CHARLOTTE, Overdress in Plum Purple Linen

Size: XS



Step back in time and make a grand entrance at your next event with the CHARLOTTE, an 18th-century overdress that faithfully reproduces one of the most popular costume designs in Western Europe and America around 1770-1785. This stunning CHARLOTTE Overdress in Plum Purple Linen is the perfect addition to your historical wardrobe and will surely make heads turn at reenactments, cosplay events, and theatre productions. Crafted from plum purple prewashed medium weight linen (205gr/m), this overdress is not just authentic, but also extremely comfortable to wear.

The CHARLOTTE is designed with a square neckline and features metal eyelets on both sides of the front opening for a perfect fit. The pre-shaped elbow sleeves are elegantly trimmed with a delicate pleated black lace ribbon that adds a touch of sophistication. For added structure, the overdress is equipped with synthetic boning on the back and on both sides of the front opening. But what truly sets this overdress apart is its wide train, pleated in the 18th-century style, measuring 37.5 inches (95 cm) long. The bust and sleeve lining are made from soft brown cotton, ensuring comfort without compromising on style.

Every CHARLOTTE overdress is meticulously handcrafted, reflecting the creativity and authenticity that Atelier Serraspina stands for. It is a testament to the beauty and craftsmanship of 18th-century fashion. The plum purple linen has been prewashed to ensure the color stays vibrant, even after multiple wears. To care for this stunning piece, we recommend a gentle hand wash and air dry. Embrace the elegance of the past with the CHARLOTTE Overdress in Plum Purple Linen, a true masterpiece that you will treasure for years to come.


The white petticoat shown in the photos is NOT INCLUDED.

All About Charlotte

The CHARLOTTE overdress features a fitted bodice to which is attached a wide pleated open skirt, pleated in the 18th-century manner. This 18th-century costume has a very generous volume of fabric.

You can match the Charlotte overdress with any linen or tartan skirt from the store.

The fitted linen bodice is full lined with cotton poplin. Its square neckline closes at the front with a band of eyelets on either side of the opening. A delicate lace ribbon trims the end of the preformed elbow sleeves.

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 petticoats, linen or tartan shawls, as well as with sashes from the entire boutique.

Outer fabric: 100% prewashed linenLining: 100% organic cotton

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

The Charlotte overdress 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.


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The Details

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    4-6 weeks

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    1.2 kg

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Lucy Trantow
I love this dress. It is such a flattering...

I love this dress. It is such a flattering style, and a very versatile garment, being able to be mixed and matched with different underskirts. The lacing means I am able to fluctuate in size and still wear this garment with the addition of a stomacher, and for a special occasion, this is the perfect evening dress. I love the little touch of black lace on the sleeves. The colours look perfect together, and it is such a lovely design. I couldn't be happier with my purchases from Caroline's shop.