Peasants in rural France, sewed their clothes from wool or canvas, that is, from homespun material. For linen and clothes (jackets, shirts) used a thin canvas and casual clothing - rough. Outerwear was sewn from purchased cotton cloth and from cloth with the addition of linen thread.
The main parts of traditional French female dress was the full skirt with pleats or ruffles that reached mid-calf and a large long-sleeved shirt, buttoned at the gate and free flowing skirt. Jacket at the waist were pulled together by the ribbon of the apron, which was supposed to be a little shorter than the skirt. On the shoulders of a peasant woman threw a shawl or scarf, the ends of which were laid under the bib or apron is fastened on the chest. A mandatory attribute of the holiday of dress were the bodice.The traditional headdress of a peasant woman was considered a cap, which was made to wear both on the street and in the house. If necessary, women wore a hat or scarf over the bonnet.
Men's traditional costume include the following: leggings, pants, shirt, neckerchief, vest and jacket. In France, until about the middle of the nineteenth century, peasants wore pants whose length was to the knees. These pants together with socks or woollen stockings, it was decided to tie up under the knees with red or blue woolen garters. In most cases, the pants and leggings were made of the same material. Skinny long pants for men came into use in the 1830-ies. The traditional shirt was a collar, which was initially delayed as the cuffs are two ribbons.In later years the cuffs and the collar on his shirt and began to button up buttons. The peasants closed the collar of his shirt a scarf. Except the shirt was made to wear bright jackets closed with metal buttons in two rows. Over the vest was worn a short or slightly elongated jacket. In the late eighteenth century came into use the men's blouse, which was a wide shirt of canvas with straight polecamy gathered on the sleeves and at the gate in the Assembly. This blouse was worn on top of jackets.
Menswear in France were made mainly brown, gray or white. As for women's clothes, they were more varied in colors: skirt wore a white, red, grey, blue and black; corsages – striped, brown, purple, blue and red; aprons – black, white, red, grey and blue. Traditional national footwear was considered clogs shoes carved from wood.