Epic Armoury

Dress Astrid - Dryad/Beige

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  • Regular price $88.99
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You’ve been told that it’s not what’s on the outside that counts, but the inside. A beautiful lady in all her elegant skirts and jewelry is only as lovely as her personality. Despite her beauty, she could truly be a rotten core, putrid and a blemish on society.

As you consider yourself and your Dryad/Beige Astrid Dress in the mirror, you know it is not the most beautiful garment or the most impressive--but it’s sturdy, it’s colorful, and it’s yours. And most important of all, it’s only the outside coverings for a warrior at heart.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's Dryad/Beige Dress Astrid is a scandinavian inspired slip-on dress with long bell sleeves. The V-cut neckline, wrists, and skirt are trimmed with a contrasting ribbon. Made from durable, medium canvas cotton, this dress reaches from the shoulders to the ankles and has a comfortably wide green and beige gusseted skirt to allow for easy movement.

The Dress Astrid is a great start to a special Stalwart costume. Pair it with the Shift Astrid and a belt for a complete period look, equally perfect for a shieldmaiden or merchant.

Available in sizes Small/Medium, Large/X-Large, and 2XL/3XL; and in colours Red/Brown, Dryad/Beige, and Azure/Brown.

HISTORY

  • Most peasants of the Middle Ages only owned two sets of clothing, which would be patched and mended for years
  • Also referred to as a “kirtle,” which is a garment worn over a chemise or smock
  • Popular garment worn by middle class women in the 1400-1600s
  • Gussets--the triangular piece of fabric added to the skirt--were traditionally used at the hems of chemises to shape the garment to the body