Presentation on theme: "Elizabethan Clothing For Upper-Class and Peasant Women."— Presentation transcript:
Elizabethan Clothing For Upper-Class and Peasant Women
Women’s underclothing Linen chemise to protect the outer dress from dirt and sweat. Stockings
A corset A hooped under skirt
A petticoat This went on the top of everything else before the dress was put on.
A completely clothed Elizabethan Woman This includes: – Gown – Seperate sleeves – Ruffled collar – Shoes – Hat – Cloak
Peasant Woman They wore similar clothing pieces as the upper class, but they were of much simpler fabric (cotton, wool, leather) and had to be in dark colors. If they wore silk or velvet in public – or anything in the color purple – they could be fined or jailed.
The Statute of Apperal In 1574, a law called the Statute of Apparel was put into effect that dictated what people could and could not wear. There were two goals for this law. The first was to limit people’s expenditure for clothing. But it was also to keep the social classes clearly defined. Upper class people were allowed to dress a certain way and lower class people another.