Clothing and Accoutrements
Of all aspects of Elizabethan culture, the most distinctive may well be its
clothing. It was a highly fashion-conscious age, and prized a look that was
elaborate, artificial, stylized, and striking. Men and women alike were
concerned to be wearing the latest and most fashionable outfits, and
although the clothes we associate with the Elizabethans were worn
primarily by the upper classes, their fashions influenced ordinary people
as well. 1
Fashionable men and women of the latter part of Elizabeth's reign. [
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Book title: Daily Life in Elizabethan England.
Contributors: Jeffrey L. Singman - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1995.
Page number: 93.
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