Medieval clothing. Garcia L. Period 3. Fashion.
Fashion was important during the middle ages because people would identify their social class according to their attire, of course the higher social class the more fashionable they were because they could afford to look fabulous everyday while the lower classes could barely afford to buy a pair of “socks “
They wore skull caps called zucchettos and long colorful tunics that reached the floor made of linen.
The tunics were tied at the waist by a girdle called cincture.
They also wore an amice that covered the shoulders with ornamental stole drapes that hang around the pope’s neck.
They wore silk stockings and Episcopal sandals which are actual shoes with leather soles and silk uppers.
Kings dressed in the most extravagant and expensive robes that were made out of real animal skin and also made from the finest furs there ever was, that would take hundreds of men to trim only one complete suit.
Their style changed as time passed by, fist they wore robes that were tied around the waist with fancy ropes and also tied by the wrists. They also wore extravagant headdresses and coats made from fur. Eventually their robes became more beautiful and even more extravagant that had sleeves that hanged all the way to the ground. They were at a high social level; therefore they could afford such luxurious garments