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Renaissance Apparel - A Brief Glossary

Bodice - An article of women's clothing reaching from the neck to the waist, the bodice was sort of like a corset worn on the outside. Bodices were typically sleeveless, low cut and usually laced in some manner.

Chemise - A simple, tunic-like women's undergarment, worn under gowns or robes.

Chemisette - an article of women's clothing which fills in the neckline of an outfit it gives the appearance of a shirt or blouse without requiring an additional layer of clothing. NOT authentic Renaissance garb (it originated in the early Victorian era), but often used in Ren Faire costumes to keep the wearer a little more comfortable!

Cuirass - Plate armour covering the torso.

Doublet - a snug-fitting jacket. Originally an undergarment worn under the cuirass or hauberk, by the 15th century it had become a garment in it's own right (14th - 17th centuries).

Hauberk - A shirt of mail armour reaching to mid-thigh (12th - 14th century). Later replaced by plate armour.

Hose - Men's clothing, covering the legs and lower part of the body. Hose fashions evolved through the ages, from tight-like, footed parti-colored hose in the 15th century to galligaskins and Venetians - looser fitting hose ending below the knee - in the 17th century. Hose were later replaced by pants and breeches. (Middle ages - 17th century)

Jerkin - A vest. A short, tight-fitting, sleeveless jacket (usually made of leather) worn over a doublet by men (16th and 17th cent.)

Shirt - In medieval and renaissance times, a man's shirt was considered an undergarment, never worn by itself.

Buy Renaissance and Medieval clothing and accessories for Renaissance fairs, plays or cosplay - bodices, doublets, hose, chemises, chemisettes, skirts, jerkins, shoes and more.

For complete costumes see Renaissance Medieval Costumes, or browse by category - Knights and Armour, Nobility and Courtiers, Peasants Wenches, Monks and Commoners.

RENAISSANCE-104, Microfiber Renaissance Pull-On Mid-Calf Boot

RENAISSANCE-104, Microfiber Renaissance Pull-On Mid-Calf Boot

$52.96

Microfiber Renaissance pull-on mid-calf boot Sl... [Read more]

Brand: PleaserUSA

The Renaissance Boy Vest Costume

The Renaissance Boy Vest Costume

$45.00  $23.80

Journey back in time when you wear this The Ren... [Read more]

Brand: C4L

Mens Renaissance Shirt

Mens Renaissance Shirt

$40.50  $25.35

Includes Shirt with lace up front. [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Shirt Renaissance Peasant

Shirt Renaissance Peasant

$21.30

This gorgeous Shirt Renaissance Peasant is cut ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Bodice Renaissance

Bodice Renaissance

$17.34

This beautiful Bodice Renaissance has cotton sh... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Shirt Lace Renaissance pirate

Shirt Lace Renaissance pirate

$33.10

The Shirt Lace Renaissance pirate is a heavy co... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

$31.33

The Shirt Ruffled Renaissance costume is design... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Purse & Belt Renaissance

Purse & Belt Renaissance

$8.95  $8.85

Hide your modern keys or wallet with this Renai... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Shirt Renaissance, Plus

Shirt Renaissance, Plus

$10.27

Shirt Renaissance, Plus Poly suede material in ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Skirt Renaissance Peasant Costume

Skirt Renaissance Peasant Costume

$32.60

This style of skirt is timeless. The colors ava... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Vest Renaissance Girl Costume

Vest Renaissance Girl Costume

$14.93

Vest is made out of cotton twill [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Pants Renaissance Costume

Pants Renaissance Costume

$15.12

This Child Pants Renaissance Costumeis made up ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Pants Renaissance Knicker

Pants Renaissance Knicker

$18.94

This stylish Pants Renaissance Knicker comes wi... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Hat With Feather

Renaissance Hat With Feather

$12.40

This stylish Renaissance Hat With Feather is a ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Snood / Renaissance Headpiece

Snood / Renaissance Headpiece

$6.76

Hold or cover your hair neatly with the Snood R... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Hat Renaissance

Hat Renaissance

$12.66

The Hat Renaissance is a mop style hat with a p... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Pants Renaissance

Pants Renaissance

$21.95

The Pants Renaissance costume comprises a pair ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Vest Renaissance

Vest Renaissance

$19.73

This historic Vest Renaissance is a long sleeve... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Adult Shirt

Renaissance Adult Shirt

$23.43

This Renaissance costume includes Shirt, Neck W... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Wig, Renaissance

Wig, Renaissance

$14.17

Adult Renaissance style wig with braided twist ... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White

Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White

$24.39

The Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White costume is ... [Read more]

Brand: Chainhub Industrial

Renaissance Knicker Pants

Renaissance Knicker Pants

$46.00  $26.46

The Renaissance Knicker Pant costume is a knee-... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Cape

Renaissance Cape

$54.42

The Renaissance Cape costume includes a floor l... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Peasant Blouse

Renaissance Peasant Blouse

$22.62

The Renaissance Peasant Blouse features a blous... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Vest, Female

Renaissance Vest, Female

$19.68

The Renaissance Vest, Female features a drawstr... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Skirt And Hat Set

Renaissance Skirt And Hat Set

$35.99

The Renaissance Skirt And Hat Set costume is a ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Shirt

Renaissance Shirt

$27.63

The Renaissance Shirt costume is a front button... [Read more]

Brand: Chainhub Industrial

Renaissance Headpiece

Renaissance Headpiece

$15.21

The Renaissance Headpiece includes a cloth cove... [Read more]

Brand: Chainhub Industrial

Renaissance Hat

Renaissance Hat

$14.07

The Renaissance Hat is a puffy, black felt bere... [Read more]

Brand: Rasta Imposta

Chemise Renaissance

Chemise Renaissance

$24.84

The Chemise Renaissance costume is a long and l... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Medieval Tabard Adult Costume

Medieval Tabard Adult Costume

$24.98

Perfect accessory for many medieval costumes Re... [Read more]

Brand: Forum Novelties

Medieval Opera Mask

Medieval Opera Mask

$11.32

Venetian style half mask [Read more]

Brand: Mario Chiodo

Medieval Gloves

Medieval Gloves

$13.88

A great accessory for a medieval costume. Brown... [Read more]

Brand: Forum Novelties

Medieval Chemise Adult Dress

Medieval Chemise Adult Dress

$30.14

This product includes one dress. Does not inclu... [Read more]

Brand: Forum Novelties