DORINE is an 18th-century dress, composed of a laced bodice, a stomacher, and the HÉLOÏSE skirt, pleated in the purest style of the 18th century. This historical costume corresponds to the female clothes worn in northern Europe in the 18th century.
The 18th-century petticoat
HÉLOÏSE, a 18th-century petticoat consists of two panels of fabric, joined by the sides whose upper end remains open on each side. This opening allows you to easily put on the skirt. Once put on, the petticoat is tied in the following way: you start by tying the ties of the back panel, making a knot on the front; then you adjust the front panel like an apron, with a double turn around the waist. The ties are long enough to make this double turn before attaching them. If you are satisfied with only one turn, feel free to cut them to the length that suits you best.
The two panels of this historical petticoat are pleated in the style of the 18th century. On the front, the pleats start from the central box towards the sides. On the back, the folds start from the sides to converge in the middle of the back.
In the photos, the petticoat is worn over a bum pad that will bring volume to the hips and will emphasize the finesse of the waist.
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The 18th-century laced Bodice & Stomacher
Regarding the jacket, it is a very tight bodice, made out of linen, and fully lined with cotton, whose sleeves stop at the elbow. The jacket is tied on the front by means of a lace that goes through eyelets located on both sides of the opening. Once the bodice is placed, you can slip behind the lace the boned stomacher (see options for colors) that will complete the outfit.