Tag: Gothic costumes

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.

Two ladies of Siena on the harp and organ. Italy 13th century.

costumes, medieval, Italy, 13th century, fashion, middle ages, Henry Shaw, Sienna.

COSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.

Éléonore de Portugal. Impératrice du Saint-Empire romain germanique.

Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress. 15th century clothing. Medieval nobility costumes. Gothic fashion

Éléonore de Portugal (~ 1436-1467). Impératrice du Saint-Empire romain germanique. La jeune fille qui relève le manteau de la princesse porte un petit voile bleu sur ses cheveux. La robe est rouge et laisse voir la chemise par des ouvertures aux épaules.