Well, I wore the gown in England at our 16th-century feast at Blo Norton, a moated Tudor manor house. And I was much more pleased with the effect this time! I bought a gold choker necklace with black and red faux gems and pearls that coordinated nicely, and I did my hair up in big, padded rolls decorated with pearl-drop pins. The pearl earrings looked better with this than the red earrings would have after all.
Bonus: I had the perfect accessory of my dashing husband, Thomas, in his new 16th-century suit!