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Norman (1066-1154)

Norman (1066-1154): Couvre-chef, hair uncovered, and extreme length

Couvre-chef- a new name for the head-rail after the Norman invasion. The couvre-chef style was longer ( sometimes to point of having to be knotted off the ground) and tended to hang down on either side of the face, worn with a circlet to hold it in place.
Hair uncovered- by 1125 women began to appear in public with their hair uncovered, usually worn parted down the middle and plaited in various ways
Extreme Length- this trend was echoed in sleeve length ( considered one of the first fashion trends) The illusion of long hair was aided with fake hair, ribbons, silk tubes with tassels, and attached metal cylinders.

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