In a September 2011 article on the Fabric-Store.com website, Nicole Novembrino discusses the history and structure of the Gothic fitted dress, featured prominently in images from the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s.
From the article:
We are turning our attention to the Gothic fitted dress today and its appearance throughout the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s. Our goal is to give an overview of this style while providing images as visual aids. Making your own is quite an ambitious undertaking, but it can be done! Hopefully, you get inspired to challenge yourself and put your sewing skills to the test with this beautiful Gothic style dress.