Side Laced Apron Dress
Viking style apron dress, ca. AD 600 - 900.
The apron dress is decorated with flattering ties laced through loops at each side. Lacing is not proven to have existed (and used) during the Viking Age, but this part of the apron dress is not usually preserved, so technically, it cannot be disproved either. As an alternative, the dress also looks great without the string but with a belt instead.
We don't know a lot about the actual look of the Viking apron dress, as usually, the only preserved part is a stamp sized fragment corroded into the brooches. This fragment shows that the brooches fastened shoulder straps onto the front of a dress. One larger fragment from Birka showed a corner as if for an apron and that suggests that at least some of the overdresses were open sided - so-called apron dresses.
|Shoulder width (cm)||12||12||12||12||13||13||13||13||14||14||14||14|
|Arm length (cm)||58||59||59||60||60||61||61||61||61||62||62||62|
|Trouser length (cm)||103||104||105||106||107||108||109||110||111||112||113||114|