Modern fashion clothes was inspired from the old fashion. Therefore, if you are not thrilled about old fashion dresses, then you don't get the idea of how it has helped our fashion today.
Dressing well started even from the people in the 16th century. Proofs are testified on paintings and portraits that illustrate the every day life before, both men and women, young and old, rich and poor who where clothed in good suits. And mind you, not everyone shared the same social status and not all of them were able to buy expensive clothes as well. Maintaining a distinct fashion sense is the reason why people before regardless of what status were still capable of wearing becoming outfits. Social status is one factor I consider that had always come into play in dressing up.
During the renaissance time, society and social position is very important in what wardrobes to wear for men and women. As a consequence, lovely type of fabrics where limited to the poor and are widely available for the rich.
Then again, by what means do all of these things flow into place?
Can you see around you that almost all of our outfits denotes a mirror of our own social status, intentionally or unintentionally, much more of our fortune? Why is it that business men wear tux and socialites wear cocktail dresses while ordinary men and women are accustomed to the use of shirts and pants?
If you are to become more keen and observant, can you see that the rich deliberately display their diamond studded earrings and gold plated necklaces for everyone to see? Well for me, that's not a coincidence.
I strongly believe that our fashion in today’s world is a mirror of what was then- of what importance was given to people who are or were wealthier than others. Yes, it might be, because 'it is more pleasant to look at' then would this realization be conceivable that most likely all of these are all because of tradition?
Paula Crisler writes articles related to renaissance costume and medieval clothing. You can find more information about medieval clothing at our web site.