Tudor Fashion

The Tudors liked warm colours and lots of layers. It was difficult to stay warm in Tudor households in England and Wales. Tudor fashions were influenced by what was happening in the fifteenth and Sixteenth Century cultural powerhouses of Spain and Portugal. Men were likely to wear linen shirts with a padded doublet possibly with another jacket over that. Leg wear was likely to be stockings and breeches. Women would have a petticoat, bodice and a hooped skirt with padded hips.

Sir Francis Drake, c1580 Mary Tudor
Mary Ramsey, 1601
Robert Dudley, c1560 Martin Frobisher, 1577


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