Traditional attire includes harlequin print (a diamond pattern), fleur de lis prints, decorative half-masks adorned with peacock-colored feathers and sequins, beads, jester costumes and hats (the jesters accompany the royal courts), and purple, green and gold ensembles often accented with sequins. These three colors represent justice, faith, and power, respectively.
French for “Fat Tuesday,” it will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Now, let’s find you something to wear! Check out these Mardi Gras costume ideas:
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Looking for sexy dress up ideas for that special romantic occasion? Let’s be honest. Forget the gift baskets or whatever gift you were thinking of getting him. All he really wants is you at your sexiest, ready to fulfill his wishes.
You could just rock a red teddy or baby doll, but why not think outside the box? The bedroom is the perfect place to indulge in fantasy and role play with these creative outfits.
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Get Elizabethan costumes for festivals, Halloween, plays, or historical reenactments, or dress-up. Explore the clothing and fashion trends of Renaissance style. Get eye-catching, historically accurate royal outfits for women with all the accessories you need. Learn about Elizabethan fashion trends, and shop for ensembles that capture unique Renaissance style.
The last Tudor monarch, Queen Elizabeth the first’s reign coincided with the time of Shakespeare and a renaissance in the arts in England. With prosperous trade from Italy and the East came fine silks, velvet and brocade worn by the wealthy.
Fashion trends from the era were set at royal court, and spread out to the masses from there. Styles in England were influenced by the royals in France, Spain, and Italy.
Necklines in Elizabethan clothing tended to be square and wide, and trimmed with jewels or beading. Dress bodices were fitted, sleeves were always long, and skirts were floor-length and full, often open in the front to reveal a contrasting panel underneath. (You’ll notice these trends in all the selections shown here.)
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