Index of clothing styles

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A list of commonly refered to and controversial clothing styles in the SCA

Some of these are misnomers, unrepresentative of the breadth of clothing of the medieval period, or are often poorly reproduced. However, they are the style names current in Lochac, and a beginner costumer will often encounter them.

  • generic early period t-tunic
  • "10 gore dress" - a 14th century style worn by Vikings in Greenland. It adds side gores and more advanced sleeve caps (early set in sleeves) on a basic T-tunic to give more shaping to a gown.
  • viking clothing - most often used to refer to early period Scandinavians, i.e. men in t-tunics and leg wraps, and women in the controversial to reconstruct "apron dresses"
  • Burgundian
  • Norman bliaut
  • Italian Renaissance - actually refers to a variety of substyles, all of which have in common
    • For women- a dress with a seam at the waist, pleated on skirts below and a corseted bodice above.
    • For men- doublets worn above tights is mostly the fashion (although onger robes also exist). See Florentine, Venetian, Flemish clothing.
  • Elizabethan dress
  • great-kilt - read carefully, there are many misconceptions about this article of clothing, which is a belted cloak worn in late medieval Scotland, not the modern pleated skirt.

Medieval clothing styles by time period:

  • pre-600
  • 600-800 (note: not sure on where to put time boundaries here)
    • Viking
    • Frankish
  • 800-1100
    • Byzantine
  • 1100-1200
    • bliaut in England, France, Germanic region, Italy, and some features copied further afield eg Christian Spain
    • T-tunic in nearly all of Europe
    • Byzantine
  • 1200-1300
    • Spain-side laced dresses
    • armless/shoulderless surcoat
  • 1300-1400
  • 1400-1500
  • 1500-1600

Medieval Clothing styles by Region:

  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Germanic region
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
    • t-tunic
    • great-kilt - read carefully, there are many misconceptions about this article of clothing
  • England
  • France and region
  • Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Checkosolvakia)
  • Italian city states
    • early Renaissance (1400-?)
    • Renaissance Flemish
    • Renaissance Venetian
    • Renaissance Florentine
  • Roman Empire
    • Roman Clothing
  • Byzantium and "near East"
  • Northern Africa (Including Egypt)
  • Spain (Islamic and Christian)
  • The region including Afghanistan....
  • Indian
    • Is the sari period?
  • Mongol Clothing
  • Chinese
  • Other Asian
  • Japanese

==Clothing styles by profession or cultural group== (ie styles that will be distinct from the normal clothing styles of the time):

This page is a work in progress, and also an overview the scope of which is beyond any average person. Details will be wrong - fix them. Go on, you know you're just itching to fill in the gaps.