Flax linen dress, corset and chemise set The Archeress
Slim fit bodice of the tunic emphasizes the breast and waist. The wide skirt has four additional gussets drapes with soft pleats. The skirt is hemmed with the trim as well as sleeves and neckline. Also the trim is used to decorate the lacing fastening at the fore part of a gown. Dress is approximately 58" long.
Chemise is made of thin unbleached natural linen. It can be put on with most medieval dresses or even worn on its own. Classic gothic silhouette (typical for the European feminine fashion of the XIII-XIV centuries) it emphasizes the breast and waist while softly draping the hips. Long and wide sleeves can be adjusted to any length up to biceps with the help of drawstring casing.
This natural suede bodice corset has been designed especially for this costume. It's design is based on patterns and decorations of European renaissance corsets and on later period German and French bodices. This corset has easily recognizable sloped shoulder lines and a stand-up half-collar. Waist is tightly laced while breast remains almost free. Front lacing gives the necessary flexibility and fine fit. Decorative rolled edges laced along bottom and arm-slits complete the look.Full list of items included:
"Archeress" natural suede bodice corset
Natural flax-linen chemice (underdress)
Flax-linen "Archeress" dress with short sleevesSize ChartClick here for color chart
Important note about corset's measurements and lacing:
For your corset use waist circumference as the basic measurement. If your actual waist size is in between two sizes, choose the largest one. Also choose a larger size for a more comfortable fit if you have a significant difference of waist circumference and under-bust circumference.
The corset compresses your waist; reducing waist circumference up to 2-4 inches. Laced slit is intentionally V-shaped for aesthetic reasons.
Lace your corset from top to bottom for the best look.