CHARLOTTE, Overdress in Cherry Red Linen

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Step back in time with our CHARLOTTE, Overdress in Cherry Red Linen. Meticulously crafted, this 18th-century overdress is a faithful reproduction of one of the most popular costume designs in Western Europe and America circa 1770-1785. This piece is an essential addition to your colonial wardrobe, perfect for events, reenactments, cosplay, and theater performances.

Constructed from medium-weight cherry red prewashed linen (205gr/m), the overdress boasts a square neckline and a front opening laced with metal eyelets on both sides for a perfect fit. The pre-shaped elbow sleeves are trimmed with a delicate pleated lace ribbon in a subtle sand shade. The bust and sleeve lining are made from comfortable brown cotton. For an authentic touch, the overdress features synthetic boning on the back and both sides of the front opening.

The show-stopping feature of the CHARLOTTE Overdress is undoubtedly its wide train, pleated in the distinctive 18th-century style and measuring 37.5 inches (95 cm) long. This handcrafted piece is not only a testament to historical accuracy, but also to the creativity and authenticity that Atelier Serraspina stands for. From the choice of fabric to the design elements, every detail has been carefully considered and executed, resulting in a garment that is both durable and visually stunning.

Please note, this overdress can be gently hand washed and should be air-dried to maintain its quality and longevity. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a reenactor, or a lover of period fashion, the CHARLOTTE Overdress in Cherry Red Linen is a must-have piece that truly brings the past to life.

 Please, kindly note that 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

  • Production Time:

    4-6 weeks

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  • Red:


  • Weight:

    1.2 kg

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Lucy Trantow
Exquisite overdress made by Caroline, in m...

Exquisite overdress made by Caroline, in my opinion she makes the best quality historical reproductions available on Etsy, or online for that matter. I purchased an entire 18th century historical wardrobe from her which I wear daily. Although this particular garment is a special occasion dress, when I have worn it, it fits like a dream, looks beautiful, is sewn beautifully and is such a versatile piece. I can mix and match several underskirts to create many different looks. I expect this wardrobe to last me for decades. The garments are well made, durable, wash easily and beautifully and wear even better. If you are looking for a historical reproduction garment, look no further, you won't find better value for money than Caroline's shop.

Bridgette Kerluke
Excellent product beautifully made. Fit v...

Excellent product beautifully made. Fit very well. Thanks!

Lena Legros
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