This outfit is inspired by the peasant clothing around the 18th century.
Dresses have been plain and simple.
This outfit lives up to this essence by deliberately abstaining from any decoration.
The basic design is that of a classic women's dress, consisting of a bodice with long sleeves and a full skirt.
It maintains the plain spirit and simple beauty but is adapted to modern needs,
using zippers and offers pockets for everyday wear.
There is only one item added to the plain dress because it makes it being
perceived even more plain.
The Cape, an additional layer of fabric loosely
covering the upper body in front and back, retains the upper part
of a peasant pinafore, used to be worn in past times.
Being attached to the dress at the waist and neckline, and made of the same fabric as the
dress, lets it be perceived as an integral part of the dress.
The skirt offers two pockets on the sides, which most women miss on a modern dress or skirt.
A hidden pocket on the underside of the apron can hold small things like a cell phone.
This accommodates for modern times while still maintaining the plain and simple look.
All the layers
The complete outfit consists of several layers.
Some of them, like bloomers and underskirt, have come out of fashion and mostly gone unknown.
A bloomers prevents unwanted insights, when climbing stairs for example, and ensures a nice look underneath the skirt.
Most traditional garbs include an underskirt to improve the shape of the dress skirt, provide better drape and more beautiful sway.
This one has a split waist and need to be tied separately in front and back.