Boothose are linen stockings or boot liners worn in the seventeenth century to protect fine knitted stockings from wear.

In the 1630s, boothose could be trimmed with lavish lace cuffs turned down over cuffed bucket-topped boots. In mid-century, it was briefly stylish to wear boothose with low-cut shoes, before boothose fell completely out of fashion.

ee also

*1600-1650 in fashion
*1650-1700 in fashion


*Gordenker, Emilie E.S.: "Van Dyck and the Representation of Dress in Seventeenth-Century Portraiture", Brepols, 2001, ISBN 2-503-50880-4

*Ribeiro, Aileen: "Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Lierature in Stuart England", Yale, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10999-7

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