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Whether it is renaissance fair, theme based parties and events or other occasion people enjoy enacting as a medieval person. The rich cultural history of medieval period attracts the modern age mankind. The medieval costume plays a major centre of attraction.
Medieval Outfits – a Closer look in Its Past and Present Whether it is renaissance fair, theme based parties and events or other occasion people enjoy enacting as a medieval person. The rich cultural history of medieval period attracts the modern age mankind. The medieval costume plays a major centre of attraction. Medieval clothing was all about complex design, elaborate and elegant fabric and was strikingly beautiful. The important function of the costumes was to determine the one’s status in society. The person with elaborate and expensive dresses was paid more respect and recognition. The most considered people in renaissance outfits were royals and nobles. Whatever they used to wear now considered as costumes and outfits. The magic of such magnificent dresses is that they are still worn on events and occasions. Modern style wedding dresses are greatly inspired form medieval renaissance costumes. Middle age costumes designed for Nobels and royals were tight and uncomfortable to wear but it was normal for them, a thing of daily routine. Wearing such clothing makes them proud and confident but we consider these clothing as tight and uneasy to put on. The idea of medieval men and women in a closely tight dress has entered the mind set of people. This thinking has been made more strengthened by the descriptions that we found in books, paintings and pictures based on middle age history. Wearing a medieval costume was more or less painful experience for people of higher stature but the cost of pain was paid in terms of great recognition. Today, nobody wears these dresses in daily life, if someone would he or she will look weird and awkward. Their usages are limited to some special occasions only like wedding or renaissance fairs. In the whole appearance of medieval men it was important to highlight their elegancy and masculinity. Shirts of long sleeves with jackets, coasts or vests as top and twill breaches as pants were the most considered garment for men. The all time favorite bold and beautiful gowns were on top choice for women. Sheer sleeves, square and elaborate line and strokes were most favored in gowns. The people belonged to higher stature were allowed to wear fabrics of bright and loud colors. Most preferred colors were gold and metal while violet and dark blue were equally famous. Medieval accessories too had a great role in completing the look of medieval men or women. During medieval era, clothing accessories and costumes were inseparable. People used to wear them by wish or by forced law. The magnificent accessories were remained with higher class people and the people of lower status had to satisfy themselves with low quality accessories. Medieval period is not only famous for medieval renaissance costumes but also for the stuffs like knights dressed in armor, prince, princess and magic. Medieval outfits provide you the distinctive and wide array of clothing to select. The colorful history of medieval outfits has provided us dearth of options to portray different characters. The history of renaissance clothing is century ago but it is still influencing the modern day wardrobes. Our website www.renaissance-festivals.com is more focus on medieval dresses that has immense impact on modern day dresses.
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