The Handmaid’s Tale Plus Size Costume
If you’re a fan of Hulu’s epic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, then this costume is for you! It faithfully recreates the signature uniforms worn by Handmaids so that it feels like you’re living the story yourself!
In Gilead, women are divided into roles based on their fertility and ability to conceive children. They must live under strict guidelines and dress in certain ways. In Season 3 of the series, things take an even darker turn as Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and June (Yvonne Strahovski) attempt to upend the system from within.
The Handmaids wear a vibrant red as part of their dress code, symbolizing Gilead’s totalitarian regime while also asserting to the world that they are fighting back against such oppression. Red also represents blood and it happens to be menstrual blood – making the Handmaids literal lifeblood in their society.
But there’s a reason why handmaids are so dedicated to their uniform – it symbolizes not just an image but their entire lives. Forced into wearing bonnets that block out vision, making it harder for them to defend themselves when needed.
It’s an intriguing concept used for the show, and while it may be somewhat distracting in real life, its powerful image has the potential to truly move an audience to their feet.
The Handmaid’s Tale is an intense story with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way. One particularly captivating aspect is how Aunts are treated in Gilead; this season’s costumes have taken that concept to a whole new level.
As a result, the Aunts are dressed in brown. While this color might not seem traditional for a family setting, it was actually quite fashionable during the early 20th century and looks great today.
Another significant detail is the color of the handmaids’ hair, which ties in with Gilead’s apocalyptic nature. In the book, handmaids are forced to dye their locks a bright red; however, in the TV series it appears they’re actually wearing brown like their clothing.
There’s more to this than meets the eye, and it’s an intriguing look that the handmaids are sporting.
This outfit is ideal for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale who want to channel Offred’s fierce rebellion against Gilead. You’ll look just like her – ready to wreak havoc from within!