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elements of ancient costume click to hear : elements of ancient costume

Examples of different articles of clothing characteristic of a period, country, condition or occasion.
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gaiter heeled shoe bicorne tricorne collaret fraise hennin crakow

gaiter click to hear : gaiter

Cover for the top of the shoe and the lower part of the leg; it was held in place by an understrap and fastened at the side with buttons or hooks.

heeled shoe click to hear : heeled shoe

In the 17th century, the heeled shoe had a large tongue decorated with a bow or a buckle.

bicorne click to hear : bicorne

Men’s hat with a brim folded into two points; it replaced the tricorne after the French Revolution.

tricorne click to hear : tricorne

Men’s hat with a brim folded into three points and a relatively flat crown; it was worn in the 17th and 18th centuries.

collaret click to hear : collaret

Piece of delicate, pleated or gathered fabric that adorned the neck of a dress; its shape varied greatly from one period to another.

fraise click to hear : fraise

Stiff pleated collaret worn by men and women from the late 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

hennin click to hear : hennin

In the 15th century, a high cylindrical women’s headdress that was covered in expensive fabric; a transparent veil of medium length hung from it.

crakow click to hear : crakow

Shoe characterized by a disproportionately long toe; it was in fashion from the end of the 14th through the 15th century.