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Clearance Sale! Ladies Silk Stockings

Price:: $24.95

 

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  • Based on contemporary artwork and extant garments
  • No visible machine stitching
  • All interior seams finished
  • Made in 100% Silk - also available in Linen
  • Available in a medieval palette of jewel tones to coordinate with our gowns
  • To be worn rolled down and gartered at the knee
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • Price: regularly $39.95 now on sale for $24.95!
  • Clearance items are final sale only
Stocking in Red, shown with our ribbon garters, Turnshoes, and worn with our Purple Silk Backlaced Gown

About our Stockings 

 

For the majority of the Middle Ages, the idea of “trousers” was simply unknown. Rather, men (and possibly women) of all classes wore a pair of loose drawers under their normal clothing. Men laced a pair of tight-fitting hose or chausses to these braies to cover the legs. The exact form of the equivalent female garment is somewhat speculative, but current scholarship believes that women's leg coverings did not extend as high up the leg, usually reaching just over the knee and gartered in place. Other than the extended thigh length and lacing points, these short hose would have been identical in cut to a man's chausses.

Our stockings are cut on the bias, with a clean, close fit in the ankle, matching the smooth line seen in historical artwork and surviving examples. They are secured by rolling them down and gartering them above the knee. Made of either a sturdy linen or raw silk, lady's stockings are available in a medieval palette of jewel tones to coordinate with our gowns.

 

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Silk Stockings shown in Blue, Golden Brown, Green and Black

 

Colors and Fabrics 

 

Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

 

Silk colors: Red, Black, Green, Blue and Golden Brown

 

Green -a deep but intense forest green
Red -a slightly darker brick red
Blue -a brilliant bright blue
Golden Brown -a rich darker gold

 

Size Chart 

 

Size Maximum Women's Shoe Size Inseam from Sole (unrolled) Calf Circumference
Medium 8 1/2 21" / 53cm 14.5" / 37cm
Large 11 23" / 58cm 15.75" / 40cm

Note: The calf measurements are just approximate maximums because of the bias cut of the fabric the elasticity of this garment allows it to fit a variety of legs shapes including those smaller around than the maximum sizes. The most critical and least flexible (although there is some give there) aspect of our stockings is the shoes size so that should be your primary determinate on deciding which size will fit best.

 

Our Design 

 

 

Historical Inspirations 

 

Drawing after Roman de la Rose from the MS. Douche 332, circa 1380- 1400 in the Bodleian Library of Oxford Univeristy, England Drawing after Roman de la Rose from the MS. Douche 195, f.66v circa the 15th century in the Bodleian Library of Oxford Univeristy, England
Drawing after stocking depicted in the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250 in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City, USA Drawing after The Grande Heures de Rohan circa 1415 in The Bibliotethque National Paris, France

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