A plus-sized renaissance bodice is the perfect addition to your wardrobe whether you're attending a local Renaissance Faire, in the market for sexy lingerie or even looking for an attractive touch to compliment a pair of jeans or a casual skirt.
Plus-sized Renaissance Bodice Styles
The rudimentary Renaissance bodice is a tight-fitting vest that incorporates boning to supports the back and breasts. This boning provides lift and eliminates the need for a corset and gives you that cinched Renaissance silhouette. If you're handy with a sewing machine, a basic Renaissance Bodice pattern can be altered to the style you desire. Renaissance bodice styles are numerous. Here are a few ideas to help you design the perfect plus-sized Renaissance bodice:
- High-fitted bodice with square neckline
- Fitted bodice with V-neck and lace up decollete
- Sleeveless bodice with velvet shoulder rolls
If you want to design a vintage bodice that functions as a part of your everyday wardrobe, create a quality garment that is fully lined. Boning should be included at the front, sides and back. Adding brass grommets for laces can be tricky. So if you're not up to creating your own pattern and sewing your bodice, you can purchase an already made plus-sized Renaissance bodice online.
Sculpt Your Look With Bodice Cut
Not every bodice is cut the same. Choosing a cut with a squared neckline and a boned hem with edging that rests above the hips for comfort while the front and back dip to a lower rounded edge that stays put will give the wearer a longer extended look to the torso.
Lady and the Fool
The Lady and the Fool has offered fine renaissance clothing for the last 24 years. If you're looking for an authentic Renaissance period bodice, this is a great resource. Bodice selections include:
Plus Size Costume Shop
Plus-Size Costume Shop is a costume company run and owned by a mother and daughter. They started the Plus-Size Costume Shop because they understood that size does not determine beauty or style, and the limited choices and poor quality that rental shops and packaged costume companies offered each Halloween inspired them to offer something more. That was eight years ago, and today the plus size woman can purchase handmade, high quality costumes in sizes 18+ at reasonable prices. Bodice selections are completely customizable with your choice of size, color and fabric. Sizes range from 1X to 7X, fabric options include twill/cotton or satin, and there are several color options.
Choosing Your Bodice
If you want a bodice that not only looks good but is crafted to last, find one that is fully boned and grommeted for the lacing. A quality Renaissance bodice should be designed to last so choose one you like because it will be around for years. With that in mind, look for a bodice that gives you a practical yet stylish look that's tasteful and adjusts for comfort.