Tag Archives: Medieval costume

Medieval costume history. The period between the end of antiquity and the beginning of modern times about the 6th to the 15th century. It includes as superordinate, the Byzantine, Merovingian, Carolingian and Burgundian costume eras. Therein are the Gallic, Celtic, English-Saxon, Normans, Gothic, Romanesque included.

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 nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II. with bishop.

Emperor Henry II. . Medieval clothing. Byzantine costume. 10th century dresses.

Emperor Henry II. with Frankish bishop

Medieval nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II., 1000 A.C.

Figure of Frankish King Henry II., 973-1024, called the saints and a Frankish bishop. 1004 Henry II. became king, and 1014 he was appointed emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Crowned king of the Lombards in Italy. 1014 Henry II. was crowned emperor by Pope Benedict.

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Gallery: On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century.

Carolingian West Frankish king Charles II the Bald

Frankish king, Charles II the Bald, 9th century clothing, Carolingian costumes, Charles II dit le Chauve, Middle ages fashion

Charles II. the Bald with two pages

Frankish king King Charles II the Bald, with two pages,

Carolingian 9th century.

Charles II the Bald (born 823 † 877), was from the noble family of the Carolingians, West Frankish king and 875-877 King of Italy and Roman Emperor. Carolingian Period 751-987.

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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.

Table of Content

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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The Carolingian Fashion Period 987 to 1270.

Middle Ages, dress, costumes, Queen, Charlemagne, Carolingian, fashion,medieval,

French queens costumes 10th to 11th century

The Carolingian Fashion Period 987 to 1270.

Table of content

Earliest times of the Carolingian period — Variety of costume in the provinces — Fashions in the Duchy of France — French taste dating from the eleventh century — Luxury increases with each generation — The dominical —The “bliaud” — Canes of apple-wood — Women in the twelfth century — Headdresses — “Afiche” — Serpent-tails — Pelisses — The thirteenth century — “Greves” and veils are in fashion — The “couvre-chef” in the fourteenth century — The skirt, or “cotte-hardie,” surcoat, or overall, or overskirt, cape, trained skirt, and “gauze” — Accessories — Emblazoned gowns — Various kinds of stuffs.
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