A Step Through Time

"Conspicuous Consumption with Elegance"

Reconstructing Historical Dress

Venetian Patrician Women's Dress

Late Sixteenth Century

This is a sister site to Oonagh's Own



Principles of Design

1555 Titian

1560 Veronese

1570 Veronese

1580 Vicellio





About the Designers

Further Reading


Cesare Vecellio's Costume Plates Circa 1590

Winter dress of Venetian women at home and outdoors

Album Amicorum of a German Soldier 1595 Los Angels County Museum of Art

Venetian Lady as She Appears at Home

Experience this unique dress style of the cinquecento.  Discover the lost dress code of Venetian Patrician women at home and about the town.  As there are no known extant dresses from this time in Venetian history we must look to other sources to uncover the true nature of this style.

"Conspicuous Consumption with Elegance"


Visit the Parent Site Oonagh's Own


All intellectual content, composition, layout, designs and photographs, unless otherwise noted are copyright 2007 to Deborah Lane , or, copyright 2003 to Deborah Murray also known as Mistress Oonagh O'Neill . All Original renaissance art works and artefacts are not copyright to Deborah Murray, and are shown for educational use only .  If you see something you'd really like to use, please contact me!