Wow. Finally the first installment in my One Night with the King Costume Study. I tell you, this has been a ton more work than I’ve anticipated, and taken longer too. But the first is finally here!
Hadassah’s White Dress and Nightgown
The first time we see her, she is wearing this dress with a variegated earthy toned wrap. I’m pretty sure the wrap is simply a piece of fabric cut in a rectangular shape.
The overdress itself seems to be slightly empire-waisted, with both the bodice and the sleeves cut on the bias. On further inspection, it also appears that the back of the skirt may be cut on the bias as well, though it’s hard to tell.
The dress is made out of a beautiful white slightly sheer fabric. I love the weave on this cloth. Simply put, it’s beautiful.
I’m not really sure what they call the shape of the sleeves. . . Whether bell sleeves or flared. They make me think of a medieval style gown. You can really see the shape in this picture.
The neckline is quite high on this one. Though I can’t quite make it out, it seems like it’s higher in the front and tapers down in the back. I’ve seen necklines like this before, I just don’t know what they’re called.
The dress buttons up the back with what look to be cloth-covered buttons.
The undergown, or shift, is a simple sleeveless garment with a scooped neckline. The only other thing I know about it is that it’s white.
Feminine, delicate, and very flattering, this dress has got to be one of my favorites. But considering how many favorites I have, that may not mean much. Either way, it looks like a very comfortable dress.