• Historical Clothing
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Bilaut Dress was a long lasting and popular form of Women's Medieval dress style. Seen from the 11th thru the 14th Century, The Bilaut was tight fitted at the torso and often augmented with a Bodice. Sleeves were characteristically form fitting. As the sleeve continued down the arm mid-length, it ballooned outwards. The waist was gathered with the use of either a cord cincture or belt. The body of the dress was free-flowing and touched the ground. Bell shaped, The Bilaut was made of fine materials such as silk or muslin. Colors, were highly varied. This style dress lasted throughout Europe for nearly 200 years.