Unlike the Royals and upper classes, who for the most part lived a life of luxury, the commoners worked and worked hard. Clothing was practical and comfortable - made from linen, flax, cotton or wool.
Colors were plain and undyed or subdued - commoners were forbidden to wear purple, crimson or fancy fabrics - these were restricted to the upper classes by law.
Learn More: Peasant life in the middle ages.
Buy costumes representing commoners of the Renaissance and Medieval eras - peasants, wenches, tavern maids, monks, gypsies and more.
See also: The Royal Court, Knights and Armour, Renaissance clothing and accessories, All Renaissance / Medieval Costumes