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Handmaid (The Handmaid’s Tale)

The Handmaids , most notably portrayed by Elisabeth Moss (Offred) and Alexis Bledel (Ofglen) are

Handmaid (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Handmaid (The Handmaid’s Tale)

The Handmaids , most notably portrayed by Elisabeth Moss (Offred) and Alexis Bledel (Ofglen) are a class of women in the Republic of Gilead. They are the most important - but also the most oppressed - class of women in Gilead, as they are tasked with breeding and thus supplying Gilead with more children.
Check out the trailer to find out more:

If you want to dress like a Handmaid also known as "Breeders" in The Handmaid's Tale TV show, check out our complete guide:

Complete Handmaid Costume Guide

 

Coif

The coif that handmaids wear in The Handmaid's Tale is a Elizabethan inspired white coif . It is custom made exclusively for the show by costume designer Ane Crabtee.
You have three options:
1- Make your own coif from white cotton fabric (recommended for DIYers) - tutorial here
2- Buy this Americana bonnet (not recommended)
3- Buy this cheap Lady Pilgrim Costume and use the bonnet only (recommended for easy costume)

In any case, don't forget to fold the band just like in the show !

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Bonnet

The bonnet that handmaids wear in The Handmaid's Tale is an oversized puritan bonnet.
This one is very similar, to perfect the look you could also get rid of the laces.

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Dress

The dress that handmaids wear in The Handmaid's Tale is a sort of revisited nun robe. It is deep red, symbolizing fertility, full length, with long sleeves and comes with a hood.

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