Index of clothing styles
A list of commonly referred 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. A good glossary of such terms (in their many uses) can be found at the following external link: Marc Carlson's "Some Clothing of the Middle ages; Glossary"
- 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 clothing
- Norman bliaut
- Italian Renaissance - actually refers to a variety of substyles, all of which have in common
- Elizabethan clothing
- The 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:
- 600-800 (note: not sure on where to put time boundaries here)
- Spain-side laced dresses
Clothing Styles by Profession or Cultural Group
(i.e. styles that will be distinct from the normal clothing styles of the time):
- Musicians,jongleurs and entertainers
- Clergy includes priests, monks, nuns
- Mariners (sailors)
- Military clothing
- Travelling traders - was special clothing worn, or clothing from home, local clothing or a mixture of both?
- Clothing of the Jews
- Clothing of the gypsies/Romany/Travelling people
Clothing for Special Purposes
- Special clothing for fighters
- Special clothing for horseriding
- Changes to crusader dress for the heat of the east (were there any?)
- Clothing adjustments for working in a hot place (eg a kitchen)
- Clothing adjustments for working in the fields (taking off layers, add a straw hat, etc)
- Nightgowns (mostly just undergarments we think - evidence?)
- Clothing for attending religious services (add a hat or veil? rosary?, what for which religion, etc)
- Clothing for weddings - (I believe nothing more special than your best clothes or a new best set for the rich, but an article with evidence from various periods is needed)
- Clothing for maternity and breastfeeding
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.