Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

16th century dress. I really like sleevs, dunno if the upper part will suit me though. I could consider breaking up the skirt with colour like this too, to creative a more interesting design, but I also like simplicity. Annabelle.. well.. she is a bit much isn't she? She might like it.

16th Century German Renaissance Court gown - Renaissance dress, Renaissance court dress, princess dress, German Renaissance dress

16th century dress. I really like sleevs, dunno if the upper part will suit me though. I could consider breaking up the skirt with colour like this too, to creative a more interesting design, but I also like simplicity. Annabelle.. well.. she is a bit much isn't she? She might like it.

Dark Blue Taffeta Renaissance Dress 16th by FiorentinaCostuming

Dark Blue Taffeta Renaissance Dress, 16th Century Italy Eleonora of Toledo Ball Gown

Gown from The Other Boleyn Girl. Simple, clean and well executed. Bold red, stunning. I would have to load (mess) it up with a million fussy details

Gown from The Other Boleyn Girl. Simple, clean and well executed. Bold red, stunning. I would have to load (mess) it up with a million fussy details

Collection of 16th Century gowns. I know it's not 1860's, but they could easily be translated into such.

Collection of 16th Century gowns. I know it's not 1860's, but they could easily be translated into such.

Intravenous Sugar:: History Of Fashion: Renaissance

History Of Fashion: Renaissance

Valentino | S/S 2014 RTW. This resembles the era of the pre-Raphaelite movement in the 19th century. It pulls themes from the medieval period with dark colors and elaborate prints. The conservative neckline resembles the medieval period as well. 1/31/2016.

Valentino | S/S 2014 RTW. This resembles the era of the pre-Raphaelite movement in the 19th century. It pulls themes from the medieval period with dark colors and elaborate prints. The conservative neckline resembles the medieval period as well. 1/31/2016.

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