The Elizabethan Masquerade Party

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Juliet, who is from the wealthy Capulet family, is wearing this dress to the masked party. Women in the Elizabethan era would have worn loosely-fitted, square necked gowns along with a mask, due to the occasion being a masquerade. The golden lining, pearls, complex embroidery, and silver symbolizes the wealth of the Capulet family. Silk, often imported from Asia, would be used to create the the gown to cover the spanish farthingale and corset. The dress is mainly dyed the color pink because the color is associated with ladies and young girls. The mask would complement the gown, so it would have a silver base color, and it’s decorated with golden lining and different jewels. Elizabethan masquerade masks would usually have intricate and unique

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