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This dress Milady de Winteris based on the movie The Three Musketeers (1961). This is a custom handmade production of a Czech tailor.
This magnificent dress in baroque style of the mid-17th Century stands out with its large lace collar that evokes tips of a royal crown. The sleeve endings and the neckline are lined with the same lace. The wide hips are formed by hip pillows that are tied at the waist under the dress. The velvet skirt hides a white petticoat made of pure cotton, which can be seen in the photo with rolled skirt.
The snow-white collar continues in harmony in a triangle of white netting ornate with floral lace and fake pearls. The original decoration of the dress is crowned by a white flowers sprout that is sewn from the waist down to the floor on the skirt. The nobility of the dress accentuate the puffed sleeves with cutouts of shiny satin.
The dress closes with metal hooks (at waist and at neck). The dress has laced back so that it can be easily adapted to the individual body size. Even the lace collar is buttoned back with a small white button.
This Dress Milady de Winter can be made in various colors according to these sample cards. Please note the requested color(s) into your order, in the field for your comment. Please specify always (1) the number of the sample card, (2) letter of the color, and (3) description of the colour (Example: 04-F-blue). If you choose a fabric with different composition, the price may change. Possible price change will be consulted with you before processing the order.
This Dress Milady de Winter is available in standard sizes or can be made exactly to your measure at no additional charge. In the latter case please fill in this measurement chart after finishing your order.
Clarick Milady de Winter, often referred to simply as Milady, is a fictional character in the novel The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas. She has worked as a spy for Cardinal Richelieu and is one of the main antagonists of the story.
Milady is a powerful and beautiful spy, she is ruthless and shows no remorse for her countless "misdeeds". Later in the novel, it becomes clear that she was wife of Athos. As a teenager, she was forced to enter a convent, where she falls in love with a priest, and with him she escapes with stolen church property. Both will be later explored and branded by a bailiff. Milady came with a man in Athos village where she pretends to be his sister. A nobleman (the Comte de La Fere), fell in love with her and, despite their obscure origins, marries her. Out in the woods one day, he discovered the brand on her shoulder, she was discovered as convicted criminal. With shameful feeling, thinking she married him only for his money - Athos hanged her from a tree on the spot. But Milady survived.
The production of chain mail armor requires a lot of human handiwork. We were affected by an important fact that also changed the rules in many other industries. The labor costs of European workers far exceed the labor costs in Asia, even if you take into account the transport costs from Asia! For this simple reason, in the EU there are no workshops that manufacture chain mail armor professionally - and we are working with professionals only! Hobby-producers, who occasionally work in their garages, do not fit into our business concept. We are very sorry; we cannot make for you any mail armor made-to-your measure. Some re-enactors found a solution for this situation: they buy our imported standard-sized mail shirts (sometimes oversize or several pieces), unravel them and make tailor-made mail shirts, legs and other armor parts by themselves.