How Did Women Dress in the 1600s?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 11:53:53 PM ET

During the 1600s, women typically wore light gowns that were fitted at the top and flared at the bottom; they wore garments that covered their shoulders and were somewhat squared off. In the middle of the 17th century, women began wearing shoes that were different than the ones that men wore.