Viking women wore a linen under-dress. These were usually ankle-length. On top of the under-dress, most Viking women wore a woolen dress. This dress was shorter than the linen one, and it had straps fastened by brooches. It looked a bit like an apron. Strings of beads (made from glass and amber) were often slung between the brooches. Cloaks and shawls made from wool were often worn over the woolen dress. Most Viking women wore headscarves or head coverings.