About 12th  Century Clothing :

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Bonnie's Dress
This is a typical tunic dress of middle class Norman/English style in the late 11thand early 12th C. This one is made out of a coarsely woven silk blend( which looks like it could have been hand woven), with a silk brocade trim around neck and lining sleeves. The brocade is dark blue with a small black geometric square pattern with a gold dot in the center of each square. Early brocades were not floral, but typically geometric- often repeating squares like a checkerboard, but on their points like diamonds, sometimes with a figure in every other square. The figure could be a cross, a fleur de lis, or animals, or I have seen the apostles’ animal totems on religious articles. The designs on the brocades were similar to the early diapering on illuminations- always geometric. Later in period the floral motifs became popular.
This image is from the flight into Egypt, Cathedral of Saint Lazare, Autun 1120-1130. Note the similar sleeves to Bonnie's dress, above. The wrinkles on the rib cage might suggest lacing at the back to make the bodice fit tighter.
From the Tree of Jesse, 2nd half of the 12th C. Note the different sleeve styles and that the capes are worn with every outfit, draped or pinned  on one shoulder. Note also the color combinations. The woman third down on left is wearing a “Maunch” sleeve dress. Maunch sleeves are commonly referred to as “angel wing” or “Boat shaped” sleeves.


Judith’s dress: 
This is a simple dress in a popular color of the 12th C. The color combinations that were most appealing at the time include: 
Green and gold, orange and green and burgundy, blue and red and orange and green, and many versions thereof. Our modern sense of aesthetics is very different than that of the 12th C. and it sometimes takes us a little while to get used to using these colors together. When you do, however, you will create a more authentic looking article. Putting a cape or cloak over the tunic is often seen in the art of the day. I must admit that I neither make these to sell, nor wear many myself, because it is just to warm where I live to wear a cloak as a regular piece of your outfit
 from a miniature of emperor Otto III, around the year 1000. The color combinations here reflect the aesthetic for a few hundred years
From the Tree of Jesse, Psalter of Queen Ingeburge, early 13th C. Chantilly. Note the 3 different neckline styles visible, and the lower left tunic is split on the sides. Also note color choices.

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