A woollen over-dress is similar to a dress but has loose sleeves that usually end just before the wrist exposing the rucked sleeves of the dress beneath although occasional examples can end mid forearm. During the [[Mid]] Period (AD 980-1040) a version of the over-dress was worn that had a shorter skirt so as to expose the hem of the dress.
Occasionally women are shown wearing an Over Dress with no visible dress beneath, although it is likely that they are still wearing an [[Under Shift]]. [[POOR]] Women are often depicted wearing a short mid-shin length Over Dress in this fashion.
|Caption = A Woman in Generic Kit}}
|By = Cambridge, Corpus Christi MS 23 fol.15v [[(GA)]]
|Caption = These over dresses appear to be worn without a long sleeved dress beneath }}