Fashion Rules!

A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of clothing, types of fabric and trims, length of garments, types of sleeves, and types of furs. The laws also regulated shoe lengths and height, hat height, types of buttons, and even the number of buttons you could wear. People were to dress according to the class in which they were born. In this way, just by looking at someone, you could tell if they were important or not.

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978-1-63440-905-6
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV048000, JUV016070, JUV039200
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 11 x 9
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level S
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Foreword Reviews

“The book’s original artwork is interspersed with historical replicas and photographs to show off the complicated fads of the Middle Ages.”—Foreword Reviews

Booklist

" . . . [A]n accessible introduction to an interesting topic . . ."—Booklist

Author: Gail Skroback Hennessey

Gail Skroback Hennessey taught social studies for more than 33 years. She has authored eight books for teachers and more than 35 books for children.

Illustrator: Tracy Sabin

Tracy Sabin has illustrated many books for children including the New York Times best-seller Castle, an award-winning pop-up book. He lives and works near San Diego, CA.

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Fashion Rules!

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of… View available downloads →