Women's Hairstyles from 1400In the late 1400 women appeared in public with their heads uncovered.
According to the portrait painters of that time, some of the styles were extremely ornate. I can find no documentation to verify that these elaborate coiffures were the norm ; or were made especially for the portrait or perhaps the artists own invention.
Sandro Botticelli: Portrait of a young woman 1480- 1485
Bartolomeo Montgagna: Saint Justina of Padua 1490's