Woman's Houppelande - Dark Red Brocade - Size 20
Houppelandes were the height of the early to mid 15th Century. They used a large amount of fabric and were very full, pulled in by a high belt, worn just under the bust. The sleeves ranged from loose sleeves, to open sleeves that trailed on the floor, often with a dagged edge.
This houppelande, in a rich dark red brocade, is based on the blue gowns seen in the French Book of the Queen, from 1410-1412. The sleeves are lined with an ivory linen, with a crenellated dagged edge, and reach just past the knees.
Modeled by a size 12 model.
This gown does not come with a belt, but if you are looking for reproduction pieces, you can find Belt Ends and Belt Mounts and more at Armour and Castings. (opens new tab) Another good option is Raymond's Quiet Press.