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Fashion and costume illustrations of the Renaissance. Restored from various, rare sources. Renaissance (French for “rebirth”) describes a European cultural epoch mainly 15th and 16th century. The end of the era takes place in the early 17th century in Italy by the newly prominent baroque style.

Renaissance Fashion German Nobility, 15th Century.

Renaissance Fashion Women`s Costume, German Nobility Dresses, Court Dress, 15th Century. Chemisse, Gamurra, Cotta, Cioppa,

German Nobility in 1450.

Renaissance Fashion. Women`s Costume of German Nobility, 1450, 15th Century.

The left figure shows an unmarried woman, which is characterized by their uncovered hair. Her long hair is braided in some cases, combined with false hair pieces and decorated with a wreath of flowers.
Both women are wearing the round-cut cotta, or Gamurra with long, lush ornamental sleeves. The Gamurra was closely fitted top and highlighted the figure of the woman. The section was mostly kept around. The sleeves were richly decorated and fanciful, usually sewn only slightly and could be replaced. As material precious materials were used. Furs from Russia could be introduced by the brisk trade, the Italian textile manufacturers, provided the highest quality fabrics such as satin, gold-embroidered brocade, bright silks and velvets, patterned as a novelty. The movement, in such clothes, was slow and stylized. The colors dominated greens, reds and yellows.
Strengthened by the bourgeoisie in the cities of the Middle Ages, with its guilds, a sophisticated tailors’ guild was formed, which dominated the fashion required for this narrow, body-hugging cut.
Under the Gamurra dress the woman wore the loose-fitting Chemisse that set by the wide sleeves and round decorative cutouts, bright points and gave the richly decorated dress additional visual complexity. Popular were the embroidery of seams, especially at the neckline, different colors emerged.

Over the Camurra they carry Cioppa, a robe with ornate hem in bright, clear colors. The Cioppa worn belted high, with long sleeves and trim is made of a train. It is on this figure, the clothes edge, occupied houppelande, a fashionable decoration of the Middle Ages.
The right-married woman wears a head covering the sella, with a long veil.

German 16th century renaissance costumes.

Middle Ages Dresses. Renaissance Fashion. 16th century clothing.

German citizen in 1550.

German citizen in 1550. 16th century renaissance costumes during the Reformation. Renaissance period.

The man and the woman wear a large beret adorned with lush feathers. The jerkin is belted. The clothes were slotted rich. Including mostly different colored shirts or skirts were worn by the slots differently colored bulging through. Accordingly, colorful was the appearance. He wears the typical of that cow foot shoes that had developed from the pointed shoes of the Gothic in this form.
The woman has always been shrouded in a lot of material and was based in the fashion according to the man’s. The emphasis was on both genders in the sweeping shoulders.

Renaissance Costumes, 16th Century. German citizen.

German citizen. Middle Ages Dresses. Renaissance Fashion. 16th century clothing.

German citizen in 1550

German Renaissance Costumes in 1550. German citizen fashion in the 16th century.

The man is wearing a beret, a sleeveless Schaube with wide collar (also called Zamora or Jerkin). Including a broad doublet reaching to the knees. A shirt with a small collar. These tights and cowmule shoes.
The woman is wearing a beret adorned with feathers on his head. A tight top with a square neckline and puffed sleeves slit. To a pleated, floor length skirt under an equally colorful petticoat worn.
The fashion is inspired by the mercenaries. The whole appearance of the people expressed a dignified bearing.