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Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

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/

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

Change the sleeves and this is the basic dress.  Note the white band around the neck.  Like?

Change the sleeves and this is the basic dress. Note the white band around the neck. Like?

A re-creation of a Tudor gown ala Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, for display at Gainsborough Old Hall, to commemorate Henry and Catherine’s visit made as part of Henry’s Northern Progress in 1541.

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A re-creation of a Tudor gown ala Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, for display at Gainsborough Old Hall, to commemorate Henry and Catherine’s visit made as part of Henry’s Northern Progress in 1541.

Renaissance Boleyn Court Tudors dress costume with by MattiOnline

Renaissance Boleyn Court Tudors dress costume with 8 pieces in gold & black