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Heareth ye, those who seek the most wondrous robes! We are your source for high quality, hand-crafted Renaissance, Medieval, and fantasy clothing appropriate for SCA, LARP, weddings, Renaissance festivals, theater and more!

Whether you are strolling around the faire, planning a Medieval wedding, or dancing around the fires at Pennsic War, we create apparel that will take you back through the ages with timeless grace and beauty.

In our Medieval and Renaissance clothing category, you will find men and women’s costumes that have everything from jerkins, tunics and surcoats to bodices, chemises and Medieval dresses. We also have Renaissance shirts and hats that come in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and colors.

To keep you warm during that cold faire, we have capes and robes. Finally, we have period footwear like leather boots, suede boots, and dress shoes to keep your feet warm and add the final touches to your outfit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Did Medieval Clothing Look Like?

Different classes of people wore different types of clothes in the Middle Ages.

  • Wealthy people – Rich men often wore hose and a pleated jacket, which is usually paired with a tunic and a surcoat. As for the women, gorgeous flowing gowns were a thing. They often adorned their ‘dos with heart-shaped headdresses or Italian turbans.
  • Peasants – Poor people would sport items made of rough linen or wool. The women of the family would weave the fabric to make them and use dyes for color. As for men, tunics and long stockings were commonplace.
  • Lords and ladies – Renaissance clothing for noblemen consisted of pearls, stones, gold, and silver, which were used as ornaments on dresses. Renaissance mens outfits included stockings, breeches, a coat, and a surcoat.

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What Was Medieval Clothing Made Of?

For common people, medieval clothing was made of rough wool or linen. Peasants often had only one or two outfits that was rarely even washed. Peasants also wore colorful shirts, as they’d often weave and dye their own clothing.

Noblemen wore stockings, tunics, leggings, and breeches. Some would also don furs and boast elegant jewelry pieces. The ladies sported long gowns paired with tunics and wimples. Coats made from sheepskin and woolen hats protected them from the winter cold. To top it all off, the lasses wore headwear with elaborate designs.

Where Can You Get Medieval Clothing for Peasants?

Medieval Collectibles carries a wide selection of Medieval and Renaissance items. If you’re looking for peasant costumes, you can browse our New Age Costume selection for a modernized take on long-sleeved shirts, jackets with hoods, pixie blouses, Medieval summer dresses, and more.

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Where Can You Buy the Best Medieval Clothes for Festivals?

Medieval Collectibles is the only online store that specializes in historical costumes. Whether you’re dressing up as a knight or a 10th century peasant, you’re sure to find the perfect style for you. Check out our Fantasy Clothing selection for Renaissance, Gothic, Pirate, or Steampunk outfits!

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