What did the nuns wear?
Thereof, do nuns wear habits anymore?
Nuns—contemplatives whose primary work is prayer and whose Orders traditionally took solemn (rather than perpetual) vows—do wear habits. After Vatican II, sometimes years after, many of these communities switched to street clothes, usually giving the elders the permission to continue to wear the habit.
Subsequently, question is, what is the name of a nun's headdress? A nun's headdress is called a veil, though several items make up the headdress. The coif is the close-fitting white cap that holds the headdress in place. The wimple is the traditional white piece that covers the neck and cheeks, and the veil is the outer fabric covering.
Subsequently, one may also ask, why do nuns dress like that?
Traditionally Nuns, Monks, Religious Sisters and Brothers wear Habits as an outward sign of their devotion to giving their entire life to God and Jesus. Today most religious may wear a crucifix or pin to symbolize their religious community.
Do nuns have periods?
Nuns, being childless, generally have no break from periods through their lives.