“Water Flowers” Dress with Long Sleeves
Cotton dress with pleated bodice
These quiet moments you have with her in the filtered light bring more warmth than any summer. In the stillness of the afternoon, ripples float from under the boat and gently lap against the mossy riverbank, the water dancing in the mottled sunlight. You would give anything to pause time, to grab these fleeting moments and hold them close, to spend an eternity in the protective shade of the willows. Time slips by too easily with her.
Inspired by Elvish imagery and mythology as well as traditional medieval clothing and Art Nouveau, our “Water Flowers” collection is feminine and airy, with flattering silhouettes and wide, beautifully draped skirts. Wearing anything from this collection will make you want to go for a wistful stroll along a mossy riverbank, float in a boat among the waterlilies or bask in the comforting shade of your favorite tree. We wanted to evoke a sense of easy and relaxed romance, the kind of feeling you have when spending time with the one you love.
This dress walks the perfect line of history and fantasy, using all of the best parts of medieval clothing and combining them with a sense of wonder. This dress looks as if it has stepped out of an Arthurian legend and is fit for a queen, priestess, mage, noble-lady, or goddess. An ornately pleated bodice is finished with a wide scooped neckline, leading to sleeves that are fitted at the shoulder but long and flowing at the bottom. Side lacing at the bodice allows you to get the perfect fit across your torso, and the skirt flows to the ground with added multiple gores for volume.
We decided to use a new material for this dress - a high-quality cotton poplin that is wonderfully soft and has great movement to it. Thinner than our usual structured cotton, it allows for a more gentle dress with a nice texture. The trim on this dress is ArmStreet exclusive, meaning we have designed it ourselves and you won’t be able to find it anywhere else! It is inspired by the kind of flowers and shapes you’d find in a water garden, along with motifs common in Art Nouveau.
If you’re a fan of fine details, you’re going to find this dress overwhelming! You will find trim at the neckline, the upper arm, the end of the huge sleeves as well as the bottom of the dress, all expertly attached to sit perfectly. All along with the pleats at the front are tiny little beads accenting the shape. All seams are overlocked and well finished, and lacing rings securely attached.
Please note: this listing is for the dress only and doesn't include a lovely fabric belt made from the same trim as the rest of the dress. However the belt and all the accessories you can spy at the photos are available in our store.
This dress is exceedingly glorious - the wide skirt and long sleeves will make you want to spin and dance to show off its beauty! If you have any questions, please contact us.
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- Cotton poplin;
- Lacing rings;
- Synthetic lacing;
- Hand beaded front bodice;
- Side lacing;
- Wide skirt;
- Long sleeves;
- Pleated front;
- Wide scoop neckline.
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Nicole 19 of May 2023:
I ordered the belt and flowers for my wedding. It was stunning and so fitting for the theme. Thank you for all the trouble. It went through a lot as I was in NZ, and the package wouldn't get here in time before we left for our wedding in Namibia. So it was organized to send it to my friend Severiano in Denmark that he could bring it down. Armstreet was wonderful and quick in communications. Thank you. The dress was perfect as was the size!!!
Alyssa 23 of October 2021:
I bought this product after an initial visit to Orkney just because I wanted something with dramatic sleeves the next time I went. And lo! the sleeves were dramatic. The quality of the dress is gorgeous--you can feel how well-made it is. The only thing I changed was to replace the gold side ribbons with something a little nicer, as that was the only component that seemed like something you'd find in a Halloween store. But it was easily done and I didn't mind. Having a blast with this dress!
Liza 23 of October 2021:
I loved this dress for my wedding! Its beautiful, graceful and I felt like a princess the whole night. The white fabric was semi see through so be prepared to wear a cover underneath. Otherwise, the craftsmanship was impeccable, if you are an elven bride at heart, do not hesitate to get this dress!!
I HATE 23 of August 2021:
Oh my goodness what can I say, but this gown is STUNNING in person! It fits perfectly and flows BEAUTIFULLY. I’ve always wanted an Armstreet costume, and now I have one that is BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS!! I can’t wait to wear it in the spring, for our local Renaissance festival!! Thank you so much, to the extremely talented folks who crafted this stunning creation!
Siv Oda 10 of August 2021:
I absolutely love my green Water Flowers dress! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, and it is so beautifully made! I’m a singer, and I’ve been on tour with a Celtic concert, and my dress is with me on every stage! Since the photo was taken, I’ve also bought the green belt, and I’m looking forward to use it with my dress on my next concerts! It is also incredibly beautifully made! Thank you!
Hanne Gulbrandsen Hagby 22 of October 2020:
Got my dress today and it is stunning! Perfect fit! I love it!
Dawn 29 of August 2020:
I wear my lovely Armstreet dresses as normal everyday clothing. And why not? Each item is beautifully made and comfortable to be in. I've discovered the same can be said of the well made medieval shoes. I'm ordering an embossed pair to go with this new Water Flowers dress. Everything I wear from Armstreet gets compliments, and no wonder. The work is so well done. Every detail. Every cut and stitch. This new collecrion is stunning. I'll be adding to it. No doubt. Well done.
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I know it isn't one of the custom options, but would it be possible to get this in a bright red?
Yes, we can make it in bright red linen with Red Lady Rowena trim and silver beading. Anoher oprion is Lady Hanter trim and gold beading. You can see our trims here: https://armstreet.com/trims.html