Time after Time designs is a delicious store with over two decades of experience featuring historical and fairytale garments. It is not a costume, it's a piece of art -they claim in the heading of their official site
In their official site you can see a gallery of the gowns and bodices available and they also have samples of all their fabrics available just in case you want to make a custom order, and they encourage to contact if you have any idea or want your dream gown to become a reality. Of the greatest quality all materials and embellishments for the gowns are hand selected. And they have indeed some shots and garments directly out of a fairytale...!!!
There is just SO MUCH about this period and style that this is the first of quite a few articles around this topic... Still we had to start some point and here we are. Recently, Sophia Coppola's aproachment to this character (performed in the movie by Kirsten Dunst) in Marie Antoinette drew new attention to it and The Rococo period (late 18th century) rendered really the most flamboyant, colorful and beautiful dresses in fashion history. A tight bodice right with a front stomacher to enhance women's sihouettes and ahem!... generous sexy generous breasts, along with a wide skirt with the proper side panniers and petticoat.
Above: Rococo Marie Antoinette dress made by "Time after Time designs"
Hats, artificial flowers, ribbons... More and more ornaments almost sinfully. If you want a custom made "Marie Antoinette" corset you can order it in Bibian Blue's shop. Based in Barcelona, we previously covered this designer in an article, aside of the collection that you can find on her website, she can also make a custom order for you. I have a rococo black corset for my performances that I certainly love (pics coming soon ;-)
I will highlight this lovely dress called "Grand Marie" in "The twilight parlour" website. In ivory and cream color with flat fronted bodice and yards and yards of fabrid in the skirt!
Looking here and there you can find dresses to make to bring your character to life!
An affordable option is this one, the seller offers it in different colours at around 300$
edit: it seems this shop is no longer online
Faire Lady is a store that has bits of many items you might need for a Ren Fair, from Civil war versatile skirts, to cinchers, ren corsets and bodices, pirate coats and chemises, petal skirts, tribal dance turkish vests, veils tribal and belly dance wear. It also features several accesories as belts, vests, hoop skirts and even hats. Below you'll see a lovely pirate boned cincher: