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Transcript of Middle ages
Images from Shutterstock.com Clothing in General Clothing for wealthy merchants Changed according to the dictates of fashion.
The wealthy classes sported a tunic with a surcoat. Clothing for Women Clothing for holy orders Most People wore woolen clothing.
Sheepskin cloaks and woolen hats and mittens were worn in winter.
Leather boots were covered with wooden patens to keep the feet dry. Peasant Clothing Fur and Jewelry Clothing for Peasants
The outer clothes were almost never washed.
underwear was regularly washed.
The smell of wood smoke that entered the clothing seemed to act as a deodorant. Women clothing Shoes were a luxury to have.
wore short, soft shoes made of leather.
not really comfortable for walking in with their very thin soles. Clothing of the Middle Ages By: Francisco Rodriguez Flowing gowns
Elaborated headwear (ranging from headdresses shaped like hearts or butterflies to tall caps and Italian turbans). Fur was often used to line the garments of the wealthy.
Jewelry was often used as security against loans.
Gem cutting was not invented until the fifteenth century, so most stones were not very shiny. wore long woolen habits in emulation of Roman clothing.
One could tell the order by the color of the habit
the Benedictines wore black
Cistercians wore undyed wool or white Most people in the Middle Ages wore woolen clothing, with undergarments made of linen.
Longer jackets and brighter clothes were signs of greater wealth.