SERIOUS FEMININE DERANGEMENT (woodburner) wrote in little_details,

A question about clothing, this time - ceremonial, like...

All right, you people rock.

Now I have a question about clothing. I have a priestess character, and I don't know what she wears. I mean, I have a fairly clear idea, but I don't know what individual pieces of her clothing are called, nor am I too terribly sharp on the details.

The (current) setting is a mish-mash of elements ranging from medival to pre-industrial 1800's, in an area that most closely resembles northern Europe (say, Scotland or Iceland or the Netherlands, and yes I know all those places are quite different.) Raine's (the character's) clothes give an impression somewhat like ancient Greek style strongly influenced by Arabic tradition. Loose white silk poofy pants (pantaloons, right?) and some sort of silk wrapping around her upper body that leaves her arms bare, optionally covered with a shawl and/or heavy cloak.

Well, my main question is, wtf is that on her upper body? And if you have any information to share about "period"-style clothing AT ALL, I would very much appreciate it.
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