Engageantes

Engageantes are false sleeves (or rather cuffs), worn with women’s clothing. It is difficult to say when the removable sleeves or cuffs appeared, but in the 17th century, lace trim on underwear was a very prominent feature of women’s and men’s fashion.

Mantua

The Mantua is style of gown, the late 17th – early 18th cent. Originally a loose gown, the later mantua was an overgown or robe typically worn over stays, stomacher and a co-ordinating petticoat.

Аllonge

The Аllonge (also Peruke) is a man’s headdress, wig with long wavy curls. Wigs in men’s fashion have been known for a long time, but they became ubiquitous in the middle of the 17th century.

Glasses

Types of glasses. The first eyeglasses were made in Northern Italy, most likely in Pisa, by about 1290 (or 1284). Initially, glasses were worn on the nose or held in the hand.

Brunswick gown

The Brunswick gown or Brunswick is a two-piece (jacket and skirt) woman’s gown of the 18th century. The Brunswick consisted of a jacket and a skirt, but sometimes there was also a vest.

Panier

The Panier or Pannier (also “side hoops”) from French – “basket”. This is a frame made of willow or steel rods or whalebone plates to keep the skirt fashionable.

Turban

The Turban has come into Western fashion from the East, since the time of the Crusades. But it was especially popular in fashion in the second half of the 15th century –

Choker

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc.

Fontange

The Fontange is a high headdress popular during the turn of 1680’s – 1710’s. Technically, fontanges are the assembly: bonnet with ribbon bows which supported by a wire framework called a commode.

Chemise a la Reine

Chemise a la Reine (The Chemise Dress) In the 1780s, the Chemise Dress into fashion. A white сhemise, which was worn on underwear, a corset, skirts, or even on a naked body, everything depended on the courage of the fashionista.

Fashion accessory

Fashion accessory is a wardrobe detail, without which it is impossible to imagine of the era. Some accessories were practical, others covered up the flaws or simply made the outfit “decent”, and still others were just beautiful knick-knacks.