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A peasant is a pre-industrial agricultural laborer or a farmer with limited land-ownership, especially one living in the Middle Ages under feudalism and paying rent, tax, fees, or services to a landlord.

Unlike the higher class, peasants during the renaissance didn't have a lot of money. Their outfits weren't as spectacular as everyone else's. Women wore long, full skirts and a long-sleeve shirt, or chemise.

A peasant dress is roomy and comfortable to wear.

Peasant dresses are characterized by a certain "folksy" element (Folksy means having the characteristics of traditional culture). They come in various lengths & silhouettes.

They may have provincial aspects, like earthy embroidery in floral patterns, but they can also have design details like puffed sleeves or low necklines in a manner typical of German folk clothing.  A peasant sleeve is a full sleeve gathered at top and bottom.

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A modern peasant dress can come in long or short sleeves.

As a point of reference, a peasant top or peasant blouse is a rather broad description for the kind of informal top with a wide neck, short and puffed or long and full sleeves, and elastic or smocking at the waist, cuffs, and neckline.

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