Not surprising considering the amount of time covered by these
eras (11th through 16th centuries), fashions underwent a number of changes
during the Medieval and Renaissance times, from simple to complex and back
Fashions of the well-to-do were generally more ornate, with more
embellishment and made from richer fabrics. In Renaissance times, the upper
classes even decreed that commoners could only wear one color of clothing!
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