17th Century Colours

A not very scientific survey of the most popular colours worn by women during the 1630s



Black was the most popular colour, being a sign of status, respectability, and suitable for widows and other mourning family members.



White was almost as popular as black, frequently trimmed or lined with blue



Gold colour, also known as tawny in the 17th Century, was fashionable and a favourite of Queen Henrietta Maria. 






Other Colours

including green, pink and silver


I have once again trawled through the Grand Ladies site - https://www.gogmsite.net/ - for most of the images found here.