Peasants represented the lowest class during the Renaissance period. They made barely  enough money to take care of themselves and their family. Thus, their clothes were simple  and showed visible signs of wear. Material typically consisted of linen, cotton, wool and  other similar fabrics. A classic example would be the Anastas Peasant Dress.

Made from a linen blend, the Anastas Dress is reminiscent of a peasant dress worn by both  the peasant and free class women during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is an earthtone  red that comes with an attached belt on the waist, which is embellished with black &  golden lace.

Available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large, this dress is designed for  comfort and style. It provides you with that commoner look and feel.

Although this particular peasant dress may be seen as taking some liberties with  historical accuracy, it is nonethless simple enough to pass and creates a much more  attractive look. After all, just because you decide to dress like a peasant doesn’t mean  you have to completely look the part!

The Anastas Dress is a great choice for costume parties or faires. It is generally  less expensive than renaissance gowns worn by royalty during the Renaissance period. It is also a bit easier to move about in and you don’t have to worry about keeping it in  pristine shape. Remember, peasants were easily identified by their tattered clothing. In fact, if it gets soiled or torn, it will only look that much more authentic.

To add to the peasant look, consider braiding your hair or wearing a braided wig. You might also want to wear a biggins cap or other headgear. By doing so, you’ll bring your Anastas Peasant Dress and working class persona to life.

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