scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,206
Elizabethan Fashion In the earlier parts of the sixteenth century everything was changing in England Everything from their queens right down to fashion The fifteenth century was a time if simple styles anything that would create a simple silhouette of a woman Now things were evolving into the shapely and extravagant styles we call Elizabethan fashion There are some very small yet important items that must be worn to have a proper Elizabethan outfit Everything was equally important all the way down to the make up that was worn During the Elizabethan times they had everything specific outfits and accessories some more lavish according to classes There were even some very risky home remedies for some of the common beauty problems Elizabethan times are times of glamour and beauty The first thing one must know about Elizabethan fashion in women is their outfits were extremely complex They began with an under gown looking like a short cotton nightgown This was called a chemise it was one of the first items put on after the stockings shoes and any jewelry and make up Next would be the corset and bumroll The corsets were worn to give a more shapely look to the women They would minimize the waist and enhance the chest Also another thing used to enhance womens figures was a bumroll It is a round crescent shaped pad that is placed at the hip area that makes the skirt fall the way it is supposed to Again this accentuates the hip area and makes the waist appear so much smaller The next piece of clothing to go on was not essential it is called a partlet A partlet is a confusing piece to put on it covers both the front and back of the chest but it ties under the arms Finally the overskirt and bodice and sleeves were put on These pieces would match also they are the pieces that are decorated
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA