Peasant clothing in the Medieval period varied but always included a tunic and some type of covering for the head, which depended on the peasant's occupation. Men also wore loincloths as underwear, and both sexes wore ho... More »

A friar is and was a member of one of the Catholic Church's dedicated religious brotherhoods that shun material wealth and live among the common people rather than in monasteries. Friars belong to the mendicant orders th... More »

Peasants ate primarily food made from grains and vegetables in the Middle Ages. They also drank mostly ale, since water was unsafe, and wine was too expensive. More »

In medieval times, male peasant servants wore stockings and tunics, whilst the women wore long gowns and sleeveless tunics. The women also covered their hair with wimples. More »

The basic clothing of a Roman woman was the stola, a long tunic that reached to the ground. A palla, or draped cloak that was similar to the toga worn by men, could also be added. More » Beauty & Fashion Clothing Historical Dress

During the colonial period, blacksmiths wore clothing made from linen, wood and leather. Their basic wardrobe included a long-sleeved linen shirt, a linen or wool vestand wool or deer skin knee-length trousers. To cover ... More »

Due to rudimentary sewing instruments and blunt needles, Roman dress was relatively simple; the most common garments included the toga, the tunic, the stola, the pallium coat and sandals. Roman dress and fashion changed ... More » Beauty & Fashion Clothing Historical Dress