Category Archives: 14th Century

Fashion and Costumes during the 14th century. The transition from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance was slow and in the various countries of Europe at different times. An assignment of the Gothic within a set time span varies within the European countries and depends on various factors such as architecture, painting, sculpture. The Gothic is a period of European art and architecture of the Middle Ages. It originated in 1140 in Île-de-France (Paris region) and lasted north of the Alps to about 1500-1550. The previously dominant architectural and artistic style known as Romanesque, Renaissance style as following: Early Gothic ca 1175 to 1250. High Gothic 1250 to 1350; Late Gothic 1350 to 1550 (in Germany); Early Renaissance (Quattrocento) about 1425 to 1550 (Cinquecento in Italy) 
; Renaissance in Germany about 1500 to 1600.
The 14th century can be described with enormous changes in the clothing. Available materials for textile production for the lower classes there was linen, hemp, nettle (these three in particular for use in underwear) and wool (this especially for outerwear). The Nobility and rich bourgeoisie could additionally rely on expensive imported silks and used generally better textile qualities and refined fabrics. Dress codes according to the social status has been adopted.

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history.

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history. Corsages

Bodice fashion 13th to 15th century.

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Corsages. – Planche 6.

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Moyen Age. Coiffes, Capuchons.

Caps and Hoods fashion. Middle ages headdresses. Hennin. Gothic fashion history.

Caps and Hoods fashion. 11th to 15th century.

Caps and Hoods. 11th to 15th century. The Modes of the Middle Ages.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Coiffes, Capuchons. – Planche 4.

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Coats fashions 12th to 15th century.

Coats fashions in the Middle Ages. 12th to 15th century costumes. Gothic fashion history

Coats fashions 12th to 15th century

Coats fashions 12th to 15th century.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Manteaux. – Planche 3.

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10th to 15th century clothing. Medival fashion.

Middle Ages fashion, Nobility Costumes, 10th to 15th century.

10th to 15th century clothing

10th to 15th century clothing. Medival fashion.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Robes. – Planche 2.

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Élégantes. Les modes du Moyen Âge.

French Nobility costumes. Middle Ages costume history. 12th to 15th century gothic costumes.

Nobility fashion

Nobility costumes. French Fashion History 11th to 15th century.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Âge, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Moyen Âge.  Élégantes – Planche 1.
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Italian 14th, 15th century fashion history.

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Italian 14th century clothing. Burgundy, Gothic costumes. Middle ages fashion era.

Italian 14th century clothing. Viktor Pisani, Venetian Admiral. Italian pages, Neapolitan knight, soldiers, archer. Italian woman, nobles of Siena. Senator of Rome, noble Venetians.

Italian 14th century clothing.

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English and German medieval clothing in the 14th Century.

Medieval clothing. Castle woman, knight in hunting dress, Nobleman, English noblewomen, English princess.  English prince and Page.

German and English costumes 14th century

English and German medieval clothing in the 14th Century.

Top row left: Clothing of a German Castle woman and a knight in hunting dress. Right: Clothes German nobleman and citizens.
Bottom row left: Courtyard clothing English noblewomen and an English princess. Right: Court clothing English prince, Page and nobleman.

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

German Medieval costumes 14th Century.

German Medieval costumes 14th Century. Medieval clothing. Middle ages dresses. Gothic fashion. Knights armor.

German Medieval costumes 14th Century.

German Medieval costumes 14th Century.

Top row left: Knightly costume second half of the 13th Century. Günther von Schwarzburg. Nobles lady. Roman King 1349. Right: Count to Orlamünde middle of 1300. Count to Katzenelnbogen 1315. Heinrich to Seinsheim 1360.
Bottom row left: Knight Rudolf von Sachsenhausen 1370. Knights Battle dress second half of 1300. Right: Knight Konrad von Bikenbach 1393. Nobel dress of Gudela von Holzhausen 1378. Knight Weikhard Frosch 1387.

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.