Medieval Clothing

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Medieval Clothing

BiographyEngland in 1485, was a period of relatively slow changes in costume. Clothing differed considerably between the Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Danes, Normans and Britons, and also varied with position in the social hierarchy. Both the men and women of lower social classes continued to wear styles

Peasant Dresses -A dress of cheap woollen clothColors were basic as dyes were expensive. Simple dresses were off-white, grey, brown or redThe dress was fastened by a belt or girdle around the waist or hipsA sleeveless tunicA shawl of thick woollen material or fur, which fell from the shoulders to half-way down her legsShoes were made of leather and simply wrapped around the footPeasant women wore wimples to cover their hair. A wimple was a piece of material, square or circular in shape, was draped over the head to the shoulders and held in place by a band around the brow. The wimple completely covered the hair, neck and ears by medieval women

Mens Armor -Essentially, a knight's armor went through three stages: leather armor, chain mail armor, and lastly plate mail armor. The first stage is leather armor. Knights could fasten leather as armor to protect most of their body ranging from their feet, legs, chest, arms, and even their head.

Other information;The History of fashion during the Medieval times of the Middle Ages was dominated and highly influenced by the Kings and Queens of the era. Only the wealthy could dress in fashionable clothes.

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