Blue and White Dress, 12th Century Bliaut
Description of the Product
The look and cut of the dress follow the fashion of the 12th century, around which this type of garment, called a bliaut , was becoming popular. The bliaut could range from calf- to floor-length, and it was notably characterized by a side lacing, a flared skirt and trumpet sleeves. Historical illustrations of bliauts can be found amongst others in the Hortus Deliciarum, a late 12th c. encyclopedic compendium, or in the 1150 illustrated manuscript of Terence's Comedies. Bliaut dresses were used from the eleventh to the thirteenth century in Western Europe, most notably in areas of French influence, but also in the areas of modern Germany and Italy.
This long medieval dress is made of sturdy cotton fabric. It is loosely tailored and can be tightened with laces on both sides for an individual fit. The colour contrasting sleeves and bottom hem create the impression of a shift worn underneath a short-sleeved dress. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with embroidery.
- Available in sizes: S, M, L, XL, and XXL
- Material: 100% cotton
- Manufacturer: Battle Merchant
Overall length in size M approx. 145 cm, from shoulder to hem.
To find the right size take your measurements correctly, wrapping the measuring tape horizontally around your body at the fullest part. For this dress, sizes are based on chest circumference. Ease of wear is already included in the pattern.
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