Saturday, September 6, 2014

Simple Fashion - Robe Ideas

The latest installment of my "Simple Fashion" series focuses on three robes. Robes, unlike some tunics, won't use up your hands and feet slots, which allows for better outfit customization. You'll find styles ranging from the simple to the elaborate as well as the seasonal to the year-round. When working with robes, it's always a good idea to keep your race and gender in mind, as these will most likely dominate your outfit. Certain areas look broader or even somewhat stretched. Specific skins, the pre-Moria styled ones and a couple of recent additions, will look significantly different on one gender. These effects can range from having a closed or open lower hem and varying lengths (i.e. floor length robes on males could be knee high on females). It can be challenging at times, but this category of fashion can be rewarding!

Before I get to the outfits themselves, a few weeks ago Ellishul of The Elven Tailor migrated to The Elven Adventurer on Tumblr. If you have an account with that networking site, drop by and show her some wonderful support! Even if you're not with Tumblr, she's making some fantastic posts that you don't want to miss. The move seems to be working very well for her.

Head: Circlet of Adamant (Sea Blue, LOTRO Store)**
Shoulders: Shield-master's Shoulders (Umber, classic skirm camp vendor,  level 65 heavy BG armor)
Chest: Lore-keeper's Robe (Turquoise, classic skirm camp vendor, level 65 light BG armor)
Feet: Glossy Leather Boots (Walnut brown, Bree-town outfitter)

**I have actually purchased a second copy of this piece on the AH. It either dropped from a lootbox or it was a leftover from an old lottery. I haven't been able to confirm this yet.

Head: Dwarf-make Circlet (Navy, LOTRO Store or Anniversary Festival gift box)**
Shoulders: Disused Mantle of the Dunland Soothsayer (Gold, Dunland landscape quest reward)
Chest: Robe of Plenty (Navy, Farmer's Faire token barter reward)
Feet: Brushed Leather Boots (Umber, skirm camp cosmetic vendor)

**Shares the same skin as the Ceremonial Circlet of the Seven Stars, which is found at the skirm camp cosmetics vendor.

Shoulder: Fated Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads (Navy, T7 tailor recipe)
Chest: Ceremonial Wandering Bard's Robe (White, skirm camp cosmetic vendor, Rift light armor)
Feet: Steadfast Brushed Campaign Shoes (Navy, T7 tailor recipe)
Prop: Satakieli (T5 Woodworker Lossoth reputation recipe)


  1. I didn't know the Wandering Bard robe becomes such a lovely shade of blue when dyed white, love it! :D

    1. Because it dyes like that, it's my absolute favorite old-style robe. It makes for wonderful wintry clothing :)

  2. My favorite of the three is the second one. The shoulders you chose really brings out the browns in the robe nicely.

    1. Thank you! To me, it was a matter of finding color balance and those shoulders helped tremendously...and matching the gold and brown in the belt/sash was an unexpected bonus!

  3. I'm absolutely loving the first outfit.. so beautiful but pieces that anyone can easily access as long as you have enough marks and medallions for the robe and shoulders! I love this series :)

    1. Thanks, Makaia! I've been trying my best to create outfits that are either relatively easy to make or require a minimal amount of work. It doesn't always work, but that first outfit is a great example of something everybody can wear without having multiple characters.

  4. dear lord, I just *now* noticed you gave me a shout-out xD thank you for that!!


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