Wednesday, December 12, 2007



In the 16th century, during the reign of Elizabeth I., the Sumptuary Laws dictated how to dress. Those laws were created to help maintaining the rigid class structure. Thus, certain colours, textiles and clothes were linked to specific ranks within society.
As you can see in the pics above, the dresses were very pompous, often contained ruffs and had a geometrical shape.
The Elizabethan concept of ideal beauty contained light hair, a snow white complexion (indication of the upper class) as well as red lips and cheeks.

Im 16. Jahrhundert, während der Herrschaft Elizabeths I., bestimmten die Gesetze über Luxusaufwendungen, wie man sich zu kleiden hatte. Diese Gesetze sollten die rigiden Klassenstrukturen der elizabethanischen Gesellschaft aufrechterhalten. Deshalb waren Farben, Stoffe und Kleidungsstücke mit der gesellschaftlichen Position eines Individuums verbunden.
Wie Ihr in den Bildern sehen könnt, waren die Kleider sehr aufwendig gestaltet, meistens mit einem großen Halskragen verziert und hatten eine geometrische Form.
Dem Schönheitsideal der damaligen Zeit entsprachen eine schneeweiße Hautfarbe (dies galt als Zeichen der Oberschicht), helles Haar, sowie rote Lippen und Wangen.


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