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Medieval gothic era. The clothes in the Middle Ages reflected the place of the person dressed in the medieval estate system of Christian Europe again. The color choice was a distinguishing factor between the estates. In the Gothic clothing became increasingly elaborate. The fashions of the early, high and late Gothic differ very much from each other. At the beginning of the early Gothic in the 13th century, the male fashion of female approaches sharply. Both sexes have long outerwear in the form of a so-called Cotte. It predominates initially seem a little form-fitting fashion, showing essentially towering, slim body – a common ground with the gothic architecture.

Medieval fashion history. Reign of Charles VI and Charles VII

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Medieval costumes, Middle ages fashion history, 14th, 15th century fashion. Burgundian, Burgundy clothing, Hennin.

French Fashion 1380-1461

Reign of Charles VI and Charles VII. 1380 to 1461.

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Taste in dress becomes purer – Heartshaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI – Husbands complain – Preachers denounce – Thomas Connecte declaims against the diabolic invention – Brother Richard tries to reform it – The “hennin” gains the victory – Costume of Jeanne de Bourbon – “Escoffion” – An absurd figure – Gravouère – Isabeau de Bavière – Gorgiasetès – Tripes – Splendour of the court – Agnes Sorel – “Coiffe adournée”; diamonds; the carcan – Walkingsticks. Continue reading

Medieval knight in armor. 12th century Germany.

German Knight in armor. 12th century costume. Middle Ages soldier. Gothic Dress.

Knight in armor

Medieval knight in armor. 12th century Germany. Gothic period dress.

On the armor or corslet he wears a surcoat. Hauberk, boiler cap, leg braces, knee tile, almond-shaped shield. The shield is attached to the ankle over the left shoulder. The horse is protected with a harness made of leather. After a miniature in a psalter from the time of Louis the Fat (1108-1137)

German Gothic Fashion. Citizens in 1440.

15th century costumes. German Citizens clothing. Middle Ages Gothic fashion

German Citizens 1440

German Gothic Fashion. Citizens in 1440, 15th century.

He wears the typical late-Gothic turban, girded with top rock and closed sandals. The woman has a Wide sleaved robe, two times the skirt, the upper has a trail. The petticoat reaches almost to the ground. The colors in that era were yellow and red. These represented some of the reformation time equivalent. This means that the materials were cheaper and coarser. What the general impoverishment in the German lands to carry back is due to the Hussites wars.

The Duchesse. French nobility fashion 14th century.

The Duchesse. Nobility Court dress. Middle ages clothing. 15th century costumes. Burgundian costume

The Duchesse 1400

The Duchesse. French nobility fashion 14th century.

The woman wears a tight-fitting bodice that laced at the front. Among a long-sleeved dress with deep lower neckline whose sleeves cover the hands. Furthermore the pleated Chiopa with wide cap sleeves. The high hairline is highlighted by a richly decorated horns cap.

From the book: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)

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  1. Fashion in the Reigns of John and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
  2. Fashion in the Reigns of Charles VI. and Charles VII. 1380 to 1461.
  3. The Hennin. Headdresses of the 15th century.
  4. The Lady of Tournament.
  5. The Romance of the Rose. 
  6. Christine de Pizan and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria.
  7. Margaret of Anjou Queen of Henry VI. and her court.
  8. The Limerick Mitre.
  9. Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood.

Medieval gothic costumes. German princess and maid of honor, 1350.

German princess and maid of honor. German middle ages clothing. 14th century costumes. Cotehardie

German princess and maid of honor, 1350

German princess and maid of honor, 1350

Fashion German nobility 14tes century, Middle Ages costumes, Gothic period costumes.

The clothing of the 12th and 13 Century emphasized the shape of the body, which was wrapped with care since ancient times.
The Vertical accented human Shiloette. As in architecture, gothic, painting or sculpture It is the time in the establishment of the great cathedral at Reims and Cologne, the days of knights and courtly love, L’Amour courtois, secretly welcomed the languishing knight Feignaire, the troubadours. The profound influence of women on habits and fashions, starting from southwestern Europe, the courts of Spain, southern France Aquitaine caused a feminization in the manners of men. They ran her hair grow that was sometimes even decorated with flowers, wearing curls and shaved her face smooth.
In the present illustration, a drawing from the period around 1870, published in Munich as illustrated fashion images, the well-known artists of the time participated (Wilhelm Busch) the clothing of a German princess and her maid of honor is shown. The full dress was called the robe.
The princess wears a one-piece, front buttoned dress Cotehardie called, with long tight sleeves and wide neckline (front and rear). Buttons presented at that time a novelty, instead of the lateral lacing allowed a figure-hugging dresses section. Previously buttons were mostly used as decorative elements. The hem of the dress is decorated with embroidery. Furthermore, she wears a Nusch mantle (cape-like coat in the 14th and 15th centuries, which was held together in front with a “Nusche” barrette or brooch kind of a safety pin). Of semi-circular section of the decorated side with two brooches and depict the coat of arms of the royal house The lining of the jacket of the casing is held in the contrasting color. The fabric is made of heavy brocade that is intricately embroidered at the edges. Her head is covered by a veil on the crown sits.
The lady wears the tight dress with wide neckline, has a point lying on the waist belt of the only decorative. Her dress is adorned with Zaddeln.

Fashion in the Middle Ages, 14th Century.

Medieval Burgundian clothing. French fashion in the middle ages. Mid-century gothic costume ideas

French Fashion 1350 to 1380.

French Fashion in the Middle Ages. Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.

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The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies.
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Middle Ages fashion history in Germany.

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Medieval Gothic costumes, Middle Ages fashion history. 12th century fashion

12th century clothing. Nobility, Pope, Jewish, Crusader

Middle Ages fashion history in Germany.

11th to 13th century.
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