It’s a dream come true for anyone who has ever spent an evening at the Renaissance Faire wishing that they could wear the pretty dresses AND the awesome armor. We utterly love this fashion spread from designer Pinkabsinthe.
Detail at Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Paris-Edinburgh
Despite their apparently rigid construction, 18th century bodices were actually fairly malleable when it came to accommodating pregnancy. The use of stomachers left the front of the bodice open allowing pregnant women to either use larger stomachers or forgo them entirely and fasten to bodice with ties.
You can see with this quilted robe à la française from circa 1750, how widely the bodice could be expanded with the use of ties.
Tokyo hangyoku by KIMNOVAX on Flickr
How in the world do you do that with an obi? I swear kimonos and geisha apparel puzzle and fascinate me.
For all your post-apocalyptic Resident Evil world, LotR travelling to Mordor, and Assassin Creed needs.
Oh my god if only these were for dudes. Why do girls get all the cool clothes? Some guys wanna be fashionable too.