Medieval Women's Clothing, A Masterpost of Sorts
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Aprons: Used by middle- and lower-class women, they could be a variety of colors.
Barbe: A pleated piece of linen similar to the barbette and widows, it was worn underneath the chin or widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman.
Barbette: A linen band that wrapped around the head, under the chin. It was usually pinned.