• Historical Clothing
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By Crusader1307

The Parltlet was a fashion option of England's Tudor Era (16th Century AD). It may have evolved in France and was copied in England. The Partlet was indicative to feminine fashion and was popular with Noblewomen. The Partlet was a neck covering which featured side panels which covered the shoulders, neck upper breasts and later upper arms (longer versions). The Partlet is often confused or misnamed as a Mini-Cape. Low Ruff Collars were later added, and most material was Ermine or other reinforced (heavy) materials. Some Partlets were embellished, which other were not so. The style was often worn to augment the previously discussed Blackwork embroidery. They were worn in Summer and Winter Seasons, with version being copied into The 18th Century.