How should I dress for the Renaissance Festival? To look authentic you need something upon your head. For women, you’ll want a headdress, wreath or bonnet. If you don’t have one, you can always buy one at the fair. For men, headwear includes muffin caps, flat caps, felt hats, and straw hats.
Can you wear normal clothes to a Ren Faire? Don’t Feel Pressured to Dress Up (but know that you absolutely can) Feel free to ease in to a Renaissance fair by dressing in your normal clothes. It’s totally not necessary to dress up at all. Also know that you can if you want to, and that you don’t have to go all out or be period-accurate.
How do you dress like a Renaissance style? You would see bright reds and rich deep purples on nobility. Ruffs or high collars, like the one you see on the Queen Elizabeth costume, conveyed a high status. Upper class men and women also wore layers and layers of clothing because they could afford it and it showed off their wealth.
What is the attire for the lower class in the Renaissance? All but the poorest would have cloth hosen (stockings) and shoes, or if he wore no hose, he would have long breeches similar to pajama pants, cross gartered from ankle to knee. Cross gartered breeches were commonly worn by the lower classes since before the Conquest in 1066.