Bliaut - Red - XL
A 12th Century gown commonly worn through Europe and into the Crusader States. This gown is widely featured on the statuary of Chartres Cathedral, started in the 1140's and completed in 1220.
With a fitted body, and large flared sleeves, this dress makes a statement.
This gown in red linen, size XL, has gores at the sides and back in a peach linen, matching the lining of the sleeves. Laced to the hip, the gore continues up the side of the gown, creating a panel allowing the gown to be let out by at least 6". This makes this a very versatile gown. The sleeves are edged in a zig-zag trim in olive green, yellow, and red.
The underdress is a kirtle style with lacing up the back, and tie on yellow and red sleeves.
There is an available handwoven belt (+$50) in variegated olive green to white.