1500 – 1580
After the 1400’s, adult headdress styles changed, as they do, and the bourrelet was fashionably replaced with something more relaxed.
Widows in the Netherlands wear barbes’ or wimples with linen headdresses, 1526–30.
Anne Stafford wears a black fur-lined gown with turned-back sleeves over a dark kirtle. She wears a soft sash at her waist and a sheer partlet over a square-necked chemise, c. 1535.
German fashion: Katharina von Bora wears a front-laced grayish gown with black trim. She wears a white partlet edged in black, and her hair is confined in a net or snood, 1526.
Three ladies in German fashion of 1525–30. Baretts with upturned slashed brims are worn over cauls, and sleeves are variously puffed, pieced, and slashed, with short wide cuffs extending over the hands.
German fashion: Anna Cuspinian wears a rose-pink brocade gown with a high belt and black collar and cuffs with a large headdress 1502–03.
German fashion, c 1539
German fashion, c. 1529
I think she is wearing a Flanders cap
A gable hood, English hood or gable headdress is an English woman’s headdress of c. 1500–1550, so-called because its pointed shape resembles the gable of a house.
Early gable hood: Elizabeth of York c. 1500
Mary Wotton, Lady Guildenford, wearing a gable hood with pinned up lappets and a hanging veil.
Front and back views of a box-backed gable hood of c. 1528–30.
Gable hood with lappets and one side of veil pinned up
Gable hood of c. 1543
The French hood is characterized by a rounded shape, contrasted with the angular “English” or gable hood. It is worn over a coif, and has a black veil attached to the back. The front part of the hair was always visible.
Elizabeth Seymour wearing a French hood.
“Squared” French hood, English, c. 1555
Origin of the French hood: Anne of Brittany, 1500–1510 “Anne de Bretagne” by Jean Bourdichon (1457–1521)
Peasant, servent and beggar woman seem to have been wearing either head wraps, hoods or veils. Sometimes with a strew hat on top. I got a few pictures of common woman with their hair uncovered.
Peasant woman, 1514
Funky straw hat over a coif, 1565
Looks like a simple head scarf 1559
Hood or scarf 1559
Peasant woman in a veil, 1565
Old woman wearing a hood or head dress, 1563