30 Day OC challenge - Tamlen Lavellan
Day 9: Formal Wear
A look into Tamlen’s wardrobe will reveal that he puts a big emphasis on practical and comfortable clothing. Fabrics that are comparatively easy to keep clean or colours that don’t make stains stand out as much. With his clan the only types of formal wear he ever really came in touch with were ceremonial garments. There was the robes for example that he wore during his vallaslin ceremony, and various costumes representing the gods or forces of nature owned by the clan to celebrate certain festivities throughout the year.
Nothing could have ever prepared him for the sheer mass and variety in formal wear commonplace in human society. Without the help of his advisers and companions he would have been lost entirely when it came to preparing for the peace talks at the Winter Palace and Skyhold’s own banquets and official meetings.
Despite all of this being a strange and completely new world to him though, Tamlen can definitely see the appeal of certain formal wear - as long as it isn’t overly frilly or comfortable. A nicely fitted vest though, or a shirt with beautiful embroidery do have their appeal. He very much values and honors the craftsmanship behind these pieces. Similarly he is intrigued by how different formal wear in different parts of the continent is, having been able to get to know Fereldan, Orlesian, and Tevinter fashion first hand during his travels.