The Handmaid's Uniform

Title

The Handmaid's Uniform

Subject

The apparel mandated for all Handmaids.

Description

The Handmaid's uniform consists of a red dress that is modest, long-sleeved, and floor length. Handmaids are required to wear a white bonnet that restricts peripheral as well. When leaving the home, gloves and a veil are also imposed.

Creator

Gilead Officials

Source

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

Publisher

McLelland & Stewart

Date

1985
February 5, 2019

Contributor

Jaclynn Rogers

Rights

The novel belongs to the public domain, but rights for the television adaptation belong to Hulu.

Relation

Margaret Atwood

Format

Novel, television adaptation

Language

English

Type

Speculative fiction
Dystopian fiction

Identifier

dress
uniform
clothing

Coverage

1985
Gilead

Files

thisthing.jpg

Citation

Gilead Officials, “The Handmaid's Uniform,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed August 9, 2022, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/383.