While a lot of people spend a lot of time developing their personal style, few can say they have medieval dresses hanging in their closet. YouTuber Bernadette Banner has more than just a few. Furthermore, she’s made all of them by hand. “I study the history of dress through practical experimentation and reconstruction, exploring historical eras preceding the introduction of the electric sewing machine because technology is weird,” she says.

Not only does she dress like someone from another era, but her viewers also notice with amusement that she appears to think and speak like someone from the past as well and it's oddly satisfying to watch.

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PaigeA MacPherson
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7 months ago

This girl is amazing. I watch her videos and the techniques she uses are so complex and time consuming. Idk how she does it!

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"My reconstruction work is done by hand or using authentic machinery where appropriate, and I am simultaneously on an ongoing side quest to discover how we can implement historical practices in 21st century life in order to live a bit more sustainably," Bernadette says.

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Wolfstar
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7 months ago

I would so wear that

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She now has an impressive 658k YouTube and works full-time as an independent online content creator and as freelance “consulting dress detective” or, simply put, research consultant, and illustrator. She splits her time between her native New York City and London, where she’s collaborating with the School of Historical Dress on future publication work.

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kurisutofu
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7 months ago

This one is really nice! And something you can wear even now!

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Maddie Painter
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7 months ago

I actually watched this video recently! It was complex to make and it looks so lovely!

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ptm45
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7 months ago

it looks comfy

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

absolutely stunning.

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Camelia Evans
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7 months ago

mcgonagall vibes

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

the colors are very nice and the design is stunning.

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

( again, maybe I should just stop commenting this ) the outfit works really well with the background!!!!

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JustAAnotherGirl
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7 months ago

The Lady Sherlock series was one of my fa

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Tracey Hirt
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7 months ago

They're stunning , but I wish these were labeled with the time period they are from. I can place some of them, but others I can't figure out the decade.

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

the colors ( once again ) contrast really well with the background. well done! I know a lot of people who can make beautiful outfits, and beautiful backgrounds, but can't pair them up together.

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Janice George
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5 months ago

Very, very, pretty!!!

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Binxyminxem
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7 months ago

The doggo in the background looks happy and cute! Also all of these outfits and the lady's hair look gorgeous!

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Beth Davidson
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7 months ago

Is this at the Claremont California colleges?

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

no one can say that this woman isn't talented.

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RL Tyler
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2 months ago

ooooh i do love that cape

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Missy Joyful
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7 months ago

Its Jo!

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C.S. E.
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3 months ago

That's Cathy Hay - you can see her in several of Bernadette's videos and is super talented in her own right!

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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7 months ago

The Bronte Sisters!

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

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cut the camera man out, and it looks exactly a scene from the medieval times.

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RL Tyler
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2 months ago

you three looked AMAZING that night.. was great fun seeing you

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chachkimooch
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7 months ago

Too bad about the barbed wire fence. These women are lovely in all the photos!

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Missy Joyful
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7 months ago

looks like a scene from some movie!

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Mary Dellenbusch
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7 months ago

I like this one. Very pretty.

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

Professor McGonagall again!!!

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Ayra
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7 months ago

And again: Not Bernadette but Katherine Haye

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4EVER PANDA
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7 months ago

stunning

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Ayra
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7 months ago

Again, This is not Bernadette Banner but her friend Cathy Haye

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Tazzy Ladynero
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7 months ago (edited)

This is Cathy Haye, a friend of Bernadette's. She often wears that scarlet escargot with that green tweed vest.

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