Renaissance Clothing & Medieval Clothing

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Enjoy browsing through the wide variety of medieval and Renaissance clothing items at Medieval Collectibles for fun, fashionable pieces that work great for Renaissance faires, theatrical productions, costume balls, LARPing, and many other occasions.

Men and women can find complete medieval outfits here or put together unique period ensembles with individual pieces. We offer a wide array of medieval outerwear and knight apparel, including hooded cloaks, medieval capes, monk robes, Crusader surcoats, tabards, and period jackets.

Men can dress in great style with our doublets, medieval vests, Scottish kilts, period hosen, drawstring breeches, and other fine pieces of period attire. Meanwhile, ladies will look fabulous in our medieval dresses, Renaissance gowns, peasant shirts, leather bras, bloomers, corsets, medieval bodices, and waist cinchers. Our hoop skirts, bum rolls, and bustles help to create an authentic period look as well.

With the array of options available to you, you are certain to create a stunning medieval ensemble!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Difference Between Renaissance and Medieval Clothing?

When it comes to fashion, people in the Medieval era wore flowy garments. Men and women wore pieces that were loose, offering ease and comfort. With Renaissance dresses and clothing, they were made to mold to the person’s figure to achieve a trendy body shape.

When it comes to Medieval clothing, think of Robin Hood or Maid Marian. For the Renaissance, Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare often come to mind.

What Clothing Did People Wear During the Renaissance?

Generally, people wore a lot of padding and stiffening on the shoulders and hips to achieve a certain silhouette. Classes were often identified by their fashion. For the middle to high classes, these garments were common:

  • Ladies – A Renaissance dress was a common fashion piece for ladies. These full-length dresses had long sleeves, which were paired with undergarments such as stockings, a hip-length blouse, a bodice, and a full skirt. To mold the figure, the bodice was cinched tightly to the waist.
  • Gentlemen – Renaissance men’s apparel was as elaborate as women’s fashion. They consisted of several layers, including a shirt, a doublet or a tight waistcoat, and a padded robe or jacket. Shoulder pads were inserted to achieve broader shoulders.

What Did the Poor Wear During the Renaissance?

While the rich class was focused on decorating their clothes with elaborate details, the poor were more concerned with functionality and durability. Their clothes were usually made of thick wool or linen to withstand the cold.

Unlike the noble people, they only wore a few layers. Women typically had a full skirt, long-sleeved shirt, and a chemise. The males wore plain boots, a shirt and vest, and breeches.

Where Can You Get Costumes of Renaissance Peasants?

You can grab Medieval and Renaissance clothing for peasants at faires and festivals. Another more convenient option is getting them from online stores, such as Medieval Collectibles. Aside from elaborate gowns and dresses, we carry high quality peasant dresses for women and shirts for the gentlemen.

Where Can You Buy Renaissance Clothing?

Medieval Clothing is a one-stop-shop for Medieval and Renaissance costumes and accessories. Whether you’re visiting a faire or dressing up for a themed party, these products will instantly transport you to that magnificent period in time. You can even browse tunics and weapons for pirate, archer, and wizard roles.

There are a lot of options when you explore our website.

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