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She's wearing a bliaut, a style that was popular in 12th and early 13th centuries, for both men and women. It was a tightly fitted tunic, with flaring sleeves. She alse wears a girdle, wrapped twice arond her waist. She wears her hair parted in the middle and braided into two braids. Fashionable braids were very long and could be extended with hair pieces. Married women would wear a veil over their braids.
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1700 half bodice
A new pic! Two ladies wearing late 17th/early 18th century haristyles and some pretty unusual dresses, with decorative or even armor-like bodices worn outside. I've been intrigued by those gowns for quite some time now. I've been seeing them on numerous paintings (mainly by Nicolas Largilliere but not only), but I haven't found any description anywhere....

Here's some examples: 
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www.tewgalleries.com/blog/wp-c…
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1670 Redingote
A formal riding habit for women appeared somewhere in latter half of 17th century. Up until then, women wore normal everyday dresses for riding. Outfit included a men's coat, masculine hat and even a periwig. The only difference was a full petticoat instead of breeches. While pretty conservative to today's eye, it was actually quite scandalous because of its similarities to men's clothing. 

Obviosuly, this kind of dress is suited for a lady-like side saddle. I don't know much about horse riding and so it's hard for me to imagine, how comfortable could it be, to ride astride wearing something like that. All post-medieval paintings I've found, that depict women riding astride, show them wearing breeches. Anyone know more about this? Are there any paintings with women riding astride while wearing skirts? They had to sometimes, but considering that there was no underwear, that'd have to chaf... did they wear breaches underneath skirts?
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luludecat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Can you do more Spanish and Italian 17th clothing please?
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Tadarida Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I plan on doing some early 17th century for Italy. Later 1600s are very similar to western Europe though. Spain - yeah, probably, I need to get into mood :)
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nutella4924 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  New Deviant
How do you pose your drawings? 
I love doing historical and fantasy fashion drawings, but always draw them in one of two basic poses. 
Do you have any suggestions for creating more interesting or unusual poses?
If you do it would be great!

(BTW the variety of periods you draw about is AMAZING)
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Tadarida Featured By Owner 1 day ago
well, I try looking at poses from paintings or stills from historical movies :) and sometimes I do it completely from my head, but it's not perfect, I could definitely work some more on the anatomy... Thanks for nice words!
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Kei2000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow! Jak super, że ktoś rysuje postaci w strojach z różnych wieków! Zawsze miałam problem ze znalezieniem interesujących mnie strojów w Google.
A tu taka niespodzianka Love 
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M4IAN Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Is it possible that I can use you'er drawing for references?
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
sure, go ahead!
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M4IAN Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Thank you.
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AngelusMerkel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just had a look through your gallery. I really think you should publish a book on the history of fashion.
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
I'd love to but it'd have to be done professionally, with proper descriptions and sources... and time's a hard resource to come by :)
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