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S: A Medieval Fashion Guide

FC: Medieval Insider | Alex Kostyshen

1: Proper attire to wear to a ball Page 3 Fashionable hats Page 4 | Must wear jewelry to a party Page 7 New Fashion laws Page 9 | New fabric Page 5 | Table of Contents

2: When attending a party everyone would want to wear the most fashionable clothes, to impress everyone with your fashionable clothes. Keeping in style show you are in a better social class. Since the king and queens decide the style and trends, why don't you follow them? This article will help you do so. The headdress is the most important of the party attire. Hats can show social importance so the higher the better. The high hats mean you are higher in the social class. High dome shaped hats are also very stylish. Veils should be square or rectangular shaped or drape over the side of your face.They are usually long. Gowns and sleeves are long and trailing. Dresses have extravagant feathers and bright colors to show that you are happy. Stay away from blue, the color that means you are sad. Putting lace on the clothes to make it fitted is the new style. Shoes should be soft and short. If you follow these style tips you will surely look the best at every party.

3: Veils should look like bridal veils to be more stylish. They should be long enough to cover your hair and have a fillet or a crown. Make sure they reach the eye brow. Putting your hair in a bun or braid will make people concentrate on the veil. | Hats are great and can really put together an outfit, the more extravagant the hat the better the outfit | Hats should be long and pointed. A high double horn headdress is very fashionable. Ribbons hanging off of the ends of the hats would make them even better and show your importance.

4: Fine silks Damasks Velvets Brocades | Bright colors show wealth | Silks of gold an d purple is only for the rich | New Fabric

5: Rowan Mitfort | Get the best gown for a party from the best tailor in town

6: Jewelry comes from faraway lands so it should be special. Jewelry is for the higher social class so if you wear it you will surely fit in with the richer crowd. Jewelry is also worn for religious reasons, so it should mean something to your religion. Since jewelry is so special and you want everyone to notice it, stay away from diamonds. They are somewhat ignored. Most jewelry comes from Egypt. When it comes from Egypt it’s usually the fancier type of accessories.

7: dance in the finest shoes | Allard Atwater

8: The third law was only wives and daughters of nobles were allowed to wear velvets, satin, sable, and ermine. | The first law was that only kings and queens were allowed to wear silks of purple and gold. | King Edward passed three important laws. | The second law was that lower class women were banned from wearing expensive veils. That only allowed upper class women wearing veils.

9: Ineractives . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Apr. 2011. . “Medieval Clothing .” Medieval-life.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2011. . Medieval Jewelry- Jewels, Gold, Diamonds, Emeralds . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2011. . medieval women’s fashion . N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. . Middle Age Website . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Apr. 2011. . Racinet, Albert. The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes . N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Steele, Philip. Castles . New York : Kingfisher, n.d. Print. | Bibliography

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