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1550 - 1600 Queen Elizabeth Period Fashion

Fashion and Costumes late 16th Century: 1550-1599 Elizabethan style

Pendant Unknown maker 1580 - 1600 Europe Gold, set with hog-back diamonds Museum no. M.248-1923 © Victoria and Albert Museum

Queen Elizabeth I Rainbow Portrait Replica Pearl and Antique Gold Cross Necklace Reproduction.

16th century gold, ruby, emerald, pearl and enameled Love Bird pendant, c. 1550. The words upon it read, 'Love is Comfort'.

Late 16th century English Renaissance costumes, made by Angela Mombers

"Analysis of the “Darnley portrait” of Elizabeth I from 1575: an image of the queen in her forties, painted from life and the model for countless portraits during the rest of her reign. For years, we’ve considered it proof of her imperiousness: that look so haughty and remote, that dress a rather masculine doublet. The pallidly white cheeks just added to the sense of her remoteness."

File:Darnley stage 3.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

George Gower, Portrait of a Lady, thought to be Isabel Biddulph, née Gifford, circa 1570-1575, Weiss Galklery 2001.

File:George Gower Isabel Biddulph.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Penelope Devereux, later styled Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire (1562-7/1607) Born at Chartley Castle in Staffordshire, she was the elder daughter of Walter Devereux 1st Earl of Essex and Lettice Knollys, daughter of Sir Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey, and sister of William Knollys, later 1st Earl of Banbury. Catherine Carey was the daughter of Lady Mary Boleyn by either her husband Sir William Carey, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, or her lover King Henry VIII.

Portrait identified by a later inscription as Dorothy and Penelope Devereux, daughters of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex and his wife Lettice Knolles. Now at Longleat House. Date circa 1581

Photo of Dorothy penelope devereaux

Portrait of Sigismund III (1566 - 1632). Sigismund III was King of Sweden from 1592 until 1599, when he was deposed by his uncle. He was also King of Poland from 1587 until his death in 1632. He married twice and had twelve children.

Margaret Tudor's marriage to James IV, King of Scots in 1503 foreshadowed the Union of the Crowns - their great-grandson, King James VI of Scotland, the child of Mary Stuart and Henry, Lord Darnley, became King of England and Ireland upon the death of Margaret's fraternal niece, Elizabeth I of England.

Sampler Girl blog: Statue of Elizabeth I at the Elizabethan Gardens in Outer Banks, NC.

The Sampler Girl's Blog: Elizabethan Gardens

Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): English poet, author of The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.

Edmund Spenser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (July 16,1517 – November 20, 1559), born Lady Frances Brandon, was the second child and eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk and Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France. She was the mother of Lady Jane Grey, who was briefly Queen of England, and older sister to Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln and Eleanor Clifford, Countess of Cumberland. Her maternal uncle was King Henry VIII of England and her maternal aunt was Queen Margaret of Scotland.

Elizabethan Costume Silk Organza UnderPartlet by DesignsFromTime, $198.00

Eleanora of Toledo skirt in progress by Kim Byrnes. Motives are patched on (applique) and then hand embroidered lines are made on it.

Life is too short for normal clothes

1567 Mary Hill, Mrs MacWilliam by Master of the Countess of Warwick. Lady Mary's dress has several interesting features. The gauzy material, found on her sleeves and partlet, is either printed or embroidered with blackwork. She appears to be wearing a vest-overdress that includes the rolled sleeves. Her hands cover the probable location of a vee waistline, but there could be no separation there at all (rather unlikely). Her pendant suggests her dress has a girdle and vee waistline.