Late Medieval Fashion Redressed

Comparison between curved-front fitting and straight-front fitting

These are my observations from the fitting, sewing, and modeling of two dresses made from very similar materials and worn by the same person, Sheree. The only difference between these dresses (besides sleeve treatment) is that one was fitted with a curved front closure and the other with a straight front closure. I have also included Sheree’s thoughts on how the dresses felt while worn.

1 thought on “Comparison between curved-front fitting and straight-front fitting”

  1. Very interesting! In any event I think having a top supportive dress with front lacing makes a lot of sense. Women didn’t suddenly obtain breasts in later centuries. Breast feeding means needing easy access and support. Otherwise, there can be some serious discomfort both short and long term.

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