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German Gown (above) shown in Admiral Navy with Hunter Green Inset.
German Gown (left) shown in Rouge with Hunter Green Inset.
*Colors appear differently on different monitors.
Instructions for Putting on the German Gown
1. Put on the chemise with the drawstring in front. Don't tie the drawstring yet.
2. Pull the insert over the head. Lace each side making the gaps equal distances. (It is period to gap a bit on the sides. Women gained and lost weight back then just as we do today.)
3. Floofing part; we let gravity help us here. Bend at the waist, reach under the chemise, cup breast in hand and pull up and over towards the opposite shoulder. The more you pull, the more cleavage you will get. Do the same with the other breast. This creates maximum cleavage. (It might be helpful to do this before tightening the last few button holes on one side to allow room for your hand.)
4. Pull or tuck in chemise so it doesn't show around neckline.
5. Slip outer dress over head and allow it to hang around waist. Pull on sleeves like you pull on a coat. Not one sleeve at a time, but both gradually at the same time. When putting arm in sleeve, only put it through to the elbow part. Lace the forearms last to make it easier. Tuck in laces.
6. Lace up the front.
We hope you enjoy your Renaissance gown.