Experience the charm of the 18th century with our CHARLOTTE, 18th-Century Open Robe in Cherry Red Linen. This meticulously crafted garment is a faithful reproduction of the most popular costume designs in Western Europe and America from 1770-1785, perfect for history enthusiasts, reenactors, and period fashion lovers.
The Open Robe is made of medium-weight prewashed linen and features synthetic boning, pre-shaped elbow sleeves, and a square neckline. A distinctive 18th-century style train adds a touch of authenticity to the piece. Careful attention to the choice of fabric and design elements ensures both durability and stunning visual appeal.
You can pair the Charlotte Open Robe with any linen or tartan skirt from the shop. Capture the essence of a bygone era with the CHARLOTTE, 18th-Century Open Robe in Cherry Red Linen & Skirt.
The CHARLOTTE Costume
The Charlotte Open Robe, inspired by the popular fashion of Western Europe and America from 1770-1785, is a beautiful blend of historical accuracy and contemporary craftsmanship.
Perfect for historical reenactments, theater performances, or simply to satiate your love for vintage fashion, the CHARLOTTE Open Robe or outfit is a timeless piece that you make feel you’re living history.
The Open Robe
Crafted with a generous volume of fabric, this 18th-century Open Robe exudes elegance. You have the flexibility to purchase the Open Robe alone or to pair it with a skirt. The linen bodice is fully lined with raw cotton and cotton poplin for the sleeves. It features a square neckline that closes at the front with eyelets and delicate lace ribbon trims on the preformed elbow sleeves. Synthetic whalebones are meticulously placed on the back and both sides of the front opening, providing structure and elegance.
The Open Robe is completed with a wide, 37.5-inch pleated train, adding a dramatic flair to the ensemble.
Fabrics & Care
Charlotte 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 Charlotte open dress with any linen or tartan skirts from the shop.
- 100% European linen
- Medium weight linen - 6.05 oz/yd² / 205 g/m²
- Prewashed so it didn't shrink anymore
- Mechanically softened so it is very soft and especially pleasant for your skin
- Fabric woven according to universally accepted quality requirements which correspond to OEKO-TEX 100 standards
- Composition: 100% Cotton
- Type of fabric: Raw Cotton
- Approximate weight: 155 gr/m²
- Composition: 100% Cotton
- Type of fabric: Poplin
- Approximate weight: 110 gr/m²
We kindly recommend dry cleaning only.
Finding the Right Size:
Please refer to the size chart to select the correct size for your dress. Keep in mind that historical costumes don't follow standard sizing, so getting an accurate fit is important for comfort and effectiveness. Here's a complete guide on how to measure yourself.
If your measurements don't align with the sizes on the chart, we recommend choosing the "custom size" option. After placing your order, submit your measurements through our Custom Request Form as soon as possible. Delay in receiving your measurements will also delay your order.
Made-to-order items cannot be returned. Please make sure you're certain about the size you choose. If unsure, opt for the custom fit option.
How To Dress
The Charlotte 18th-Century Open Robe is to be put on as follows:
Just slip your arms through the sleeves of the dress mantua that you'll tie at the front, passing a cord through the eyelets on either side of the opening. In the presentation photos, the dress is worn over a bum pad which adds volume to the hips and emphases the thinness of the waist.
All our garments, including the Charlotte Open Robe, are handmade in our workshop in Spain. Each piece is crafted with love and care, using the finest materials to ensure excellent quality. These garments are meant to be cherished for years to come.
The typical production time for an 18th-Century Open Robe ranges from 4-6 weeks, depending on the current order volume. Keep in mind that the processing time does not include shipping.