Man of War – Excerpt No. 310

Marc did not protest and went about his tasks. He helped her into that corset. As requested he pulled until his fingers went white. By the time he was done with the knot, his fingers were numb, and throbbed with pain.

He then helped her into her verdingal along with the bum roll and forepart skirt. For a courtesan of Émilie’s stature, she was dressed with one layer of skirt and dress. However, the formality of this event called for more… I can’t imagine walking around with that much material

Lastly, there was the gown, which matched the style of the bum roll and forepart. This was by far the most ornate layer, made up of silk and lace. This gown alone must have been worth a fortune.

Man carrying a formal gown in his hands. Characters and background appropriate for 16th century Venice parlor.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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