German Citizens 1440. They represent the reformation time. This means that the materials were cheaper and coarser.
The woman wears a tight-fitting bodice, furthermore the pleated Chiopa with wide cap sleeves.
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.
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.
Knight in armor and noble wife in Germany 1450. Burgundy fashion era, Late Middle Ages. Gothic 15th century clothing . Source: Münchener Bilderbogen
Middle Ages fashion history in Germany. Dress of the citizen, peasants and nobility.