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Womens Medieval Clothing: Exhibiting the Essence of Medieval Era

Renaissance-festivals.com presents the pulchritudinous and magnificent range of women’s medieval clothing to make your renaissance festival or other theme event special for you. From flawless dresses and gowns to sensuous medieval chemise, from decorative headwears to stylize yet authentic footwears we are dedicated in brining that aura of female wardrobes like no one does before. As in modern world, women of medieval period too had more freedom and choices for dressing which are evident from historical facts and in our attempt to cover each section of women’s clothing our staff has done the extensive research on clothing history of middle age.

Although women of middle age were surrounded by vastness of choices yet they had to follow rules laid by the ruler on dress code based on color and fabric of dress. Women of Lower status wore dress made of wool, linen and sheepskin as they were cheap and easily available but the upper class women wore expensive costumes made of extravagant fabrics like velvet, silk, brocades, damask and usually decorated with expensive gems and metals. Elaborate embroideries, ruffles and laces were the part of their extravagant and voluminous dresses.

During those times women had to wear many layers of medieval Clothing, only to complete single gown attire they wore 5 different dresses consisted of underskirt, skirt, bodice, vests and collar. During the late renaissance era high-waist gown changed to a dress of tight waistline corset and bodice became tighter. These changes were made to give more emphasize on famine features, more improvement were made in women silhouette. Generally costumes of female were hot, tight and uncomfortable but all was endured for the sake beauty and elegancy.

However during the late renaissance era when industrial revolution was taking its baby step the tightness of clothing reduces a little. Satisfying quality of costumes at lower prices was introduced in the market. Machine made clothing became instant hit because quality, variety and reasonable rates. It became easier to sew ruffles and laces in clothing for decorating purpose.

The changes that occurred in the late renaissance era still have huge impact in Modern day’s fashion world. Alteration has been done in making corset and bodice comfortable and easy to put on. Gowns with full length skirt are still favored, though they are not worn in many layers of clothing.

Renaissance-festivals.com has come up with the collection of women’s medieval costumes which exhibit the classism of early medieval history and whole heartedly accepted changes of early industrial revolution. For easy accessibility of these period costumes we have categorized them into Medieval Blouse, costumes dresses, medieval Chemise and bodice, Skirts and Pants, Pirate Shirts, Cloaks and Capes, Coats and Vests and Complete Grab Set.

In our endeavor to make online shopping of our female customers’ more enjoyable and pleasurable experience we recently introduce a new section of steampunk clothing. In this section you can find punk theme outfits in individual categories and in ensemble too.