Step into the enchanting realm of 18th-Century with our exquisitely handcrafted Historical Costume. Inspired by the captivating Claire Fraser, this outfit epitomizes the heritage and tradition of Scotland.
Crafted from luxurious chocolate linen and mesmerizing MacDougall tartan fabric, it embodies historical accuracy. Perfect for historical reenactments, gatherings, or indulging in the allure of 18th-century fashion. Meticulously designed, it features a lace-up bodice with elbow sleeves, boning for structure, an alluring MacDougall tartan stomacher, and a wide pleated linen skirt. Add a touch of elegance with our optional MacDougall tartan shawl.
Embrace your inner Claire Fraser and let history come alive with this exquisite Historical Costume.
DORINE Historical Costume
Meticulously made from linen and lined with cotton for ultimate comfort, this bodice offers a perfect blend of style and functionality. With boning in the back seam and both sides of the front opening, it provides the essential structure for a flattering fit. The pre-shaped sleeves elegantly end at the elbow, adding a touch of grace to your historical costume.
Delivered with a MacDougall Tartan Stomacher this is a complete and versatile garment that will transport you to the world of historical fashion.
The petticoat consists of linen fabric panels, connected at the sides while leaving the upper ends open on each side. This design enables easy wearing of the skirt.
The panels of this historical petticoat feature 18th-century-style pleats. At the front, pleats extend towards the sides, while at the back, they converge in the middle. In the photos, the petticoat is worn over a bustle pad, which adds volume to the hips and accentuates the waist's slenderness.
Fabrics & Care
Outer Bodice Fabric and Skirt:
- 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
Bodice & Sleeves Lining:
- Composition: 100% Cotton
- Type of fabric: Poplin
- Approximate weight: 110 gr/m²
Stomacher & Shawl:
MacDougall 10oz. The 10oz lightweight plaid fabric is woven in Scotland from 100% pure new wool and has a nice, soft finish.
The MacDougall Tartan
The enchanting MacDougall Tartan features a captivating color pattern that embodies the rich history of the clan.
This mesmerizing design incorporates shades of blue, green, red, purple, and white, each representing a significant aspect of the clan's heritage. The blue symbolizes loyalty, while green signifies the land's abundance. Red embodies valor and courage, and white conveys unity and heritage.
To care for your historical costume, we recommend dry cleaning only, ensuring your costume remains in pristine condition for all your historical adventures.
Finding the Right Size:
Please refer to the size chart to select the correct size for your bodice. Keep in mind that an historical costume doesn'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.
All our garments, including the DORINE Costumes, 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.
Please note that our items are meticulously handmade, which means it will take some time for us to create them. The typical production time for a DORINE historical costume in linen and tartan plaid ranges from 6-8 weeks, depending on the current order volume. Keep in mind that the processing time does not include shipping.