“Sunshine Janet” Tunic
Medieval trimmed tunic with lacing
This tunic is a classic version of medieval underdress. It can be used as a single dress or as a part of more complicated garb with some sort of overcoat or surco. Lacing on the back and sleeves allows to make size adjustments easily. Matching surcoat is available in the store.
Flax linen is 100% natural, it looks very authentic and this unique fabric gives great heat protection and it's light and dense at same time.
This design seems to be simple, but it's very well though out and dress looks great at almost any figure. There are long lacing along back and sleeves.
Please note, the tunic of size 6, 8, 10, 12 has the side bust darts for better shaping. Also, if the difference between your waist and hips circumferences exceeds 9 13/16 in (25 cm), the dress won't fit tightly.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
- 100% natural flax linen;
- Great heat protection;
- Back lacing;
- Lace up sleeves;
- Flared cuffs.
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Surcoat “Sunshine Janet”
Classic medieval flax linen surcoat
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Bridesmaid cloak with contrast borders
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Waist cincher with front lacing
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Linen dress with lacing and trimming
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Luce-Gabrielle 20 of March 2023:
Perfect fit! And it's historically correct for the LARP we are preparing! Love the color and the trim
Guest 26 of November 2022:
Love it. Absolutely gorgeous! It's a bit long as it touches the ground so I might be careful to wear it in dry weather but otherwise it fits perfectly and is superb.
Kaisu 01 of August 2022:
Absolutely gorgeous dress! Great quality and love the details! This will be my wedding dress in October ♥️
Kateryna 23 of November 2021:
Потрясающее платье отменного качества и бесподобного цвета. Заказывала под свои размеры. В груди оно облегает, а ниже начинает расширяться, благодаря чему все недостатки фигуры не видны, дополнительно шнуровка делает талию. Единственное, я заменила шнуровку. В итоге пришла к выводу, что черный цвет сильно выделяется, поэтому купила шнурки такого же цвета как платье и сейчас просто восторг. в общем, платье прелесть, и длина и фасон, чувствую себя принцессой в нем :)
Elana 24 of October 2021:
I ordered custom sizing and it came back perfect. I've ordered custom tailored clothing before from other places, but nowhere has made something that fit my body so perfectly and so flatteringly (is that a word?). I would honestly get ten more variations of this dress right now if I could. This was my first experiment with Armstreet and it has made me a dedicated fan for life.
Kateryna 18 of October 2021:
Wonderful dress, especially if custom made. It is really stunning, and even if you dont have a perfect figure, it hides the problematic parts. Love it!
valerie 08 of September 2021:
wondering how the laces attach to the dressArmStreet Team:
There are metal rings sewn on the dress which hold the laces.
Elise 14 of May 2020:
I absolutely love the "Sunshine Janet" tunic, it is my favourite Armstreet dress. I have it in the natural flax linen with the brown trim for my larp character's market/daily outfit, and when I DM my group's Dungeons and Dragons sessions. Originally I had opted out of purchasing the surcoat, but will need to order it now. I am 5"5 with a 32 bust and size 0 fits me perfectly. I could not recommend this one more!
Cassondra 12 of May 2020:
This is my go-to, always feel good, dress! I love it so much that I bought one for a friend!! I wear it every chance I get!
Ruth 21 of February 2020:
I love this dress! It is my new favorite! Very breathable and the blue fabric and trim are gorgeous!
Dawn 03 of December 2019:
I really like this dress! I ordered it without the surcoat in midnight linen simply as I wanted to wear it by itself for a bit. It has a lovely drape and movement thanks to the trim on the hem giving it a bit added weight. I'm 5'6 1/2", and size 12 fits me wonderfully well, even though I am a buxom wench. Premiere tailoring by those sewing away. Five stars.
Jacquie 21 of August 2019:
What a beautiful tunic. I purchased this item in the natural flax with the red archeress trim in a size 2, and I believe it is true to the online sizing chart. Friends purchased clothing from a local retailer, and we all noticed the difference in quality with this tunic being a much more superior product. The clothing is definitely worth the price tag, and I’m sure it will last a long time with the appropriate care. Highly recommend this company, just put through an order for shoes, can’t wait for them to arrive. Many thanks
Dawn 04 of October 2016:
I just received this dress in brown with the black/red trim and green lacing (that you guys chose for me) - and wanted to say I am INCREDIBLY happy with it! It fits me very well, and you even shortened the arms perfectly. The dress is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it this weekend at my local faire. Thank you so very much! The brown/green combo is beautiful, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking. :)ArmStreet team:
Wow, great to hear from you! Thank you very much for your feedback, we`re really happy the dress fits you. Have a great time at the faire!
And always welcome back to ArmStreet! ;)
Shannon 29 of April 2015:
I love love love my sunshine Janet dress! I will never buy another cheap costume again! The dress looks great, I'll be able to dress it up or down. ThAnks so much!ArmStreet team:
Great, thanks for your amazing feedback, Shannon! Always welcome back!
Lucy Price 20 of January 2001:
I got married in this dress in november its beautiful. Thank you ArmStreet!
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Hi! Is it possible to order this chemise in black linen with a green or silver trim?
Hello, yes of course, please simply select custom size option to select black linen and leave a comment to your order with the trim you would like to have. Please check our trims here: https://armstreet.com/trims.html
Would this dress be available with the sheildmaiden trim?
This dress can be made with sheildmaiden trim upon request. It is possible for the custom size dress only.
Hi there I love this dress Is there any chance it comes in a size 14? Thanks. Angie
Dear Angie, our size chart is different from the standard one. Please send us your bust and waist circumference so we could help you to choose the right size.
Hi! I love the look of this dress and I’m considering getting it for my wedding. Im debating on the white linen or the natural linen. Is the white linen a classic bright white color or is it more off white? I can never really tell when looking at the colors online. Thanks!
Hi Rayla, white linen is a classic bright white color.
Is this the same cut as the Elise, but with trim?
Hi Janessa! The pattern of the Red Elise dress differs from the Sunshine Janet one. The dresses are different and fit differently.
I'm planning to order this custom size but wonder about the lacing. Will the dress be made to fit me without tightening the laces? And will it be possible to make it bigger/smaller it using the laces?
Hi Kristin, the dress will fit with laces tied. Yes, of course, you may adjust the size with the help of lacing.
Can this dress be made in other colors?
Yes, it can be made in other colors in custom size.
Hi! I am considering purchasing this dress in a size 4, but I am 5' 4" tall, and I've read it fits a 5' 6"woman. Is it going to be too long for my height? I don't mind if it skims the ground, just not so long I'll trip on it. Thank you!
Hello Elle, yes the skirt will be 2 inches long so it will touch the ground.
How do I go about cleaning this dress?
Please check our care guide for linen.
Hello, based on your size chart i should be a size 2.. but I'm european size 42.. is your chart based on high street sizes or you have your own mesurements? My chest is 85 and my waist 66. Thank you so much!
We have our own size chart. Your size is 0 according to the measurements provided.
Hi, I wanted to ask... Do you ship to Puerto Rico?
Yes, we do.
I saw that someone requested this dress with lady of the lake trim and the answer was yes. Would it be possible to bottom trim and add collar trim with the wide lady of the lake trim?
Yes, it is possible. Please contact our support team for the price.
Is it possible to have this dress made with the silver celtic trim? I ordered my wedding dress from here, and my maid of honor is considering this dress but she would like to match her trim to mine.
Hi Talyn, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order.
Is it possible to get this dress with either the silver or gold forest trim? I was looking at the "Sunshine Janet" style as a possible bride's maid dress to complement the "Forest Princess" set.
Yes, the dress can be made with the Forest trim, no extra. Just mention the trim in the comments to your order.
Hi, What is the length of this dress in a fixed size 8 or 10? Thank you
Fixed size dresses are 58" (148 cm) long in sizes 0–8 and 59" (150 cm) in sizes 10–12, please note that our sizes are different from US, EU and UK systems, please check the size chart.
Would this dress work under the "Green Sleeves" dress or would it show at the neck do you think?
We wouldn`t recommend wearing this dress under the Green Sleeves dress, it wouldn`t be comfortable. Originally, the dress is supposed to be worn over our Medieval Exclusive XIV Century Style Chemise Underdress. Also, our Medieval Flax Linen Chemise is a good basic chemise to wear with the dress.
Hi im from Singapore. if i will to order will it reach to Singapore?
Yes, sure, we ship worldwide. Just choose Singapore in the country list in your cart and enter your address!
I was reading that the Sunshine Janet sizes fit those who are 5 foot 6 inches tall. I'm 5 foot 10 inches tall. Should I custom order one to fit my height? I love the natural color with blue trim.
The dress in fixed size may be a bit short for you, we recommend ordering it in custom size.
On the other hand, maybe if it is about 2 in above the ground, it will be more comfortable to wear. :)
Hello, I love the Sunshine Janet dress. I already have the lost princess velvet vest in midnight blue and I think it would go well with the dress. I was reading the sizes and I'm worried about the length. I'm 5 foot 10 inches tall. Will I need to custom order for length?
Indeed, you may get an interesting and nice look combining the dress with the Lost Princess corset.
The dress in fixed size may be a bit short for you, they are 58" (148 cm) long in sizes 0–8 and 59" (150 cm) in sizes 10–12. We would recommend you ordering it in custom size, but it also depends on what you would like to get. Shorter dress is more convenient to walk in, for example. :)
Can this dress be made in fixed size 0 without a trim (just natural colour with blue lacing)? Thanks!
If you order the dress from stock, any modification is possible as the dresses are already manufactured, sorry.
The dress in custom size can be made with no trim, just mention it in the comments to your order.
Hi there! I'm interested in the Sunshine Janet dress. I plan to wear it to a upcoming renaissance faire and halloween, but size 8 is not in stock. While I have not decided on the details such as trim yet, will you be able to make a Sunshine Janet in 8? I hope to hear back from you soon, and I'm happy to make a deposit if needed.
All the items which are not available in stock you can order in cusom size. If you do so you can choose a fixed size 8 or enter your measurments and in this case the dress will fit you in a best way as it will be made specially for you. Also in this case there are more options for material and the trim.
Hi does the lacing come with metal rings? If so. Can I have it so the lacing run thru fabric loops instead?
Yes, the lacing goes with the metal rings on this model. Unfortunately we don`t make it with fabric loops, but we can make it with no loops, so you could put them there by yourself, if you`d like to.
Does this dress work without undergarment? Is the fabric thick enuff to look well on without?
Originally this tunic is meant to be worn with a surcoat. We produce this tunic of a linen flax which is thin enough, and if the color is white or natural it can see-through on the sun. So if you plan to wear this tunic as a separate dress, it`s better to choose a colored one.
Hi. I wonder when this dress vill be available in size 12? And if I have to pay extra if I want the dress in blue or midnight blue in fixed size?
To date we don't have any accurate info about restocking time for this item, sorry.
Yes, if you want this dress in different color - please order it in custom size, we have it in stock in Natural color with blue trim only, sorry.
Hello, I am looking at the Sunshine Janet tunic (without the surcoat). Can that tunic be worn alone without being too transparent and showing undergarments (such as bra)? Is it opaque enough to be worn as a dress on its own? I am particularly wondering about the natural linen (as pictured on the model) and brown colours. I am also wondering if it is possible to make it without trim for a plainer, more everyday look. Thank you.
Natural and brown color flax linen that we use for this tunic are not transparent, please do not worry.
Of course, the tunic can be made without trim, simply add a comment to your order.
Is there any way to have trim like that of the lady of the lake dress if not what would you recommend.
Can be made with narrow Lady of the Lake trim for $20 extra, simply add a comment to your order.
Is there somewhere I can view all the different colors of the available lacings?
There are no photos of all our lacings, but you can view some of them on the site:
Hi, could you please post a picture of the combinations yellow dress with blue trim and violet dress with blue trim? I have a hard time visualizing it and am wondering if this would work at all? Are these fabrics light or dark tones of yellow/violet? Also, what do you think of white or silver lacing with that? Thank you very much! :) I love your clothes!
Here are the swatches of yellow and violet flax with blue trim. We recommend gold lacing for the yellow dress, and black or silver lacing - for the violet dress.
Hi! What color of trim and back lacing do you recommend for the dark blue dress?
Midnight (dark blue) flax dress will look great with blue trim and black or silver synthetic lacing. More contrast combination with red braid and dark red lacing looks very impressive. Welcome!
Hello! Wondering if you guys could pre-wash the linen before putting the dress together so it does not shrink. Or is there a way to wash this without it shrinking all that much? Say hand-washing? Thanks, Rina
We use only not pre-shrunk linen, sorry. Hand-washing is allowed but not required, the dress is machine washable. Shrinkage can be avoided by following our simple care guidelines. Also we always add allowance for shrinkage of linen.
It is hard to picture what this dress would look like in a different color- I was thinking about ordering it in brown flax with brown trim and dark red lacing. Does that seem like a good color combination? Or possibly green flax with brown trim and dark red lacing. Also, someone else asked if the neckline could made wider-how much wider could it be made? Thank you!
Both versions will look amazing, green dress with red lacing and brown trim will be slightly brighter. The neckline can be made slightly wider, for about an inch or so (~2.5 cm).
I was wondering if sunshine jane dress could be ordered w/o the lacing hoops on the sleeves
Can be made without lacing, then the sleeves will be not so tight-fit, something like sleeves of “Knyazhna Helga” chemise.
Hi, I'm interested in purchasing 'Sunshine Janet' Clasical Medieval dress with lacing. But I would need the dress for an event at the end of November and I live in Australia. Would it be possible to have it shipped out in time? Judging by the size chart I'd be a size 2 or 0 which seems odd? In Australia I'm a size 8 or 6. Is this correct? Thanks, Katelynd
We have to use express delivery for guaranteed arrival in time.
Please specify your full height, chest and waist circumference, so we could assist you in choosing the right size.
Do the in-stock dresses come with the blue trim?
Yes, fixed size dresses are natural color with blue trim.
Hello, I was wondering if this dress could be made with a different color of lacing. Thank you.
Yes, to date we have some options to choose from, please specify preferable color in a comment to your order:
Hi! Is it possible to order this dress with trimming on the neck area? And is it possible to make this area wider aswell? I was thinking about ordering this dress with the "mistress" corset, do you think they will go well together? Thank you for making such lovely dresses!
Wider neckline - doable, to add trim on the neckline - $10 extra, simply add a comment to your order.
This tunic works good with the “Mistress of the Hills” corset, you're welcome!
DOES THIS DRESS COME IN A FIXED SIZE 12, AND WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE ? I REALLY WOULD HOPE FOR A BROWN OR A GREY . YOU KNOW , OLD MEDIEVAL COLORS . I AM JUST CRAZY ABOUT THIS DRESS AND I WANT TO ORDER IT . I CANT GET MY MEASUREMENTS RIGHT, BUT I WEAR CLOSE TO A SIZE 12 .
Fixed size dresses come in natural color. Available sizes are shown at the top of description ("in stock" tab).
Can be made to order in brown color (custom size). We don't have any gray linen, sorry.
I am considering ordering the natural flax that is shown; however, my concern is cleaning/staining. The festival near us can get dusty. How easy is this fabric to clean? How visible would dust be on it? Thanks!
Being at the festival you can clean off dust using a brush, then rinse the clothes in clean water and set it out to dry in shade. Also here are our standard care instructions.
HI, I am very, very interested in purchasing your "Sunshine Janet" dress, and I have a couple of questions: Is the dress fitted through the torso - unfortunately I'm carrying some extra weight at the moment and prefer to be comfortable, not constrained. IS the green flax a light or dark green? I'm assuming that you do ship to Australia? Thanks very much Rhi
The tunic is not tight, plus back lacing allows to make size adjustments easily.
Green linen is shown in "Forest Princess" and "Autumn Princess" dresses - it's emerald green.
We ship to Australia, we do ship worldwide - you're welcome!
such a beautiful dress! Is it possible to have this dress without the trim? and how much will that cost?
Thank you! This dress w/o trim will cost $10 less. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll send you an invoice.
are the sleeves on the flax linen sunshine dress detachable?
The sleeves are nondetachable.
Hi. I am thinking to buy this dress (sunshine janet). I have two questions: Is the linen washed? I am a bit worried that it will shrink if I wash it. The color on the picture is that the natural flax color, or is it white? Kind regards, Beate S. Rudaitiene.
Linen is not pre-washed. Model wears "natural" color tunic.
Hello! Love this dress. Just wondering if the colour pictured is Natural? Or White? I can't really tell on my monitor! Thanks :)
Model wears natural color dress with blue trim.