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Unformatted text preview: leather-soled footed hose (189). As far as their appearance goes, men kept their hair in medium to long lengths, usually below their ears or close to their shoulders and were usually clean shaven. In addition to men’s costume, women during the first half of the 15 th century wore a chemise which was worn as undergarment under a dress, and second overdress on top. The chemise was made of linen and the quality of the fabric depended on the status of who was wearing it. The camicia was full-length all the way to the floor with long sleeves and round necklines that were relatively high. Some dresses without an obvious overdress were usually straight from shoulder to hem with a smooth fitting over the shoulder, that gathered over the bustline (190). Aside from garments, Italian women covered their head with a small jeweled net that set at the back of the head or a sheer, small veil (190)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course RETL J115 taught by Professor Dr.bittle during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '10