- Interesting Facts and information about Medieval Fashion in the Middle Ages
- Dress, clothes and fashion in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Fashion
- Interesting facts and information about Medieval Fashion and Middle Ages Clothing
Medieval fashion during the the Middle Ages was dominated and highly influenced by the Kings and Queens of the era.
Only the wealthy could dress in fashionable clothes. Sumptuary Laws restricted ordinary people in their expenditure including money spent on clothes, which impacted Medieval fashion. Under the Sumptuary Laws passed by King Edward III only royalty were allowed to wear cloth of gold and purple silk. Expensive veils were banned for lower class women. Only the wives or daughters of nobles were allowed to wear velvet, satin sable or ermine. Medieval Fashion changed with each king and queen. Different events which occurred during the Medieval era of the Middle Ages also affected fashion. The Crusades was probably the greatest influence on Medieval Fashion when fine silks, satins, damasks, brocades, and velvets were imported from the Far East. The Medieval fashion worn in the royal courts in the Middle Ages were imitated across Europe. Fashions in France, Spain and Italy strongly influenced the fashions of Medieval England.
Sumptuary Laws of the Middle Ages
History of Fashion in the Middle Ages