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Offline Lishy

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Help With This Dress
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:48:10 PM »
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I just won this dress on ebay:

And need some suggestions and help for accessorizing it.  Would I wear a belt or anything, do I need something for my head, etc etc.  This is the first time Ive bought anything "noble" like in appearance usually I play the wench role.  Im quite lost so any advice you can give me would be most welcome!!
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Re: Help With This Dress
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 10:08:07 PM »
I would wear a simple yet pretty necklace with pearls in it. Maybe something from Sapphire and Sage. You can also get a girdle belt there that would compliment it nicely.

As for head wear. You could go French Hood from Dragon Pipes or other venders or even a tall hat. Check out The Tall Toad, they may have something you like.  My pick would be a simple French Hood.

But so you need any of this? No, You could go simple and if your un married wear your hair down
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Re: Help With This Dress
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 10:19:31 PM »
I would add a pearl or gold beaded necklace with matching earrings and a paternoster or a girdle belt.  For head wear it depends on your local faire's period of history, that will give you an idea of what style head covering to have.  If you are Elizathian era you can go with a caul and a tall hat.  However, if you are Tudor era then you want either a gabled hood if it is Pre-Anne era or if it is post Anne then you want either a french hood or gabled hood depending on your political leanings.   Hope this helps!
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Re: Help With This Dress
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 11:07:47 PM »

Definitely a French Hood that has a Drape. A nice pendant for the center of the Bodice. A girdled belt for sure.
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Re: Help With This Dress
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 08:02:04 PM »
I forget what they're called, but that necklace-type arrangement that is tacked onto the front of the bodice.

I googled "bodice jewelery"


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