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Clothing in the Renaissance Court

While laborers and other commoners were making do with practical cotton and linen clothing during this era, the upper classes and members of the royal family adorned themselves in rich velvets, brocades, silk, satin and lace. Women's clothing in particular was heavy and cumbersome - very conducive to the sedentary lifestyle of women of this class.. Men would wear a lace-trimmed shirt, hose, knee length pants and a doublet, also made from these elegant fabrics.

Children were dressed like the adults, except that boy infants and toddlers wore dresses.

Laws known as Sumptuary Statues made it illegal to dress in a manner not suitable to one's class. For example, those of a class lower than a Knight were not permitted to wear silk trimming on their attire. Transgressions were punishable by fines and/or jail time.

Servants of the nobility and upper classes wore uniforms representing the class of their masters, and were thus exempt from the Sumptuary laws.

Learn more about clothing restrictions and sumptuary laws during the Middle Ages and Renaissance - http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~cfinlay/sumptuary.html

Costumes representing ladies in waiting, royalty, the upper classes and other members of the royal court, including garments typical of the French, Austrian, Irish, Spanish and Italian Renaissance. Rich colors, sumptuous fabrics and fine details distinguish this attire from that worn by the common folk.

See also: Knghts and Armour , Peasants and Commoners, Renaissance clothing and accessories, All Renaissance / Medieval Costumes

Lady in Waiting Adult Costume

Lady in Waiting Adult Costume

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Renaissance Bella Costume

Renaissance Bella Costume

$68.00  $32.86

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Renaissance Girl Costume

Renaissance Girl Costume

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Renaissance lady costume

Renaissance lady costume

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Scarlet Renaissance Costume

Scarlet Renaissance Costume

$157.50  $155.79

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Medieval Tabard Adult Costume

Medieval Tabard Adult Costume

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Renaissance Madien Suede Costume

Renaissance Madien Suede Costume

$76.00  $29.74

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Renaissance lady costume

Renaissance lady costume

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Women's Deluxe Renaissance Lady Costume

Women's Deluxe Renaissance Lady Costume

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Renaissance Maiden Child Costume

Renaissance Maiden Child Costume

$38.00  $22.83

Long Gown Headpiece with Veil [Read more]

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Renaissance Girl Costume

Renaissance Girl Costume

$45.00  $21.03

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Lady In Waiting Child Costume

Lady In Waiting Child Costume

$35.90  $12.58

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Renaissance Maiden Costume

Renaissance Maiden Costume

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Medieval Maiden Costume

Medieval Maiden Costume

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Medieval Lady Adult Costume

Medieval Lady Adult Costume

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Adult Medieval Miss Plus Size Costume

Adult Medieval Miss Plus Size Costume

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Renaissance Lady Plus Size Costume

Renaissance Lady Plus Size Costume

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Renaissance Maiden Teen Costume

Renaissance Maiden Teen Costume

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Adult Dark Medieval Maiden Costume

Adult Dark Medieval Maiden Costume

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Guinevere Adult Costume

Guinevere Adult Costume

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Adult Lady Guinevere Costume

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Adult Maid Marion Costume

Adult Maid Marion Costume

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Evil Jester Costume

Evil Jester Costume

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Vile Jester Plus Costume

Vile Jester Plus Costume

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Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

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Renaissance-100, Tall Boot Men

Renaissance-100, Tall Boot Men

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Renaissance Shirt

Renaissance Shirt

$52.00  $27.63

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