Was it common for women to wear all black in the tudor times? Anne seems to be waering all black in most of her portraits.

Black was expensive so it showed a woman's status and importance, in that she could afford to wear black.

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  1. chloe says:

    Black was expensive, the reason, was because to get a true black that would stay black not fade to brown was one of the most difficult dyes to produce and the thicker the fabric i.e. velvet the harder to soak up the dye, and consequently more would be needed. Black was highly prized for this reason and was so since the early middle ages (what some persist in caling the dark ages). So backing up the above answer it was a centuries old way to determine status, its expensive and unlike other colours harder to ruin by stains.

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