The Tudors was likely to end in heads rolling... but **damn** did the man know fashion. Lots of heavy velvet, furs, and even leather.

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