Saxon clothing

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Many of the clothing styles from the early Anglo-Saxons would also have been worn by early Saxons, though the styles may have shifted over time.

See also: Anglo-Saxon clothing

Clothing by Time Period


Both genders: Characterized by a basic T-tunic of durable linen or wool dyed in natural colors, usually worn in layers of two with relatively thin belts worn at the waist. Both wore shoes of leather and short semi-circular mantil.
Male: Usually wore cross-gartered trews beneath knee-length T-tunics.
Women: Usually wore a veil and their tunics were ankle length (under layer) and knee length (outer layer).






"Cranach" Gown
abt 1530s: A Saxon Lady’s Outfit As Seen in the Works of Lucas Cranach by Kass McGann [Images and Description, Patterns for Purchase]
Cranach Gown Part 1: Research from Truth is Stranger than Fashion blog
Cranach Gown Part 2: Skirt Construction Part 1 from Truth is Stranger than Fashion blog
16th c: Early German-Saxon (Cranach) Gowns from Sophie Stitches