Belts & Girdles
Dress Accessories, c. 1150-1450

Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Belts and girdles are fairly common in illustrations and portraiture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, so this page instead focuses on extant examples of various styles.

Separate linkspages here focus on wide belts worn by ladies in the later 15th century as well as the styles of plaque belts worn by men and women from the Middle Ages into the early 16th century.

For more on belts and belt-buckles, see these links.