The Renaissance was a time period of change also known as the re birth, this lasted from the 14th to the 17th century. Great artist such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci inspired the Renaissance time. This time period influenced today’s literature, philosophy, art, politics, science, math, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry. Renaissance scholars used the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art.
During the Renaissance time period different countries had their different styles of clothing. But they also had consistent characteristics such as rich heavy materials, in voluminous amount, large sleeves, close body garments, large hip-clothing, wide-toed, heelless shoes and covered heads masculine and feminine. The men wore variations of the low-crowned, flat caps. Women wore the low-crowned hat in the same fashion as the men. Women wore detail arrangements in their hair, most of them had their hair covered with some kind of headdress.
Whether you need a Renaissance costume for that Romeo and Juliet play at school or for the Renaissance Festival or perhaps to go back in time this Halloween you have will find a wide range of Renaissance costumes available for men, women and children of all sizes. Keep in mind when picking your outfit that Colors of this period are strong, often dark colors. Black velvet was a staple fabric of the period, especially in headdresses. White linen was another accent against colors of gold and burgundy for collars and wrist ruffles.