This 18th-century historical outfit faithfully reproduces one of the most popular costume designs in Western Europe and America around 1760-1770. Perfect for all your historical reenactments, this 3-piece Outlander-inspired outfit will allow you to immerse yourself, like Claire Fraser, in the fascinating world of the 18th-century!

The DORINE 18th-century outfit consists of a lace-up bodice, a stomacher and an 18th-century petticoat. You can match the DORINE bodice with any shawl and petticoat from the Heloise collection.

The 18th-century laced-up bodice & stomacher

The short and tight bodice is made out of linen, and fully lined with cotton. The preshaped 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 stomacher (see options for colors) that will complete the outfit.

 

 

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.

Fabric & Care

Dorine bodice is made of prewashed medium-weight linen (205gr/m), in a range of colors matching Atelier Serraspina's color palette. You can therefore combine your Dorine bodice with petticoats, linen or tartan shawls, as well as with sashes from the entire boutique.

  • Outer fabric: 100% prewashed linen
  • Lining: 100% organic cotton

Turn inside out before washing. Use cold hand wash only. Do not bleach, soak, rub, or tumble dry.

Outlander tartan:

The Outlander tartan is made of polyester and wool tartan. Made on traditional looms, this tartan has a lot of character to it. Expect small snags, slubs, and other blemishes. These imperfections give the tartan a handmade look that fits well within the setting of season 1 of Outlander.

You can combine your petticoat with linen or tartan shawls, as well as with sashes from the entire boutique.

Put your garment in a bowl with cold water and one drop of wool washing up liquid. Then rinse properly a couple of times and after rinsing with your hands, lay the garment in a towel, fold it and leave it to dry like this before airing it again.

Tumble driers are not the best for wool products as they tend to shrink them, so it is best to air dry.

Place the garment flat on a clean towel, re-shape it by laying it out in its normal shape and leave to air dry.