(Closed) Is this “medieval looking”?? Anyone wear anything similar? Please post!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Medieval??
    YES! : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Not at all, its lovely : (93 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    It’s more innocent looking to me then medievel. I think it’s very cute.

    Post # 4
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Its very Regency, rather than Medieval. Empire waists and short, puffed sleeves are both trademarks of that period in fashion.

    I tried on a very similar Justin Alexander dress that had little bows on the tops of the sleeves.

    Whatever period it is, it’s lovely. Im a fan.

    Post # 5
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yep, as a watcher off all things BBC and PBS (think Masterpiece), the dress says Elizabeth Bennett than Elizabeth Tudor. Either way, beautiful dress.

    Post # 6
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When I think medieval I think the sleeves that are tight then flare from elbow to wrist, corsets, a tight fitted bodice and flowy skirt.

    Post # 7
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree with Zippy, more Regency then anything, though I think it could dip a little into Edwardian but my fashion history isn’t that strong that close to 1900.

    I really like the dress, it doesn’t seem straight period but still really pretty.

    Post # 8
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted yes, but then again I was the one who told you that in the first place. 😉

    It actually doesn’t give off that vibe in that picture, it’s more the other two you posted before.  In particular, the neckline and sleeves and the way the detailing is set in the bodice.  I can actually barely see that detailing in this picture so maybe it is part the lighting in the other one.

    Post # 9
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think it looks medieval at all.

    Post # 10
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I  do not think that it looks Medieval at all. Mind you I do have a History degree with an emphasis in Medieval Studies, so I may be a bit harsh on the topic. However it does scream modern day Jane Austen (:

    Take a gander at this:Google Book of Medieval Clothing and Costumes



    Post # 11
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It doesn’t look medieval to me. I agree with modern Jane Austin though. 

    This is medieval

    Post # 12
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I do see the Regency silhouette but honestly the allover lace negates that bit (I’ve never seen an allover lace dress from that period, or come to think of it, any allover lace dress before the 20th c), and the style of lace on the dress is totally modern too), and the way it’s slim-fitting to the hips especially does.  Regency dresses were usually pretty flowy from the empire waist.  Honestly, as someone who spends all her time looking at historical fashion and plans to do so for a career–my first thought would have been “lovely dress”, not “Regency fashion” (let alone medieval!).  If you were planning to have a Regency-inspired wedding, I think this would definitely work with the theme, but since you’re not, out of that context, all it looks like is a lovely lace dress with some adorable sleeves. 🙂

    Post # 13
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    There is nothing medieval about the dress in the first post. If anything, it is Regency/Edwardian (turn of the century).

    Post # 14
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I am in love with that dress. ENVY

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