- Coif: a piece of linen that was either tied under the chin or pinned onto the hair itself. Before the 1520's it was fashionable to wear red linen under a French hood.
- Crepine: head covering that could be pleaded. Often made out of fine linen or silk
- Paste: would be worn over the coif or crepine. It was in to place several layers in different colour on top of each other.
- Veil: covered the hair completely and fell from the hood itself. It was always black and either made from silk or cotton.
- Billaments: were the decorative edge of the hood. It was common to use fabrics like satin and velvet, but gemstones, pearls or gold work was also common as a decorative elements.
- Cornet or Bongrace: was an accessory used to shade the wearer's eyes from the sun.
So there you have it; a hood à la francaise!