The Blanche Cap is inspired by the headdresses of young ladies during the Renaissance period. Made of sturdy canvas it protects against wind and weather on colder days. To prevent the interior from growing unpleasantly hot, the portion of hood right over the head is not lined. The nape of the neck is cut high so that the hood may also be worn easily with a braid or bun.
Blanche can be used for many traditionally female outfits; from the farmer's wife to the lady-in-waiting, it can be combined with many garments.