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Cecily is finally ready to go to court! (And, as she steps down the stairs and out the door, is glad that she's not a courtier or lady in waiting, who has to do this every day.). Show more comments or Read All User Comments. It has matching sleeves, like several of her other foreparts. While Joan removes Cecily's usual gold silk forepart from the green satin kirtle and stitches the new forepart on, Cecily's other chambermaid laces the matching sleeves into the armholes of her gown. At last! Time for Cecily's gown. Joan helps her into the French gown, makes sure the partlet is evenly tucked around the neckline, and laces it closed in front as the other maid, Maud, fiddles with the fashionable large shoulder rolls to make sure they're straight. Most of Cecily's gowns fasten up the front up the front, either with lacing or with hooks and eyes. The skirt is shaken out so that it lies evenly around. The Royals Meghan Markle Karen Walker Celebrity Style Fall Fashion Shopbop Dresses Shaun Leane Castaner The British Royals. A bit of powder and some eyeliner. In a corner of my mind I thought I probably looked ridiculous, but the main portion admired me, and there was an overwhelming sense of relief and feeling "at last!". Change picture Your current user avatar, all sizes:. All the structural items are on, and now it's time for Cecily's creativity to come to the fore. She has a number of different petticoats that she can wear. Some are simple, with decorative trim around the bottom; others are made of fancy silks. One is elaborately embroidered (a wedding gift from her husband.) Some are simply full skirts gathered to a narrow band, while others have bodices sewn to the skirt and are called "petticoat bodies." Cecily feels a chill draft creep under her hoopskirt, and belatedly wishes that she had put on a warm, flannel petticoat under her farthingale. For today, she slips a busk of horn down the front of her corset to make it very stiff and straight. 16th century shoe patterns, and instructions on making them, can be found at Mark Carlson's Tudor Shoe Page. At bedtime, Kathy removed my makeup, put on her usual pyjamas, and offered me a lovely pink frilly nightdress. I was so pleased when I put it on. She kissed me and said how glad she was that it made me happy. I had a contented night's sleep lying beside her, and woke refreshed. Nevertheless, Jean married me and put up with me. She was, and still is, a sexy woman, and liked sexy underwear, which I enjoyed seeing her in. She was dressed in a particularly titillating outfit as she gave me a handjob, and made the remark which began it all. She said that she had a friend whose husband would not let her give him a handjob, which the friend really liked doing. Jean also commented how lucky she was to have such a nice big cock to wank and how sorry she was for her friend. We kissed and hugged and cried in our female outfits. Then they started to come off, and still half-dressed we made love. "I think I'll keep my cock for now," I said. "That's the best news today," she answered. While Meghan kept things formal the day before, she opted for a more casual Figue printed dress ($1,495) from Shopbop during her Wednesday walk-through. The bold and beautiful outfit, with its multicolored pom-poms and asymmetrical ruffles, perfectly complemented the garlands gifted to the duchess throughout the trip. She paired the ensemble with Karen Walker earrings, a Shaun Leane bracelet, and black Castañer espadrilles— the same pair Pippa Middleton owns! Meghan tied the whole look together with a patterned clutch (that's actually a folder!) made by local women at the Suva Market in Fiji. Check out more snaps of Meghan's outfit ahead, and make sure to keep up with all her outfits from the tour so far. Cecily sits down before her mirror with a sigh of relief, as Maud and Joan busy themselves with her hair. Joan places a linen cape over her gown, to keep hair and hair oils (Cecily rarely washes her hair with soap) away from the delicate silks. She then brushes the knots from her mistress's hair with a bone comb. The front hair is rolled into two poufs, using some false hair to add body, and the rest is braided into a thick brown braid. Joan then threads a blunt needle with a ribbon, called a "hair tape", and proceeds to "sew" the braid around the back of Cecily's head to keep it in place. She then fixes a small bag, or "cawle", over the braid. You may also listen to a recording of the characters. At work (as a man) I was cheerful and efficient, and came home with eager anticipation. Now it's time for the corset. Cecily's corset, which she calls a "pair of bodies", is a close-fitting bodice stiffened with reed and whalebone. Cecily doesn't wear a corset every day--although she's a buxom woman, her petticoat bodies. Cecily orders her fancy white linen ruff-band with the gold lace edging and spangles to be brought from its band-box. It was set into neat, crisp figure-eights just the night before, by a local woman known for her starching ability and knack with setting ruffs. It has matching wrist ruffs. Joan and maud hook them onto Cecily's neck and wrists. or Click here to leave your own comment on this submission!. She told me to shave and shower, then put makeup on me. She gave me tights and a matching pink set of bra, panties and waist slip, a skirt and blouse. Then we had dinner, and talked about our days if nothing had changed. (Although I probably paid more attention to her and less to myself than in the past.). NC Law Makes Women Wait to Divorce Abusive Spouses. At first I celebrated how open and accepting I was—but my positive response was short-lived. I spent a few days online reassuring myself that cross-dressers were often heterosexual. I researched size 12 high heels. When the enormous box arrived in the mail he was floored. He had never felt so supported and so comfortable. In a matter of weeks, I left everything behind– the house, the car and the size-12 gold shoes. "You said you were OK with it," he said sharply. "I would never have done it if you weren't OK.". My Stepmother is Only 5 Years Older Than Me. The time stretched and slowed. And then he flat-out said it: "I can only get turned on if I am in women's clothes.". "What is it babe?" I asked. I could barely get the words out over the lump in my throat. Strangely enough, my first instinct was to comfort him. I was thrilled that he trusted me enough to share his darkest secret with me, and I actually thought there was no way this would end our relationship. I even celebrated how open and accepting I was. Even though I knew cross-dressing was not a bad thing, the news struck me like a diagnosis of cancer or depression. I could never walk away because my partner was struggling with something like that. The next morning I woke early and reached for him. By now I was worried that sex wasn't in the picture at all. So I took control. No, My Husband Is Not My "Best Friend". Despite this, as he grew closer, I pulled away. During the light of day I tried to talk myself out of this new mindset. I gave myself pep talks: "You love him, you want him to be happy, and you already decided that sex was not the defining feature of your relationship.". I'd lay still as we had sex. He was so excited by his corset and fishnets that sex was, well, quick. Lying beside one another, looking up at the same ceiling, he was cooing with pleasure and connection and I found myself squirming away from him. After I left, we met just twice more. Once when I returned my engagement ring and once at the courthouse. After the sound of the judges gavel we hugged goodbye, and I thought I felt the ribbed wire of the corset beneath his button-up shirt. I asked if he could just cross-dress on his own. To that, he said nothing. What he said next was the end. He wanted what he wanted and I was an accessory to his life– as well as sex life. I was a less valuable than his corsets. For instance, I thought, he loved sci-fi movies. I did not. That would never tear us apart. Why would a sexual fetish be more divisive than that? The alienation I felt embarrassed me; I wanted so badly to love him unconditionally. I wanted to accept his differences. But what I wanted most was to go back in time to our crummy sex life– before he played dress up. The first time he dressed for bed in his finery he looked ready for a black tie gala. I was in stained PJ bottoms and a tank top. As he reached for me I pulled away– unsure of how to feel. But I then carefully corrected myself and embraced him. His smooth muscular chest was covered in a lace corset. His tan athletic shoulders were looming over his constricted waist. All of the places that I held him were covered and pinched. I hadn't realized how much I loved his male body until he twisted into something different. "I have more information now. I realize as much as it turns you on it turns me off," I admitted. He was silent. The time stretched and slowed. And then he flat-out said it: "I can only get turned on if I am in women's clothes.". For today, she slips a busk of horn down the front of her corset to make it very stiff and straight. Should she wear a "rowle" to Court or not? Cecily debates the question. Some women wear small, padded crescents around their hips to make skirts spring out more. The French gown Cecily plans to wear has pleats that are stuffed with batting and stiffened buckram near the top, to give them more spring, but perhaps a bumroll would give an extra "oomph" to her skirt. She decides to wear one, and Joan ties it around her waist. In addition, there is a bewildering variety in English Elizabethan womenswear. Just like today, not all women dressed in identical outfits. What a woman wore depended on her age (older women preferred more traditional styles), background (rural noblewomen weren't privy to the latest London fashions), body type (some larger women may have worn styles that flattered their figure) and individual taste. in 1580, a woman could choose to wear a French gown, round gown, loose gown, night gown, doublet, Italian gown, and Flemish and Polish gown, just for starters. Therefore, I'm narrowing it down to one lady, at one time and place. It has matching sleeves, like several of her other foreparts. While Joan removes Cecily's usual gold silk forepart from the green satin kirtle and stitches the new forepart on, Cecily's other chambermaid laces the matching sleeves into the armholes of her gown. There was a very wide variation in style between 1550 and 1600--indeed, the entire sillhouette of fashion transformed itself during the 50 year timespan. The variation between the clothing worn by the nobility and that worn by the common folk was almost as great. Making a Gathered Kirtle and Pattern for a Gored Kirtle talk more about how to make kirtles. Visit the Spanish Farthingale Page for more information on the history, development and construction of the Spanish Farthingale. Putting on an upper-class English Elizabethan gown is a complicated process, and when you include hair and makeup, can take half an hour or more. Several writers of Elizabethan times lampooned the extraordinary amount of time required for a woman to complete her toilette and dress. Phillip Stubbes' Rant on Women's Dress, written in the 1580s, is an entertaining & informative example. Now it's time for the corset. Cecily's corset, which she calls a "pair of bodies", is a close-fitting bodice stiffened with reed and whalebone. Cecily doesn't wear a corset every day--although she's a buxom woman, her petticoat bodies. Cecily orders her fancy white linen ruff-band with the gold lace edging and spangles to be brought from its band-box. It was set into neat, crisp figure-eights just the night before, by a local woman known for her starching ability and knack with setting ruffs. It has matching wrist ruffs. Joan and maud hook them onto Cecily's neck and wrists. Meanwhile, Maud has been preparing Cecily's makeup. Cecily doesn't often wear makeup, but for an appearance at court is really is required. She prefers white lead for a foundation base. Although some folk warn that it's bad for the skin, she's never noticed any bad effect; in fact, it sometimes helps to clear up some spots. The Museum of London's Clothing and Textiles book has a pattern for an extant pair of cloth stockings. as for knitted stockings, there are online instructions on how to make them at Donna Dabbler's. gives a fashionable enough silhouette for relaxed home wear--but for court, she needs a corset to give her the flat front line required for her French gown. Sometimes she wishes she were small-busted like her sister, Anne, who can get away with a few bones down the front of her gown bodices and rarely needs to wear a corset. A petticoat's not really suited to the French Gown she plans to wear, Cecily decides. The skirts of this kind of gown are open in front to show off a fancy forepart, which is attached to either the front of the farthingale itself, or to a fitted, a-line skirt, called a kirtle. Cecily decides to wear a kirtle instead. Knitting Period Stockings page. Syke's Sutlering sells over-the-knee knitted cotton stockings for women and men in a variety of colors. You can see original gowns and reproductions at the The Elizabethan Costume Page's Portraits Section. This Page on Petticoats and Recipe for a Corded Petticoat have more information on the topic. At last! Time for Cecily's gown. Joan helps her into the French gown, makes sure the partlet is evenly tucked around the neckline, and laces it closed in front as the other maid, Maud, fiddles with the fashionable large shoulder rolls to make sure they're straight. Most of Cecily's gowns fasten up the front up the front, either with lacing or with hooks and eyes. The skirt is shaken out so that it lies evenly around. Maud applies the white foundation to Cecily face and bosom, and then applies red "ceruse", or vermilion, to cecily's lips. She also puts a touch of ceruse on the cheeks. To find out more about Elizabethan costume, check out this Annotated Bibliography of Elizabethan Costume. All of the information above was derived from one of these books. Cecily had planned to wear her favorite shirt under her gown. It gathers to a high neck and has poufy sleeves which gather to cuffs. It's entirely. Her maid, Joan, slips it over her head and ties it to the corset at the sides. This keeps it from slipping down and moving, and helps transfer the weight of heavy skirts to the torso rather than having it rest all on the hips. Meet Cecily Hawkins, a minor noblewoman living in London in 1575. She's going to Elizabeth's court today, and has decided to wear her most fashionable gown: A French gown, with a low, square neckline, a tight-fitting bodice, and a full skirt gathered to the waist.