Veils, Wimples and Gorgets - Rosalie's Medieval Woman pages [see Decorative Elements bit for beads]
Introduction to Garb: A Seminar by Cynthia Virtue aka Cynthia du Pré Argent
The Codex Gigas (Giant Book) is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil's Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. It is thought to have been created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia (modern Czech Republic). It contains the Vulgate Bible as well as many historical documents all written in Latin.
History Unstitched - Online magazine for costume 'Antiquity to 1699'
Belt with ivory buckle, pendant and stops (ceinture) (General)
Extant originals from the 11th century through to the 17th. Click on the 'next' button in the bottom right corner to scroll through the best collection of medieval & renaissance extant garments I've seen on the web. Awesome resource.
In the Middle Ages, clothing was integral to identifying one's place in the world. Medieval people were highly skilled at reading the meaning of fashion, which is reflected throughout the painted pages of illuminated manuscripts.
A site with education of the medieval clothing history. The Middle Ages are commonly dated from the 5th century fall of the western Roman Empire until the end of the 15th century. During the history of mankind, fashion was always a subject of controversy, and Medieval Fashion followed the rule.