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Franks

In the 8th Century, Pipine The Short deposed the last Merovigian king, inaugurating with it the Carolingians dynasty winch greater representation was Charlemagne who was crown emperor on Christmas Day in 800. At that age, the underwear or chainse evolve to a shirt or body clothes made of linen or wool which gave rise to our underwear. Over it they used a short tunic that covered the hose. The emperor and the main characters would wear a cape which hung straight both at the front and at the back and was buttoned on the sides. The men used to wear long beard, women two long plaids with a parting. Jewels were made of gold and silver with gems. The women covered their head with a cotton square cloth and used veil when at church. The kings and emperors showed off marvellous crowns with gems.

At the beginning of the Middle Ages, the Franks dressings were for men and women of two tunics and a shawl. The underwear was a batiste tunic, a fabric invented by Baptiste Chambray and over it they wore the bliaud, origin to the current blouse. Another garment that appeared later on and was very common was the overcoat. The feminine overcoat didn't have sleeves and had, instead, wide cuffs It was usual to wear over it the bliaud and was buttoned over the shoulders. Afterwards, the dress started to be used, tight to the body and with wide sleeves and a long skirt with pleats. Women had long hair, sometimes hold in two long plaids and the nobility worn crowns over a fine headscarf or veil. They garnish themselves with necklaces, bracelets, brooches and some others.



1. Empress with lady.
2. Tiara.
3. Brooch.
4. Buckle.
5. Necklace.

Author: Vicen


Article from the website: Moda en la Historia