This tumblr aspires to become a helpful resource for history (and mainly fashion history) research and focuses primarily on illuminations from medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
Note: I am not a professional fashion historian. If you spot any inconsistency or outright fallacy somewhere in the picture descriptions please feel free (or even better, obliged) to let me know!
second quarter of the 14th century England - London?
London, British Library
Yates Thompson 13 - the Taymouth Hours
fol. 78v (blue dress), 79r (nocking), 79v
Riding astride and badass beyond words, the ladies (lady?) in these pictures are dressed very fashionably, although I am almost sure this is not a picture of a real scene, but rather an allegory of some kind or a depiction of a legendary heroine.
Their hair is worn braided and framing the face, the neckline is a fairly deep scoop, the surcote (outer garment) has tippeted sleeves lined in contrasting fabric. Although the dress is loose, the sleeves of the cote are tight around the forearm and if you look closely I believe you can spot a row of buttons on the right forearm of the blue lady and maybe on the left forearm of the shooting red one. The blue lady is armed with a scourge, probably used as a whip. The horses’ bridles are attached to curb bit and have no noseband.