Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Atifet

The Atifet was a hat style for women during the Tudors; its design was mainly based on the French hood. it was not in fashion until the last half of the 16th century; probably because the French hood had just been introduced in the 1520's. They are characterized by their heart-shaped style instead of the "even" curve that dominates the French hood. Mary, Queen of Scots preferred this romantic style above all others and would often wear white atifets. It was common to add laces or pearls to the bonnets.

                       Another portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots wearing a
white atifet

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