Baroque Fashion

The Baroque period was different from the prior Protestant era because it represented a new era of change based in appearance, necessity, and relationship between the two. People were more open to changes and it was apparent in the fashion of the times. No longer would people hide behind drab, plain garments. They would now be able to flaunt appearances and worship God all in an acceptable fashion. would people hide behind drab, plain garments. They would now be able to flaunt appearances and worship God all in an acceptable fashion. Gone were the days of stability and practicality - replaced by ornamentation and beautification.

The woman's corset-bodice embodies the full fledged nature of baroque fashion. The style went from a higher waist to a lower waist with a tighter bodice and fuller sleeves and skirts. This proved the importance that was now placed on appearances as opposed to practicality, and threw sensibility out the window. 
Mirroring the focus on appearances and on ornamentation, men's clothing was also altered. There was a rise in frills and in formality as men's suits, like the wedding suit above, were drastically changed. Also added was the periwig in order to cover up hair so and aura of regency could be maintained. 
This Swedish everyday garment was greatly adorned, just as was the Baroque style. It shows just how far the movement stretched. This silk shirt is made of a rich silk with a bold gold color, the opposite of Protestant plain. 
Having a direct relationship to the Church, this cross is a minor symbol of just how embellished the Catholic Church became. Its lack of truly straight edges, bold coloring, and grandeur nature make it a perfect accessory for any true Baroque Catholic. 
This decorated belt is a beautiful way that any Catholic would be able to flaunt  his or her appearance. Something so possibly basic as a belt is overdone simply because it can be. 
Finally, our ruler King Louis XIV or france shows some of the military attire that had changed during the period. It was greatly influenced, just like the Church. 
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