Medieval and Gothic dresses and robes
Clothing in the Middle Ages in Europe reflected the place of the dressed person within the medieval estates order. However, the differences between the stands were mostly only in the material used and the associated ornamental advice. Linen, hemp, nettle (these three especially for use in underwear) and sheep's wool (especially for outerwear) were available as textile materials for the low stalls. The higher level was able to additionally resort to expensive imported silk and generally used better textile qualities and finished cloths.