Medieval Women's Clothes
pages look at information about medieval women's clothing.
They cover what buying options were
available and to whom, custom made clothing, the way clothes were
cleaned and stored, what the clothes were called, a look at interpreting
costume when depicted in historical art and the laws made by royalty
which governed what the rest of the population could and couldn't
wear, down to the fabric and furs which could and couldn't be
used and by whom. These laws were known as Sumptuary Laws.
The pages which look at aspects of women's clothing generally
are as follows:
Clothes for the classes: Peasant, Working Class,
Merchant Class and Noblewomen. New or secondhand? Custom made
or off the rack?
FROM HISTORICAL ART
Interpreting contemporary artworks to make medieval clothes
Clothing regulations for different classes.
What's that clothing or accessory called?
Care, storage and laundering techniques of medieval clothes.