what would maids of honor and ladies in waiting have worn? did they have a “uniform” of sorts?

I don't think they had a uniform as such but their dress would have been determined by their Queen, in that she would have set the fashion and the standards. Anne Boleyn, for example, favoured the French style and so her ladies would have worn that style. The ladies, however, would have had to have complied to the Sumptuary Laws, the laws which dictated what class could wear what kind of cloth and fur etc.


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