Renaissance faires are a great way to spend a weekend. Reenactments, artisan crafts, food, and of course costumes. Seeing people dressed up can be fun and dressing up yourself can be even more fun.
You don’t need to have an expensive costume custom made for you to get into the spirit. You just need a few items to complete your look. Your outfit should consist of a white flowy peasant top, a corset or bodice, a long skirt, and boots or flats. The top can be long sleeved or short sleeved. Try to stay away from a plain white corset or bodice as it will blend in with your peasant top. Your footwear should take into consideration the fact that you’ll be on your feet most of the day.
The corset or bodice top is a must have item for your outfit. These pieces come in a variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns. You can wear a simple lace up fabric bodice. Maybe pick a black corset that you want to embellish yourself. Another great option is an underbust corset. This looks great with the peasant top.
You don’t have to be 100% accurate to the time period. Feel free to have a little fun with it. Try a blue floral print underbust corset or a sexy black lace underbust corset. Try to stay away from metallic corsets though because they tend to look futuristic.
Find a great variety of corsets at Chicastic to complete your costume. Huzzah!