“Sea Born” Bliaut
Woolen overdress for women
This wonderful coat is the centerpiece of our “Sea Born” collection - a selection of items for those who dream of dancing through the waves. The whole collection is full of beautiful accessories and clothing that are inspired by the sea, from the colors of the sea creatures to the graceful shapes of the ocean. We imagine you wearing “Sea Born” as you stroll along the cliffs to the sound of crashing waves, or enjoying a peaceful sunrise on the misty beach at dawn.
This garment is called a Bliaut, which is a common overgarment found in Western Europe in the early medieval period. They were often the last layer of clothes to be put on after a chemise and underdress, used to add a layer of warmth. These garments were often floor-length, fitted around the shoulders and upper arm with longer, voluminous sleeves.
Our bliaut is designed with consideration of the historical garment, but altered to make sure it fits the modern figure with comfort. Lacing has been added at the sides to make it easier to put on and take off, as well as keep the beautiful fitted fit across the bust and waist. Much like the historical versions, it is fitted across the shoulders and flares out below the elbow to give you beautiful bell sleeves. You can see from the pictures all of the immaculate patterning around the bust, sleeves, and shoulders to give it such a perfect shape. The bliaut comes down to your mid-calf, which leaves room for you to walk.
This garment is crafted from premium textiles, including a beautiful woolen fabric that is warm but still drapes beautifully. Wool is the perfect choice for an overgarment because it provides a decent amount of warmth, and avoids being too itchy because it has been lined with a contrasting satin. Every stitch has been carefully applied and every seam finished by our expert seamstresses who take great pride in crafting quality garments.
The trim for this piece is inspired by the shapes of the waves and beautiful nautilus shells. There are two widths of trim, a thinner trim around the neck and sleeves, and a slightly thicker around the bottom. This is an ArmStreet exclusive trim, designed by our team of artists specifically for this collection. The shapes are reminiscent of patterns you find along the borders of western European medieval manuscripts.
Please note that while this listing is for the bliaut, there is also a belt available for purchase separately.
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- Artificial silk;
- Early medieval design;
- Historically inspired;
- Warm woolen fabric;
- Nautilus shell trim;
- Bell-shaped sleeves;
- Mid-calf length.
This item is part of the “Sea Born” collectionView collection
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