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Renaissance Memories Layered Dress

Renaissance dress with faux chemise


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 "Renaissance memories" dress

 Renaissance dress with faux chemise

She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. At first, I only caught glimpses of her in the early mornings, her hair dancing in the breeze and her breath leaving clouds in the cold air behind her. Somehow, over the years, those tiny glimpses have formed together to create a beautiful memory, like a painting in my mind.

Our Renaissance Memories collection is delicate and beautiful, inspired by history and perfected by modern design sensibility. We have worked hard to produce a gorgeous line of dresses and accessories that inspired people to create interesting characters and feel beautiful.

This dress was inspired by the fashion of northern Europe in the late medieval period and Renaissance. Our design team explored historical clothing and chose all of the aspects that they found the most beautiful when it came to creating the pattern for this garment. We made this dress to solve a problem that our customers always seem to face: layers. This is just a singular dress but gives the look of wearing a chemise, which gives the whole dress a beautiful layered look.

You will notice the renaissance influence in the square neckline. With the main part of the dress plunging down from the fitted shoulders, the chemise aspect of the dress sits straight across the chest in a series of pleats. Lines of velvet imitate the look of horizontal lacing, which was very common to find in the time period. We decided that actual horizontal lacing would make the garment too complicated to wear, and wanted it to be easy to wear. Instead of front lacing, we have added lacing to the side of the dress. Though this isn’t strictly historical, it is very convenient and allows you to fit the dress better to the shape of your body.

The front of the dress includes what appears to be a chemise underneath, which is actually just a panel of fine linen. A cotton insert behind the linen adds a bit more structure and prevents bulges from forming behind the velvet “lacing”. The second place you’ll find the “chemise” aspect of the dress is on the sleeves. The short sleeves of the dress are slim and fitted to your shoulders. From there, the “chemise” look part of the dress billows out in a loose, dreamy sleeve that gives the whole dress a delicate look. The cuffs on this dress (which match the main color of the dress) are removable, so you can choose to wear it without. They in a contrasting color and are adorned with trim and a series of buttons.

This Renaissance dress is constructed from quality materials and finished with expertise to make sure it stands the test of time. The cotton is thick and structured but still drapes beautifully, making it the ideal main fabric for this dress. The linen “chemise” aspects are the fine linen we usually use for undergarments, meaning it is soft and has a lovely texture. The velvet lacing is strong and rigid and does not stretch as much as some velvets.

The trim on this dress is ArmStreet exclusive, meaning our team of talented artists designed it. Inspired by images of leaves and pomegranates, it heavily features images of foliage and fruit similar to those found in medieval manuscripts. This gorgeous trim adorns many of the edges of the dress, including the sleeves near the bicep, the cuffs, the plunging part of the cotton neckline, and near the bottom of the dress where a contrasting color is connected. All of the trim is accompanied by velvet ribbon, which gives the whole dress a little bit of extra texture and color.

Please make sure that you note that this item is ONE dress – it simply appears to be two dresses layered!

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  • Cotton;
  • Fine linen;
  • Velvet lacing;
  • Velvet ribbon;
  • Trim.


  • Layered appearance;
  • Renaissance silhouette. 
  • Adorned with trim;
  • Removable wrist cuff style sleeves;
  • Velvet accents;
  • Renaissance silhouette;
  • Quality finishing techniques;
  • Luxurious fabrics;
  • Flattering fit with adjustable side lacing;
  • Full, voluminous skirt.

This item is part of the “Renaissance Memories” collection

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  • Haylia 03 of March 2023:

    How suitable would this dress be in warmer weather?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, it is a Summer dress, but it is not as light as thin linen chemise. 

  • McKenna 14 of July 2020:

    Hello, is it possible to get this dress without the chemise attached?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, we can make it without sleeves, but the front pannel cannot be removed, unfortunately. If it works for you, please select custom size option for the dress and leave this request in the comment section to your order. 

  • Shelby 18 of May 2020:

    Is the trim here the same as the trim on the greensleeves dress? If not, is it possible to get that trim on this one? I am thinking about getting this dress in the red and green that would look similar to the greensleeves dress.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, it is a different trim but we can make it with Green Sleeves trim upon request. For this, please select custom size option for the dress and leave this request in the comment section to your order. 

  • Emily 17 of November 2019:

    Hello, I have a question about the care of this dress. Normally for washing you would need to separate light and dark colors, but because the dress is all one piece (with both light and dark fabrics) is it dry clean only?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Yes, it is better to give it to the dry cleanners. You may also wash it with hands in cool water. 

  • Ana Marleen 19 of September 2019:

    Do you ship to USA??

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Ana, yes we ship to the USA. 

  • Stephanie 12 of August 2019:

    Is it at all possible to get this dress done in linen instead of cotton? I would love the kind of color options like Red Elise and slightly easier care.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Stephanie, unfortunately, this dress cannot be made in linen, sorry. 

  • Berta 11 of June 2019:

    Hi. Would it be possible changing this trim for "Mistress of the Hills" trim?? Thank you!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Berta, unfortunately, it is not possible, because Mistress of the Hills trim does not have a matching narrow trim. 

  • Vanisa 11 of May 2019:

    Hi there! This dress has such a beautiful design. I wondered if velvet ribbon could be added to the trim on the skirt?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Vanisa, velvet ribbon cannot be added, unfortunately. However, we have this dress with velvet accents here

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  • Anne Z 27 of November 2023:

    I can not recommend this shop enough. The customer service and communication is timely and exact. As someone who makes their own costumes as well, the dress itself fits like a dream, it's a beautiful design, and the materials are of lasting quality. I will definitely continue to order pieces from ArmStreet in the future.

  • Carmen 08 of September 2023:

    The dress has just arrived - and I'm absolutely thrilled! It's beautiful, the details are just gorgeous, the fabric quality is just as I hoped and it fits like a glove! It also arrived much quicker than I expected and is very comfortable to wear! Definitely a 10 out of 10, can only recommend the dress and the store! :)

  • emyrobi 16 of December 2022:

    The dress is wonderful! I was so happy when i tried it on because it fits like a charm. I don't have to say a word because you guys delivered it even with a time like this... Take care of yourselves and you are amazing!

  • Shanece Kornegay 11 of August 2021:

    I am very late to review this but I wanted to wait until I finally wore it at my event to get a good picture. And let me just say THIS DRESS IS AMAZING!!!! I have always, always, ALWAYS dreamed of wearing a dress from Armsteet and I am so glad I am finally able to fulfill that dream! Let me tell you guys.. this dress is beautiful. I received SO many compliments and I was finally able to achieve my dreams of dressing like a fair maiden! I remember when it first arrived, I put it on and literally cried because of how beautiful I felt and looked in it. Even now I am tearing up.. ; w ; but let me wrap this up.. All in all, this dress is great! The detail and craftsmanship is amazing and it felt amazing even in hot weather. Also, the staff is amazing! I was torn between the green/red and the darkblue/red. I ordered the green but immediately regretted it and emailed them if it was possible to switch colors and they so graciously allowed the switch! I love you so much Armsteet! Thank you for all your beautiful work! I will for sure be purchasing again from you all soon! ♡♡♡

  • Shelby Rosmyth 29 of January 2021:

    This dress is gorgeous! I love how full the skirt is, it is so much fun to spin around in it. The quality is amazing, its a nice and heavy dress. I got it with the trim from the greensleeves dress and it looks great. I can't wait to wear it to a renaissance festival once rona allows!

  • Faye 10 of November 2020:

    I just got my dress today! It is AMAZING! The best quality and craftsmanship. I literally walked around my apartment wearing it, since The Rona took my chance to go to The Renaissance Festival this year. Make sure you give the right measurements, because it fits sooo well. Perfection. Next is to buy full body armor and some viking gear! Definitely worth the price.

  • Inge 16 of October 2020:

    Today I received my beautiful dress. I had to wait a long time because of corna but it was more than worth the wait! the quality is sublime and the details top notch. Extra : the sleeves are quite long, which gives a nice effect for the puff So make sure you provide the correct sizes and do not gamble wider! This will certainly not be my last order!

  • Christin Preißler 05 of September 2020:

    The dress is an absolute dream, I love it so much and look forward to every chance to wear it.

  • Michelle 27 of August 2020:

    First ArmStreet purchase and birthday splurge for myself! Dream princess dress. Ordered custom size and colors (green dress, blue cuffs, blue trim). Amazing workmanship, this dress will last. Love the velvet trim. Comfortable to wear. The fabric drapes beautifully. Long, large, and HEAVY skirt - almost too long (or I entered my height wrong). I need to hold it up when I walk, or tuck it into a belt - but very fun to twirl or practice curtsies. Trails on stairs. You might need some help getting in and out of it at first, and tying the sides. Overall, VERY happy with purchase. Ideal for exploring medieval castles and gardens. Thank you for helping me feel royal!

  • Laetitia 01 of December 2019:

    Thank you very much! I don't regret my purchase. The dress is beautiful, full of details, the fabrics are quality and the size is perfect! The dress is very elegant and comfortable to wear. Thanks again

  • Sophie 03 of October 2019:

    bought this dress for a performance. It arrived promptly and fits beautifully. Thank you.

  • Véronique 30 of September 2019:

    Perfect, we are completely satisfied. I received my dress and my daughter received the same one in the other color. It was for my wedding on August 31st. I wore mine the day after my wedding and my daughter wore hers on the day of my wedding, she was a bridesmaid, she looked beautiful and got lots of compliments. My other daughter, who was my second bridesmaid, also ordered an armstreet dress, princess exile, she was beautiful too. We'd love to send you a photo. Everything is perfect, the fabric, the cut, the seams, the details....etc. We are 100°/° satisfied with armstreet's clothing.

  • rikuka 30 of August 2019:

    I have purchased many times. This store is reliable in terms of quality and sewing. I am a Japanese musician. I play medieval and fantasy music. This dress also gave a great atmosphere at the concert. Made-to-order dresses have a very small margin. You may declare the size with a little extra margin.

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