12th century garb

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A transitional time for fashion. Many people still wore the t-tunics of the 11th century, which tended to be a bit tighter and longer, especiallly the lower classes, and nobility when they were doing practical tasks. However, a new fashion emerged all over Europe - the bliaut- a garment with a body section laced up the sides to get it tighter and sleeves that had large or smaller drooping down sections at the wrist or from the elbow. Bliauts were worn both by men and women, although the dangly sleeves are more often seen on women.