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What did wealthy women in the middle ages wear?

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May 23, 2017 7:42PM

The colors were set by law to the style and colors they could wear. Even the types of gems were restricted to the noble women. When silks and velvet became popular they would wear them and they had a seamstress make the dresses for them. Usually they constructed an over dress with laces in the back or a corset with a stiff front and this dress was sleeveless. A linen shift was worn under with a skirt added over the top and then the dress over that with the linen sleeves showing . There were several layers to a dress.