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I attach more picture with costumes and clothes from Antique, the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Egypt

Greece

Antique

the Middle Ages

the Renaissance

Renaissance

In the fourteenth century fashion was born. It was the turning point of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Renaissance costumes reflected cultural progress and the development of trade, which gave many people access to new materials. Wealthy men were dressed in expensive and colorful robes, gowns and vestments. They wore clothes made of heavy and rich fabrics with embroidery, jewels and lace. Only the rich could wear silk. In some places, possession of this material by the poor was even severely punished. People liked the Renaissance jewellery, furs and wigs. The women’s skirt had a lot of wide folds. Sleeves were then cut for greater comfort and elegance. Men’s clothes consisted of leather short coats that reached to the knee or were shorter. They wore extravagant and tight pants on their legs. Another popular clothing of the Renaissance was a coat with wide sleeves and collar. This dress was
used for formal occasions at universities.
People admired the physical beauty, emphasized the beauty of the dress. In no other age of man does not strive so hard to be beautiful.
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Klaudia

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is my favorite epoch :)

People believed that the most beautiful woman was a pregnant woman, who had a high forehead and not too big, round and symmetrical breast. The women’s dresses were deeply cut and covered the feet. The women had to be pale, preferably with blond or light red hair. The individual pieces of clothing took on different forms depending on fashion, social status and wealth of the owner. Daily colour was green, the women willingly wore red or orange White shirts were made of linen, cotton or silk. Bottom dresses were informal, usually to work. They were very long with long sleeves. The ideal of male beauty was a man who had three things:  wide, broad-shouldered arms, waistline and long, slender legs. He had to resemble a triangle mounted on two poles. Men’s costumes had to have some desired features: medieval trousers or leggings, which  were matched to the legs, padded jackets on the chest and shoulders to “add” the wearer a little body, but fit and indented at the waist. Men’s hair had to reach the shoulders. Men wore long pants.  At the end of the fourteenth century, people wore the outfit, called top coat dubletach Jaquet, in place of the old surcot. Typically, outer garments at the end of the fourteenth and early fifteenth century were drawn over the head with a small slit at the top and a high collar, sometimes laced.

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Klaudia

Antiquity

In ancient times, people were dressed appropriately for the climate, economic conditions and culture.

For example in Mesopotamia, people used to wear hats and woolen aprons around their waists.

In Egypt, where the temperature is very high men wore short, white, linen aprons on the hips. and women long, tight dresses. Women and men shaved their heads and wore black wigs with braids. Their make-up was dark: they used black liners around their eyes. People wore a lot of expensive, gold jewellery. Egyptians rarely wore shoes, only on special occasions.

Greek’s costume was made of straight, long and wide pieces of material. It was very popular. The Greeks also wore sandals.

The Romans took over a lot of things from the Greeks. Typical Roman women’s dress consisted of a tunic, a table and palladium. Women wore a sporty outfit. Strophium  was an antique bra and subligaculum antique panties. Men’s dress consisted of three elements: a tunic, gowns, and capes. Men also wore helmets. From the second century BC on formal occasions people used to wear toga.

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Klaudia

Hi

I set up the blog to share my knowledge of historical costumes. I think it’s a very interesting topic.

I wrote some short posts, which I divided into eight epoch:  Antiquity, The Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Enlightenment, the Romanticism, XIX century and XX century.

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Klaudia

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