Inspired by Renaissance fashion, this long, form-fitted Renaissance gown is made from a black velvet and is accented with silver-colored trim on the arms and waist and ruby red satin lining on the arm tippets. There is also a red satin panel inset in the front of the velvet skirt. The sleeves feature satin-lined tippets hanging down from the upper arm and a more fitted lower arm. The sleeves and skirt give the look of wearing both an over- and under-dress. The Renaissance dress is fitted at the waist and bodice and then flares out from the hips in a skirt that drapes beautifully. The back of the gown closes with a zipper.
[*The photos here show this dress with a slender hoop skirt worn beneath it to demonstrate the shape and fullness.*]