Frankish women from the time of the Merovingian dynasty wore colourful tunics, fastened with two belts and a band of precious materials. They wore their hair in long pleats, covered with veils or caps.
Those are not Merovingian, despite what Norris and Braun & Schneider say. They are approximations of mid-12th century fashions, interpreting the ruching in the midriff as a separate piece of clothing (woman on left). This was a common view, particularly among the Victorians, but is no longer held by costume historians. The basic ideal is taken straight off of the portals at Chartres. This is more appropriate for a 12th c file.
If you want examples of Merovingian clothing, look for 'Arnegunde', who was a 6th c Queen. The archeological records are astounding, and her clothing, shoes, belt, veil, and jewelery were in quite good condition. There's been a lot of writing about her and her clothes, and a lot of photos of the actual pieces. You can even chart out the embroidery, if you're so inclined.
This is brilliant. In a world that insists on having almost all of its fictional females in rediculous and revealing clothes for no reason, even if said clothes are completely unpractical, unhistorical or just downright stupid, it is good to know that some people take history, the art of clothesmaking and women with respect and can pump out great art like this.
Thank YOU I hate it as well, especially when women who are supposed to be warriors are wearing chainmail bikinis or something equally stupid. There are some periods when women revealed more, but Middle-Age is not one of them.