Renaissance clothing can be so much fun because there are so many choices! Of course, all those choices can seem overwhelming, even to us seasoned pros. So, I’ve built an easy 3-step system to help you choose the perfect Renaissance gown. Just follow the steps below to find the right fit for you.
Step 1: Choose Your Silhouette
Do you want a dress to frame your pretty face? Or something easy and comfortable, that doesn’t require a corset? Start by choosing a gown shape to flatter your best features.
Not sure which gown that is? Check out this page, How to Find the Right Renaissance Dress for Your Body Type, for a little help!
Step 2: Choose Your Gown Color
Next, choose the color of your gown. Do you want to wear your favorite color? Make a statement about the person you portray? Or try to blend in with the foliage?
Still not sure what color to choose? Try the Color Quiz, to refine your choices to 3 or less.
Step 3: Choose Your Brocade Accents
Finally, choose how to finish your outfit. Do you want your Forepart/Forepanel and Sleeves to strongly contrast with your gown, or blend in? Do you want a big, bold pattern, or something more subtle?
Of course, with our Versatile systems, you aren’t locked into just one choice. You can always come back to try something a little different, and create a whole new look with your Renaissance outfit with this one small change.
I typically have at least 2 or 3 brocades in stock that coordinate beautifully with your gown color choice. The Gown Set page for your silhouette will list some of the combinations we have available. If you don’t see something right away, contact us to see what else we might have in stock.