Category Archives: Renaissance Dresses

The Second Wives Club: Off With Her Head!

Her story went down in infamy, her name the most familiar among King Henry VIII’s six wives… Anne Boleyn’s life, from mistress to martyr, has enough intrigue to fuel a series of Lifetime movies. Check out this straight-from-the-grave interview with … Continue reading

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The First Wives Club: Catherine of Aragon

What a life for Catherine of Aragon. Her parents were the proselytizing financiers of Christopher Columbus. She was married off to the Prince of Wales at age 16, and upon the death of her 15-year-old husband, she was passed along … Continue reading

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Perks of Being a Grecian Goddess

Aside from being able to turn rats into roses and to, you know, control the lives of mere mortals, a perk of being a Grecian goddess would be the limitless wardrobe options! Even though no actual articles of greek clothing … Continue reading

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In the World of Womenswear: Gettin’ Funky with the Fleur-de-Lis

Nowadays, we expect that anyone rocking a bunch of flowers in their wardrobe is probably a hippie or an elementary-school-girl. But in medieval Europe, any man would have been proud to wear the flower known as the “fleur-de-lis,” since it … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Part 2

Thy beauty inspires, fair peasant, though thy coin purse does lack. I shall admire thee as thou shoppest from the clearance rack! Part 2 is our Ode to the Modern Day Peasant Girl. Whether you’re ordering off the Dollar Menu … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Part 1

Hast thou purchased tickets to a Renaissance Faire, Yet this one query plagues thee: “Alas! What to wear?” Choosing a renaissance costume to attend the latest Ren Faire isn’t just an afterthought – your wardrobe sets the tone for your … Continue reading

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