Wool was the most common fabric, because it could take dye, and served as a good insulator in a time when the only window covering was often a wooden shutter.
|14th century dressmakers|
Edward III established an embroidery workshop in the Tower of London, to provide suitable garments for the royal couple.
Linen was commonly worn next to the skin, and cotton was used for padding and quilting. Silk was most desired, and most expensive.
During the middle part of the 14th c. people began to wear parti-colored clothes, even two different colored hose, especially at the English court.
Belts crept lower and lower, and by the end of the century, were worn low on the hips, as they are now. So you see it’s true; if you wear a style long enough, it will come back into fashion!