Bevor/ or Beavor: A moveable face piece of
armor attached to helmets in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. When
lowered it protected the face from swords and lances.
Biretta: A stiff, square cap with three or
four points projecting from the crown. It was worn by the clergy as well
as by academics. Today birettas are worn in purple by bishops, red by
cardinals, and black by priests on non formal occasions.
Butterfly Headdress: Semitransparent linen,
draped and wired to resemble a butterfly, worn over a tall hennin.
Escoffion: a tall richly brocaded headdress,
sometimes shaped like two horns, sometimes like a narrow, tall turban,
usually had a veil of fine lawn about a yard wide.
Liripipe: Still retained from the chaperon as
a tail of material coming from the donut shape of the roundlet and draping
under the chin and over one shoulder.
Pourpoint: The name usually given to the short
jacket with a pleated skirt of this period. Sleeves were either full at
the top and tapering to the wrists, open and hanging behind a tight
undersleeve, or slashed to allow the arm to come through.
Roundlet: The donut-shaped, turbanlike
headdress worn by most men of fashion until the later part of the
Sideless Gown: This gown, cut away under the
arms to the hips, was usually covered with armorial bearings and remained
as the ceremonial dress for women during this period.