Elegant . stylish and a bit sophisticated; this sixteenth century white German gown is unique in a way that it comes in two pieces. The outer gown and the inner gown are both made of cotton velveteen. While the outer gown is fully lined in satin . the inset is reversible to black and worn over our classic chemise. The inset helps to lift your bosom and hold in the waist. The outer gown is then worn over the inset and the chemise . and laced up in the front in V shape to reveal the inner gown. For a perfect fit . the forearms are laced to the elbow. Customer comment: I ordered the classic chemise separately with this gown and really like how it poufs through the slits in the sleeves.