Worn as an outer gown by the middle classes and as an undergown by the upper classes, short sleeved gowns of this type are seen throughout Europe from about 1440-1480. Our version is taken from the gown worn by Mary Magdalene in Rogier van der Weyden's "Deposition" and "Seven Sacraments" paintings.
Front laced bodice is bias cut for close fit, and the full circle skirt makes for very flattering and graceful lines on most body types.
(PLEASE NOTE: Model is wearing the gown as part of the 15th C. Gown Package, which includes the smock, sleeves and headwear. To view the package, click on this link- 15th C. gown package)
These high quality garments have no visible machine stitching except for lacing eyelets. Wool or linen garments are suitable for reenactment use when eyelets are hand-whipped.
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Made to Order (M2O) Sizes/Fabrics:
These are not in stock and are made up as ordered. Please select desired size and fabric from the drop down menu. State your color preference in the 'order comments' portion of your order and we will contact you regarding available colours and/or fabrics. Please allow up to 8-12 weeks for production of M2O garments.
Please check your measurements and consult our SIZING CHART for the correct size to order.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.