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A women's overgarment (ie it has an [[underdress]] worn underneath, but may have a [[cloak]] over top) which is shaped like a dress without sleeves.  This garment may have evolved from surcoats knights wore to war.
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A women's overgarment (worn with an [[underdress]] underneath, but may have a [[cloak]] over top) which is shaped like a dress without sleeves, with straight openings along the sides.  This garment may have evolved from surcoats knights wore to war.
  
One of the major sources for such garments is the [[manesse codex]], a german  bible illustrated 1300-1315. A copy of the illustrations from it can be found online at: [[http://www.tempora-nostra.de/manesse/manesse_start.shtml|http://www.tempora-nostra.de/manesse/manesse_start.shtml]]
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One of the major sources for such garments is the [[Codex_Manesse|Manesse Codex]]. These surcoats were most frequently worn by women in the first half of the [[14th_century|14th century]]. It evolved into the [[sideless surcoat]] where a much greater amount of the side of the underdress was exposed.
This was the most popular time for this garment, but high cut surcoats were also occasionally worn in later times.
 
  
This garment probably evolved into the [[sideless surcoat]] where a much greater amount of the side of the underdress was exposed.
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''External Links''
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* [http://www.larsdatter.com/surcoats.htm Medieval Sleeveless Surcoats]
  
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''Related Styles:''
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''related styles:''
 
 
*[[surcoat]]
 
*[[surcoat]]
 
*[[spanish side laced surcoat]]
 
*[[spanish side laced surcoat]]

Latest revision as of 06:56, 25 September 2007

A women's overgarment (worn with an underdress underneath, but may have a cloak over top) which is shaped like a dress without sleeves, with straight openings along the sides. This garment may have evolved from surcoats knights wore to war.

One of the major sources for such garments is the Manesse Codex. These surcoats were most frequently worn by women in the first half of the 14th century. It evolved into the sideless surcoat where a much greater amount of the side of the underdress was exposed.

External Links

Related Styles: