The Gallerie du Palais. In this plate by Abraham Bosse from 1636, it’s obvious that despite the 1633 edict against decorated lace-trimmed dress, the fashionable crowds are again thronging to the milliners stalls in The Palais Royal market.
English Winter dress of 1643 rendered by Wenceslas Hollar
“In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings” . Sir George Savile, ‘Advice to a Daughter,’ 1688