High Middle Ages Dress

June 25, 2007 · Posted in history 

Images of high fashion in the 14th and 15th centuries:

Eventually, fashion dictated that huge points, stiffened with whale-bone, be attached to both shoes and boots. These were called plumes (a corruption of the word Polonaise) in France, and Cracoves in England – both words showing the fashion’s Polish origin. During the 14th century, the poulaines became ridiculously large, and even influenced the shape of soldiers’ iron boots. At this time, shirts became more common, while lords and ladies took to wearing hose of two different colors: one leg would be white, yellow or green; and the other black, blue or red. Sometimes even the shoes were of different colors.

See Middle Ages Page —  Note: I am working in a whole site devoted to the Middle Ages (like my GermanTribes.org site), but I have no idea when it will be done.

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