15century trends ava15Th-century fashion was beautiful and very decorative. A number of curious clothing trends characterize this period and make it unique. Like insanely expensive or rather inconvenient sleeves on both male and female clothes, festoon edges on outer garments and headdresses, first one-piece men’s hose, and other exciting features we find in 15th-century outfits. This particular period is favored by many historical reenactors, so we’ve gathered several typical fashion trends that will help you better understand the clothing traditions and features of this era.

Egyptian Couple avaThere are many museums in Egypt that display artifacts connected to Ancient Egypt and its culture. Of course, it doesn’t matter that Egypt is limited to only this period, but the Ancient Egypt heritage is huge. That’s why most of the folk museums listed in this post have a connection to it. But Egyptian clothing traditions are more than just pharaoh outfits, so if you’re going to visit Egypt and want to see the local national clothing, jewelry, and folk crafts, here is a list of Egyptian folk museums for you. Make your vacation more diverse and useful.

Dukach4 avaIf you’re writing a school paper or homework assignment about the traditional jewels of a certain country or period in history, this post can come in handy for you. Folk jewels, ancient jewelry pieces from museums, archaeological finds of jewellery, centuries-old traditions of making and wearing costly adornments, and many more curious topics. We’ve gathered here all of our articles on the topic of traditional jewelry and specified whether you have permission to use the photos or not. Doing your homework is easy when you have enough info to work with.

Maronite mummies avaIn the National Museum of Beirut, 8 mummies are displayed together with outstanding clothing they wore to the grave. These people – adults and kids, the youngest is only 4 months old – were dressed in beautiful embroidered dresses when buried. And the garments are so well-preserved that you could even determine the needlework patterns on them and recreate the dresses if you wanted. That’s amazing how much this clothing is similar to modern folk costumes and traditional embroidered dresses.

Otto Hightower avaThis post is dedicated to the stage costume of Otto Hightower worn in the expected series House of the Dragon, which will be the prequel to Game of Thrones. For now, we have only one image of Otto’s outfit from HBO promotional pictures, so we don’t actually know much about his other movie costumes. And even this one is visible only above the waist. But still, we can discuss what we see and our theories about this character’s future costumes.

Bustles avaBustles were popular women’s undergarments in the mid and late 19th century. Thousands of ladies around the world – and especially in Europe, America, and European colonies – wore an assortment of bustles with their dresses. We’d like to show you some of the most elaborate and cute bustle cages from a museum collection. They differed in size, construction, shape, material, price, etc, but every example is a wonderful underwear piece. 19Th-century women couldn’t do a buttock lift, insert butt implants, or even wear spanks, so they used the means that were available for them, which were bustle cages.

15century houppelande avaIn this article, we’ll tell you a bit about the most curious fashion trends throughout the 1400s, especially in gentlemen’s apparel. Where did these trends come from? What events caused them? And how did 15th-century people achieve a fashionable look? We’ll also talk about several interesting (for some of you, they might even look shocking) male garments popular in the 15th century. For instance, high and tight-fitting male stockings.

Petticoat breeches2 avaThe website Nationalclothing.org can be of great help for your school papers, college courseworks, homework assignments, and various educational projects connected to the clothing traditions of different countries. If you’re researching 17th-century fashion and period-accurate garments, this post is just for you. We’ve gathered here all of our articles on this topic and specified whether you have permission to use the photos or not. Doing your homework is easy when you have enough info to work with.

Mantle avaThe traditional Irish mantle is a folk garment with a curious and long history of use. It has come a very complicated, sometimes even unfair, and challenging way – some of the facts about the Irish brat might surprise you. But this outerwear piece is worth researching, and it helps us learn more about the history of Ireland in general, its political past, etc. Very often, through clothes, we find out about matters totally unrelated to fashion. And the Irish mantle is one of such articles of clothing.

Austrian dirndl avaAustria is one of those countries where dirndl dress and lederhosen are traditional garments, along with Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Bavaria region of Germany, and Alpine regions of Italy. Austrian women, both young and elderly, continue to wear dirndl for various special occasions even in the 21st century. Believe it or not, but the national attire is greatly supported by the Catholic church as well – besides the folk dress being used for church holidays, there is also a so-called “heiligen tracht” or “holy folk costume”.

Alicent Hightower avaThe year 2022, when we’re expecting the House of the Dragon series, a prequel to the Game of Thrones, to be released, is approaching quickly. Soon, we’ll be able to watch this TV show and enjoy the story, visual effects, stage costumes, and talented actors’ performing. Until then, we’re looking at just a few movie costumes from HBO promotional pictures and behind-the-scene photos and trying to guess how the characters will dress in House of the Dragon. For example, what will Alicent Hightower wear?

Żywotek avaIn some regions of Poland, women wear a charming bodice called “żywotek” as a part of their traditional attire. This item serves as a corset and supports the bust. At the same time, a żywotek can be extremely decorative and festive. Some people consider the design of this folk vest to be of Ottoman origin because it is very similar to a “jelek”, an Ottoman traditional waistcoat. But many Slavic countries have bodices of the same look in their folk costumes.

Medieval fair avaThe traditional clothing crafts are a great and interesting part of our history. You will definitely learn about spinning, carding wool, weaving, textile dyeing, embroidering, felting, beading, lacemaking, leathercraft, and various other folk clothing crafts at school, in college, or in university. So, we’ve decided to help you with your educational assignments and gather all the info about folk crafts in one place. Also, we’ve specified if you have permission to use the photos from these posts or not. Doing homework can be exciting.

Pockets avaFor years, women suffered from the lack of sewn-in pockets in their clothes, and even today, many female garments are pocketless. But fashion always finds a solution to any arising demand. That’s why women’s detachable pockets or tie-on pockets appeared in the mid-17th century and remained trendy for almost 300 years. Working women wore them under an apron, high-class ladies tied these pockets inside their crinolines, many European national costumes included detachable pockets – women all around Europe loved this wonderful accessory.