Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Question from Liz - Farthingales and riding clothes

I was wondering about the farthingales that women wore back then. Would they always were them under their skirts (except during travel of course), or were they for special occasions only?

And what would they were for travel? I've seen references to riding clothes, but what exactly are they?

Thanks to all!

1 comment:

Lara said...

If you haven't already, I would suggest looking at Drea Leed's excellent Elizabethan Costuming site (it actually has branched out from just the Elizabethan era though):

She has a short discussion of Elizabeth I out hunting too: