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The 1600's in Fashion - a time of transition

The 17th century marked a transition between the flamboyant styles of the Renaissance period and the more subdued outfits of the 1700's. This is especially marked in mens' clothing, where the hose and capes of the preceding centuries gave way to waistcoats and breeches.

Overall, collars got smaller, sleeves got bigger (for a while). Waistlines rose, capes got shorter, and sleeves and doublets were slashed to reveal colors from the layer below. Embroidered and ornate garb worn in court and by the rich, especially in the early half of the century, contrasted sharply with the simple dress of the Puritans.

The attire of the Pilgrims was distinctive in its black and white simplicity - tall, buckled hats for men, black dresses with white aprons and bonnets for women.

Learn More: Two excellent, illustrated articles showing various forms of dress in the early 1600's and in the late 17th century.

See also Renaissance , 18th century and pirate costumes.

Adult Pilgrim Woman Costume - Pilgrim Costumes

Adult Pilgrim Woman Costume - Pilgrim Costumes

$42.89  $21.45

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Brand: Forum

Adult Pilgrim Man Costume - Pilgrim Costumes

Adult Pilgrim Man Costume - Pilgrim Costumes

$42.67  $21.34

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Brand: California Costumes

Pilgrim Boy Costume - Colonial Costumes

Pilgrim Boy Costume - Colonial Costumes

$42.87  $21.44

Thanksgiving Costumes - This child Pilgrim Boy ... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Adult Marie Antoinette Costume - Renaissance Costumes

Adult Marie Antoinette Costume - Renaissance Costumes

$127.60  $63.80

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Brand: Forum

Black Musketeer Hat

Black Musketeer Hat

$16.49  $8.25

Finalize your Musketeer Costume with this Black... [Read more]

Brand: Franco

Deluxe Pilgrim Hat - Pilgrim Costumes

Deluxe Pilgrim Hat - Pilgrim Costumes

$34.98  $24.95

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Brand: Elope

Pilgrim Shoe Covers - Colonial Costume Accessories

Pilgrim Shoe Covers - Colonial Costume Accessories

$12.09  $6.05

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Brand: Forum

Pilgrim Woman Costume Kit - Colonial Costumes

Pilgrim Woman Costume Kit - Colonial Costumes

$17.55  $8.78

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Brand: Forum

Platinum Marie Antoinette Wig - Costume Wigs

Platinum Marie Antoinette Wig - Costume Wigs

$42.81  $21.41

Develop an authentic look by adding this platin... [Read more]

Brand: Forum

Madame Marie Girls Costume - Halloween Costumes

Madame Marie Girls Costume - Halloween Costumes

$89.09  $44.55

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Brand: Princess Paradise

Midnight Musketeer Sexy Costume - Adult Costumes

Midnight Musketeer Sexy Costume - Adult Costumes

$70.39  $35.20

Sexy Costumes - This Midnight Musketeer Costume... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Vixen of Versailles Adult Costume - Marie Antoinette Costumes

Vixen of Versailles Adult Costume - Marie Antoinette Costumes

$342.09  $171.05

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Brand: In Character Costumes

Sexy Marie Costume - Marie Antoinette Costumes

Sexy Marie Costume - Marie Antoinette Costumes

$45.09  $22.55

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Brand: Underwraps

Ghost Lady Elite Collection Costume

Ghost Lady Elite Collection Costume

$434.43  $142.60

Includes dress and petticoat. Does not include ... [Read more]

Brand: Incharacter Costumes

Pilgrim / Puritan Lady Costume

Pilgrim / Puritan Lady Costume

$71.95  $50.33

Take a journey back to where it all started in ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Proper Pilgrim Adult Costume

Proper Pilgrim Adult Costume

$50.00  $26.60

Dress up as a graceful and humble pilgrim with ... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Pilgrim Boy Costume

Pilgrim Boy Costume

$57.00  $29.08

Add a pilgrim charm to your little boy in this ... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies

Pilgrim Girl Costume

Pilgrim Girl Costume

$57.90  $25.76

Pilgrim Girl costume features a long gray dress... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies

Pilgrim Girl Child Costume

Pilgrim Girl Child Costume

$34.99

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Brand: Spirit Halloween

Puritan Bonnet Cloth

Puritan Bonnet Cloth

$12.95  $12.33

White cotton bonnet with the brim folded back [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

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