“Water Flowers” medieval dress with puffed sleeves
Cotton dress with faux pearls, pleats and beading
Time passes easily here. Ripples float from the boat to the shore, lapping against the overgrown moss of the riverbank like a metronome. The sun is gentle, blocked mostly by the weeping limbs of the trees stretching protectively over the water. As seconds slip away, you would give anything you have to spend an eternity here with her airy smile. Days with her are fleeting yet timeless, and moments in the filtered light of the willows are warmer than any summer.
Our “Water Flowers” collection is inspired by medieval clothing, elvish imagery, mythology, as well as Art Nouveau. The spirit of the collection evokes a sense of relaxed romance and reminds us of afternoons spent in the shade of our favorite tree, swimming in the local lake, or going for a stroll along a mossy riverbank. The designs are feminine, fitted and airy, and are made to emphasize the beauty of the wearer with soft colors, flattering silhouettes, draping skirts, adjustable lacing, and of course gorgeous details.
This particular dress takes inspiration from medieval elements, but overall is fantasy in design. As with most of our bestselling garments, we have taken our favorite parts of history and fused them with current design to create something that looks medieval but flatters the modern figure. A wide scooped neckline gives way to an ornate pleated bodice, complete with lacing at the sides to make sure you can get the best fit possible. The sleeves start with a high puff and are finished fitted below that, with lacing for adjustment. The skirt of the dress is voluminous and drapes to the floor, and the whole look is completed with a beautiful matching line of accessories.
Instead of heavy structured cotton, we chose to make this dress from thinner cotton poplin, which as a nice drape to it and falls beautifully. The cotton is opaque but light and has a wonderful soft texture to it which looks excellent in the colors available. This cotton is accented with a bold trim made by our talented designers after lots of research into the shapes and forms of water flowers and art nouveau motifs. You’ll find this trim at the neckline, around the lacing at the sleeves and the hem.
This dress is just bursting with little details that will amaze you. All along the perfectly gathered neckline, you’ll find hand-stitched faux pearls. Going down the pleats both at the front of the bodice and at the puffed sleeves are tiny little beads. It has been expertly finished with strong stitching, nice seams, and lots of other techniques that have taken a lifetime to master. This dress is gorgeous inside out and we know that you'll love it!
Please note: the belt is not included as well as other items at the photos but they are available in our store. The listing is for the dress only.
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- Cotton poplin;
- Faux pearls;
- Lacing rings;
- Synthetic lacing.
- Wide scooped neckline;
- Custom ArmStreet trim;
- Hand sewn beads and pearls;
- Adjustable side lacing;
- Puff at the top of the sleeves;
- Laced fitted sleeves;
- Floor-length skirt;
- Pleated bodice.
This item is part of the “Water Flowers” collectionView collection
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