- On thing to keep in mind is that in the SCA, you don't need to always
stick to the one persona, dress style, or gender. There is nothing to
stop you from wearing male Romanian outfits, for example.
There seems to be some evidence for women wearing short pants
underneath their dresses, or wearing pants, but as I don't know much
about Romanian clothing, these are all western-European and
11-13th c. Skjoldehamn pants, believed to be worn by a Norwegian woman
16th c. Venetian drawers/underwear
16th c. Ottoman women's pants (so, middle eastern)
It's likely that if women were wearing pants under their dresses, that
they were made of linen or another vegetable fibre, which can require
different conditions to be preserved than wool, like an acidic peat
bog. But there were cultures where wearing pants was acceptable by
women, and there's a tiny bit of evidence that some women in some
places wore underpants.
Anyone who knows more about Romanian dress would certainly be able to
shed light on what women were wearing, and if it included pants though.
--- In email@example.com, "Genta" <jadzia_777@...> wrote:
> Is it at all possible for me to have female garb and not have to wear
> dresses all the time.