Aprons

Medieval men and women wore aprons while working in a variety of occupations. Note that aprons are almost always white linen, though solid-colored aprons appear in 16th century Flemish artwork.

Women's aprons are generally on a separate waistband (either attached via a drawstring-casing, or gathered directly onto a waistband); men's aprons are more likely to be tucked into a belt at the top corners.

Aprons are generally worn as an article of occupational clothing, but in some few 16th century instances, decorated aprons are worn by young children in wealthy families; there are also pleated aprons on fashionable women in 16th century Germany.