Greetings once again. Some help would be most greatly appreciated!
- I have posted here on rare occasion. I am changing my time period
focus by somewhere in the ballpark of 100 years though and would
really appreciate some online resources or just written help. My new
focus is Wales/England/Western Europe during the first quarter of the
15th century (something like 1420 to 1430). I know that burgundian
fashion was beginning to influence western europe by this time but
hadnt really taken over. The information I've been able to find
indicates that some version of a houpelande would still be the
traditional outergarment for most of europe during this time but I am
stumped on general trends in length. Also I cant seem to find a lot
of information on what ELSE people wore... like...what goes under the
bloody houpe! I found an interesting reference to a transitionary
garment called a haque which seems like an opensided houpelande from
the description I found but any and all searches for the word through
google came up empty handed.
Any help anyone can offer on this time period would be really appreciated.
Llewin de Wales who finds himself in the strange kingdom of An Tir and
far from his family and the rebellion of his people against English
> From: "Joel" llewin@...Well, I put my lord husband in a collarless linen shirt under a tunic and
> Date: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:53am(PDT)
>Subject: Greetings once again. Some help would be most greatly appreciated!
>Also I cant seem to find a lot
>of information on what ELSE people wore... like...what goes under the
hosen, and then his short houppelande over that. He occasionally omits the
tunic and just wears it over his shirt if he is feeling the heat.
Me, I wear a Gothic Fitted Dress underneath my full length houppe. It
provides my bust support (and I am generously endowed) and more is achieved
by belting the wide belt that is part of feminine dress quite tightly under
I hope that helps.
Signora Giovanna d'Este
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