Tudor girls grew their hair long and women wore their hair up underneath a coif, headdress or hood. A woman would wear her hair loose for important occasions like a wedding or, in a queen's case, her coronation, hence we have the coronation portrait of Elizabeth with her lovely, flowing hair.


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  1. Molly Housego says:

    It was generally accepted that once a woman was married, convention decreed that she should not wear her hair loose and that it should be covered. The French Hood, which Anne popularised, was actually a little risque, as the design allowed married ladies to show a little more hair than was deemed to be ‘decent’!

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