Peasant men wore stockings and hoods. Peasant women wore long gowns and wimples to cover the hair.
C LOTHING F OR P RIESTS A ND H OLY O RDERS Most of the holy orders wore long woolen habits in emulation of Roman clothing. One could tell the order by the color of the habit.
S OME PRIEST CLOTHES AND MATERIALS Benedictine priests wore black. St. Benedict stated that a monks clothes should be plain but comfortable. They were allowed to wear linen coifs to keep their heads warm.
Brighter colors, better materials, and a longer jacket length were usually signs of greater wealth. Men of the wealthy classes sported hose and a jacket, often with pleating or skirting, or a tunic with a surcoat. Women wore flowing gowns and elaborate headwear shaped like hearts or butterflies
F UR AND JEWELRY Fur was often used to line the garments of the wealthy. Jewelry was lavish, much of it imported and often used as security against loans.
Hats were an important part of medieval garb., hats could vary from linen head warmers, to straw or felt hats, to "borrelais" hats to fine mesh mail coifs, to "sallet" helmets, to "basinets" to crowns.
People in the Middle Ages wore loose wool or linen clothes. Men would sometimes wear wool tights or leggings. Knitting hadnt been invented yet so they had to wear woven clothing.
Nuns wore tunics like other women. Normally they were black or white. Noble women wore tall hats with ribbon or streamers coming off of them.
Men would wear leather shoes if they could afford them! In earlier times men wore square toed shoes. Latter the shoes had pointy toes and some that curved up at the toes in a type of a loop!
Not a lot of Middle Age clothing survives today. Clothing tends to rot when it is buried under ground. Even when it is not buried it can rip or tare and people used what is ripped for rags.
Most Jewelry was made of gold or glass. Middle Age Jewelry was big and colorful. They mostly wore pins and necklaces.
Women wore different kinds of clothing depending on who they were or what they did. All women wore at least one tunic down to their ankles. Many women wore a linen under garment, if they could afford it.
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