Fashion, Gender and Social Class in Medieval Europe The medieval period in history roughly corresponds to the time between the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the beginning of early modern era with the Renaissance (middle of the fifth century AD to the beginning of the 16th century AD). During this period, the clothing varied greatly depending on the era as well as the social class and gender of the population. This paper will examine the fashion trends during this period, mainly in England and Western Europe, with the particular focus on the early medieval period (up to the 12th century) as well as on social class and fashion. Particular attention will be paid to headwear, hair dress and leggings. Although fashion trends changed...The end:
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