Wikipedia writes of 1620s womenswear:
“By the mid-1620s, styles were relaxing. Ruffs were discarded in favor of wired collars which were called rebatos in continental Europe and, later, wide, flat collars.”
Wikipedia writes of 1620s menswear:
“Linen shirts had deep cuffs. Shirt sleeves became fuller throughout the period. To the 1620s, a collar wired to stick out horizontally, called a whisk, was popular. Other styles included an unstarched ruff-like collar and, later, a rectangular falling band lying on the shoulders. Pointed Van Dyke beards, named after the painter Anthony van Dyck, were fashionable, and men often grew a large, wide moustache, as well. Slops or galligaskins, loose hose reaching just below the knee, replaced all other styles of hose by the 1620s, and were now generally called breeches. Breeches might be fastened up the outer leg with buttons or buckles over a full lining.”
- 1620 – Pilgrims landed in America, establish themselves in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Somber colors and tall, black captain hats are worn; lacings and jewelry are forbidden by Puritans. Colored stockings, especially red ones, become popular. The newer style of latchet- closing shoe shows off the hose underneath, and embroidery at the ankle. Surface ornamentation of fabrics is replaced by bright, solid-color satins decorated with rosettes, wide bows, and looped trims.
- 1625 – Fashionable married women abandon the wearing of a cap and wear their hair elaborately styled, uncovered, or with a hat.
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