Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Medieval underwear?
> They didn't wear ANYTHING underneath? At all?No, no, no, no, no -- this is a misconception. Medieval people DID wear
underwear, as we modernly understand the term.
It varies from place to place, and century to century, but it certainly was
a staple of Medieval clothing.
The time period we call the Middle Ages spans 1,000 yrs - it is a historical
injustice to make generalizations about so long and dynamic a time period.
In a good deal of the early and high Middle Ages, men wore what we might
consider bikin style pantis, and women wore what we might think of as
boxers. There are various types of wraps 'diaper style' evident for men, as
well. Women's underwear was more often than nott, loose.
If you would like more information, or more specifice, please let me know.
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>If you would like more information, or more specifice, please let me know.Thank you! I would love more information. I also have read that they did not
wear underwear. In fact, one book I read, written probably in the 60's, said
that the fact that women would occasionally have their skirts fly up over
their heads if they fell off a horse, or such, and that it would reveal
their bare ends was a subject of crude jokes in the 13th century.
I've also heard of other cultures did not wear underwear. But knowing the
female body, this makes very little sense to me.
Any additional information you have would be wonderful.
Rebecca J. J.
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> Subject: Re: Medieval underwear?something there. > She> > wants a> > > corset of some
> > > > Hmmmm, this is a tough one. The bride is
> moderately> > > endowed in the bust and needs
type, and though I can make a> basic one,> > she
> > > wants as authentic a one as possible. Anyoneunder her bridal> > gown...she's> > > gonna love that
> else have> > any> > > suggestions? (going commando
one...)> > > -Jessie
> >Renaissance. How about she just wears a> > seamless
> > Any type of corset is going to be inauthentic,
> since> > corsets werent worn> > until the
bra, ie,> > something that shows as little as
> >Not that we know of. Although the men did wear
> They didn't wear ANYTHING underneath? At all?
Chausses And Braies. I believe the current
scholarly thought is that women would wear a very
fitted under-dress, and some kind of leg-wraps.
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