Fashion In The Middle Ages

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In the Middle Ages, fashion was a big part of everyday culture. It showed social status, career, or geographic origin, clothing could even use clothing to pay taxes. During the Middle ages clothing could show status by not just what they wore, but how they wore it. Although fashion has evolved, these same principals are similar in modern-day fashion. In the Medieval times the wealthy wore the latest styles, colors, and fabrics. For example knights wore expensive furs and velvets that were hard to obtain, while peasants wore rough linens. In the early Middle Ages noblemen wore tunics made from wool, with a belt at the waist. The sleeves as well as the hem, would be embroidered. Over the tunic they would wear a wool cloak that was fastened with a brooch. The peasants’ tunics were basic with no decor. The tunics were short and made from wool, there was a belt at the waist. Under the tunics they wore wool trousers, boots, and a small hat was worn as well. Peasants had to wear small hats because hats showed status, the bigger the hat, the higher the status. In the late Middle …show more content…
In the early Middle Ages women with a husband who was a nobleman would wear white linen underskirts with wool dresses over them. The dresses had a ribbon tied around the waist, and a wool cloak over top of the dress.They also wore a headdress made from linen that was fastened with a headband. While noblewomen were able to wear nice clothes peasants were not as fortunate. Peasants wore wool dresses over their wool underskirts. They also wore wool cowls to protect their heads and boots. Later in the Middle Ages noblewomen would wear wool green dresses with a cream colored fur trim. They also wore a high belt and a headdress made from expensive linen. The peasants would occasionally wear a nice outfit, it consisted of a wool dress over a underskirt made from wool, as well as a linen

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