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.
What type of clothing did the Renaissance wear? Women wore gowns comprised of a tight-fitting bodice and a fuller skirt that would hang down to the ankles. Dresses cut to expose much of the neckline were acceptable and fashionable. Clothing of the upper classes was heavy and cumbersome, and restricted movement for the wearer.
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 did commoners wear during the Renaissance? Middle class men and peasants wore broad brimmed felt hats, straw hats, and cloth caps. The most common type of cloth cap was the “muffin cap.” Feathers added a great touch to any hat. Lower classes wore plain feathers such as: goose, duck, chicken, or grouse.