What a woman wore depended on her worth and who she was. Royalty wore long dresses, like gowns, that were made by someone who made dresses. Peasants or the very poor women wore dresses that they made themselves and out of what ever they could find, usually from animal skins. If you were in between, not royalty but earned a little money, you bought material and cloth and made your own dresses. The big word here is dress. During this time, you covered the skin and never with pants.