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Medieval Linen Dress “Archeress”

Medieval Linen Dress “Archeress”
In stock
Custom size

Shipping & Manufacturing

Standard shipping:$26.00
Standard shipping time:16-21 Days
Express shipping:$41.00
Express shipping time:5-8 Days

Dress color/Trim:

Midnight flax linen
Blue Archeress trim
Red burgundy flax linen
Brown Archeress trim
Wine red flax linen
Red Archeress trim

Sizes available

Size chart

“Archeress” Linen Dress

Natural linen dress with short sleeves

Slim fit bodice of the tunic emphasizes breast and waist while wide skirt with 4 additional gussets drapes with soft pleats. All this combines into well-known medieval silhouette of the XIII-XIV centuries.

The skirt is hemmed with the trim as well as sleeves and neckline. Also the trim is used to decorate the lacing fastening at the fore part of a gown.

Colour of the trim can be selected according to the desired colour of the dress.


  • 100% natural flax linen
  • Trim

Dress features:

  • Wide skirt with 4 additional gores
  • Hidden lacing in front
  • Short sleeves
  • Narrow trim (3 colors available)

Chemise is not included but available separately in our store.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

Important note: This dress cannot be made in custom size for the chest circumference bigger than 49 inches (124 cm).


Katherine Anne Rickert:

I saw in the comment section that some people were ordering this dress in green? Is this dress still available to order in green linen? If so is there an image of the color of the green linen? If not could I possibly see clearer image of the three color options available online right now?

ArmStreet team:

The dress is available in green in custom size. Just switch to a "Custom size" tab and choose the desired colour.


Does it work to wear the dress without the chemise? I love it but my funds are limited!

ArmStreet team:

Well, yes it can be worn without chemise, but please note that the dress itself has short sleeves. Also, it has front lacing, so we`d recommend wearing something like T-shirt underneath anyway.

Sarah Cooper:

I was wondering what the measurement of the biceps was on the in stock dress.

ArmStreet team:

Here are the biceps measurements for all the sizes:
Size 0 - 30 cm
Size 2 - 31 cm
Size 4 - 33 cm
Size 6 - 35 cm
Size 8 - 37 cm
Size 10 - 40 cm
Size 12 - 43 cm


Sorry if this was already asked but can I order the dress in green with the silver celtic trim? If so, would I just select a default trim and ask for the silver celtic trim in the comments section when I order the dress? Thank you so much!

ArmStreet team:

The dress can be made with narrow Silver Celtic trim for no extra, just mention it in the comments to your order.

Cudamhsa Wandertree:

I was interested in getting this in purple & was wondering if there were other trim choices? If so what are they?

ArmStreet team:

The dress in Violet would look best with our Ethnic lilac trim. Also, Red or Blue Rowena trim may look great, you can check the swatches here. Change of the trim will cost $15.00 extra.

Melissa Velasquez:

Can this come in the same black and silver trim as the Eastern Knight turn and jacket?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the dress can be made in black with silver Forest trim.
Please just mention it in the comments to your order.


Can this be made with the same trim as the Eastern Europe Medieval Tunic Overcoat Costume?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the dress can be made with silver Forest trim, just mention it in the comments to your order.


I purchased the archeress dress and wanted to know what the wash/care instructions were. Thank you

ArmStreet team:

Linen clothes is machine washable, you can use machine wash in the delicate mode at a temperature no higher than 30 degrees (30°С=85°F). Presoaking is not recommended. To prevent color fading, use detergent for colored laundry. Do not use bleach. Do not use hot tumble drying. To avoid shrinkage use the shortest spin cycle and dry items flat, away from sunlight. Clothes made of linen is easier to iron when fabric is slightly damp. Linen requires the iron to be on the medium to high heat setting. Turn the garment inside out to protect it from the heat of the iron.


hello armstreet i thought you would like to know i wore my archeress dresses at a convention on Saturday and met merry/ Dominic Monaghan from lord of the rings in a photo shoot and he saw and liked them and said great outfit. other people at the convention also liked it truly is perfect fit and very fabulous on me. well done armstreet your elvish work got appreciated by a fellow elf/hobbit, brilliant!

ArmStreet team:

Wow! That is amazing to hear, really! Thank you for letting us know about this story, maybe next time it will be Legolas or Elrond who likes our clothes, cool ;)

Enjoy wearing the dress and thank you for your feedback!


ciao e'possibile per favore avere l'abito dell'arcere donna su ordinazione nella tg 44 ? grazie alessandra

ArmStreet team:

Our sizes are different from European, UK and US size systems. To determine the right size, please check our size chart. The dress can be made in custom size, for that please switch to the "Custom size" tab and enter the needed measurements.

Anna De Michele:

Dear all, I would be interested in buying the Archeress dress in nature flax or midnight blue flax with the blue trim. Is that possible? Is the nature flax the same color as the "Wanderer Dress" that I have already bought? Do you have an example what the Archeress dress would look like in blue? Many thanks for your feedback Best regards Anna

ArmStreet team:

It's available in natural and in midnight blue flax with the blue trim in custom size. Concerning the natural flax, it is different from the Wanderer dress, you can see how it actually looks here. Hope our answer helped you. :)

Rowena Whaling:

Hi. Is is possible to have this made in a long sleeve? And what would it cost? I already have 2 of it in the regular short sleeve style. It would make me VERY happy! Thanks, Rowena

ArmStreet team:

The only way to get it with the long sleeves is to add a pair of long fitted detachable sleeves, same as on “The Alchemist's Daughter” dress, for $35 extra. Please be sure to provide your elbow, forearm and wrist circumferences and mention preferable color for the sleeves in a comment to your order.


Is the Archeress dress shown in the photos Wine Red or Burgundy? Thank you!

ArmStreet team:

Model wears Red burgundy dress with Red trim. Fixed size Red burgundy dresses come with Brown trim.


Hi, How much is shipping to Australia please for a dress? Thanks Jenny

ArmStreet team:

It's $26.00 for both in-stock or custom size dress (made to order).


Is it possible to order the dress without the trim being sewn on? Which material is the trim made of?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, it's possible, please mention that you need it without the trim in a comment to your order.
All our trims are synthetic.


Hello. How wide is the arm by the biceps in size 0?

ArmStreet team:

The circumference of the sleeve in size 0 is about 30 cm or 11 4/5 inches.


Can this dress be made in black?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, it can be made in black in custom size (made to order).


What are the color options for this dress? If I wanted this style with different trim, is that an option? For example, just a simple solid trim? Thank you!!

ArmStreet team:

Solid fabric trimming is possible if you order the dress in custom size, such modification will cost $15 extra.

Deborah Cutler:

I would like to know if this is the very best style of dress for freedom of movement for archery. Thanks.

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the dress with short sleeves suits well for the archery practice.
We always add some give for freedom of movement, so our dresses are not skin tight and comfortable to move.


Hi. If I order a blue dress "in stock". Wath colore is the trim? It is not presented.

ArmStreet team:

Midnight dress comes with the matching Blue trim, Wine red - with Red trim, Red burgundy dress - with Brown trim.


Hi. How wide is the arm by the biceps in size 10 and 12?

ArmStreet team:

The width of the sleeve is about 40 cm (15.7 in) in size 10 and 43 cm (17 in) in size 12.


here in the valley of rivendell is a very happy elvish costumer. that's me my beautiful dress and and chemise both came today unbelievably perfect quality and beauty i still cant believe how great i look in them the chemise by its self very beautiful i was a little worried about the sleeves being too long on the chemise and they're not im very happy with my archeress dresses so elvish perfect fit very comfortable colours are beautiful and i hope to shop here again thank you armstreet xemags

ArmStreet team:

Thank you, Mags! We're happy that you liked the dress, thanks for your kind words!


Hi, I'm planning on ordering the "archeress" dress (for a wedding) in green, but are unsure of which trim! I wonder if it is possible to get the "silver celtic" trim? (And the extra cost?) But since I haven't seen the colors together in real life, I was hoping that you could tell me if it's a good choice? I was planning on wearing the "Archeress belt" with stainless steel as well. Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

Usually we recommend this dress in Green with Brown or Blue Archeress trim; if you're looking for the silver trim - we can use silver Celtic trim or silver Forest Princess trim. Both of them can be applied for $10 extra.


I am thinking about ordering this dress in red wine or burgundy, but having a little trouble choosing. I read a previous comment which says the dress on the model is burgundy, but that colour does not really match the colour swatch. Could you say which image is more true to colour - the model's dress or the colour swatch? Thank you for all your help.

ArmStreet team:

The dress in the pictures and the swatch of Red burgundy linen are the same, but color shade can slightly differ because of screen color rendition distortion.
Wine red linen is brighter, while Red burgundy linen has cooler and more muted shade.


I can understand from the comments, that only narrow trim is possible for this dress. So I am wondering if there is anywhere where I can see your collection of narrow trims?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, you can check all the available trims here. Some of them cost a little extra, so please let us know which one you might be interested in.


Really love this dress and the Autumn Princess.. I would like to know if you can make this one Archeress I the same green and Autumn Princess? We hope to purchase and few items and this is our choice for our upcoming wedding Thank you in advance Francesca

ArmStreet team:

The "Autumn Princess" trim is too wide for this dress, sorry. We can put it along the neckline, sleeves and along the bottom of the dress, but it's too wide for the front slit on the bodice.


Hi! the dress in Midnight flax (in stock) come with Blue Archeress trim? Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

Yes, Midnight dress (in stock) come with Blue Archeress trim.

Sharyn Byer:

I want to order the custom Acheress Dress in Burgundy. I would like to add the detachable sleeves, but don't see how to add that to my order. Is the fabric for the detachable sleeves the same as the dress? How do I order them? Thanks, Sharyn

ArmStreet team:

Can be made with detachable sleeves for $35 extra, same color flax or any other color from available. Simply mention this upgrade and provide your elbow, forearm and wrist circumferences in a comment to your order, we'll invoice you the extra charge.

Alexandra Baldwin:

Hello, Armstreet! I would like to order the 'Archeress' dress in a size 6, with the trim from 'Greensleeves,' and detachable sleeves (also in green) like "The Alchemist's Daughter.' It seems from the comments I have read that it would be an additional $60 for the sleeves and change in trim... is that correct? Can I order the dress in a 6 (I have one in 6 already and it's perfect.) What other measurements would you need, and how should I pay for it? Should I just order it and you invoice me the extra? Many thanks, Alix

ArmStreet team:

This dress can be made with narrow Green Sleeves trim for $25 extra, and with long fitted detachable sleeves, $35 extra. Can be made in standard size 6, but please note that the dress with the above mentioned upgrades can be made to order only.

Switch to the "Custom size" tab in the description of the item, click "Add to cart", then "Go to cart". Please tick the preferred color of the dress, leave the note with your request about the upgrades and click "Checkout". We'll invoice you for the extra charges.


another one of my favourite dresses or should i say another 2 of my favourite dresses very elvish and narnian at the same time i must order when the time is correct for me i like it in green.

ArmStreet team:

Thanks for your kind words! This dress look gorgeous in green, you're welcome!


If I am ordering the dress and the chemise but not the bodice... are there still the separate shipping charges?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, these are two separate listings, but you'll have combined shipping price - delivery of each subsequent item in your cart costs less.


How do you tie up the sleeves as in the picture?

ArmStreet team:

The sleeves of the chemise can be adjusted to any length up to biceps with the help of drawstring casing.

Allison Sheedy:

I just received the beautiful Archeress dress. What is the recommended fabric care? Can I wash it or must it be dry cleaned?

ArmStreet team:

The dress is machine washable, use 40°C (104°F) water for wash in gentle mode. Use color safe laundry detergent. Extraction (spinning) in delicate mode to simplify the ironing. Please don't use hot drying and do not pre-soak. To avoid shrinkage use the shortest spin cycle and dry the dress flat, away from sunlight. Clothes made of linen is easier to iron when fabric is slightly damp.

Sasha DeCania:

Hello! I am ready to order the linen "Archeress" dress. I already have the chemise. I have a few questions. 1) For the bust measurement, I am assuming it is without a bra on...want to be sure. 2) Is there another dress on your site in the red flax linen and the violet, so I can decide which. 3) Can I substitute a different trim? Thank you :)

ArmStreet team:

1) Please take measurements over your usual underwear, which you're going to wear with the dress.

2) Wine red dresses are the kirtle and the Alchemist's Daughter; there are no violet dresses on the site, sorry.

3) Yes, we can use different trims for some extra (exact price depends on the trim), simply email us which trims do you like. Please note, this dress can me made with narrow trim only.


Hi, I am aware that it is possible to order this dress with detachable sleeves as for the Alchemists daughter, but I was just wondering whether these detachable sleeves could be made without the cut-outs? I.e. a full/whole detachable sleeve?

ArmStreet team:

Detachable sleeves - doable, $35 extra. We'll need your elbow, forearm and wrist circumferences. However, even with those measurements, it's a risky thing to produce whole sleeves remotely without any fastening - we can do this but no claims on this matter would be accepted, sorry. Thanks for understanding.


Hello! I noticed in a previous comment that you can do detachable sleeves. Is it possible to order the dress with the sleeves so the tunic would not be necessary? Faire comes during the warm season and I'm afraid that two layers would be too much. Thank you!

ArmStreet team:

This dress can be made with long fitted detachable sleeves on request, same as on “The Alchemist's Daughter” dress, for $35 extra. Please be sure to provide your elbow, forearm and wrist circumferences in a comment to your order.


Will you be bringing any stock of this dress to Pennsic?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, we're going to bring some "Archeress" dresses with us to Pennsic. Welcome to our tent!

Rowena Whaling:

Can the Archeress dress be made with long sleeves? I am thinking of ordering it in green wool, with an extra long back hem. Please let me know if you can do this & how much it would cost. Thanks, Rowena

ArmStreet team:

Sorry, this dress cannot be made from wool.


If we order the archress dress from stock, will it have trim?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, dresses from stock come with the Archeress trim.

Emma Ponten:

Hello. I have previously bought the underdress in linen to the Achress dress. I was planning to make the dress proper myself since it must be in grey. However I am pressed for time. Can you make it in grey linen (I know it is not on you list)? Or could it be made with your grey woolen fabric - or is it too thick? I really love your clothes and I am sorry for the inconvenience. Regards, Emma

ArmStreet team:

Unfortunately we don't have any grey linen, sorry. This dress cannot be made of wool, as you said, it's too thick for the dress.


Is possible this dress in cotton? thanks

ArmStreet team:

This dress cannot be made of cotton, sorry.


hello again can you please show me more big samples like befor but of the red burgundy flax, orange flax, midnight blue flax and yellow flax so i get an idea of this dress in these colours please thank you sarah

ArmStreet team:

You're welcome!

red burgundyorange linenmidnightyellow


I ordered this in burgundy with the matching chemise, and it's beautiful! The burgundy is a deeper, richer red than pictured, and looks stunning with the trim. The skirt is nice and full, and the dress easily laces up at the front. All-in-all, a stunning and comfortable outfit that's great quality.

ArmStreet team:

Thank you very much for the detailed review, Amy! Always welcome back to ArmStreet!


Could the trim for the "autumn princess" dress be used on this design (archeress)? Or the trim used on the "green sleeves" dress?

ArmStreet team:

Can be made with narrow "Green Sleeves" trim for $25 extra. "Autumn Princess" trim is too wide for this design, sorry.


Could this dress be made in violet flax using the special option purple-peachy trim from the "Lady of the Lake" dress?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, can be made in violet with narrow purple-peachy "Lady of the Lake" trim for $15 extra, or we can put wide trim along the hem (sleeves and neckline can be made with narrow trim only) - for $35 extra.


hello im thinking of ordering the dress and chemise but concerned about the length im not a tall person i think just 60inches can they be made so they're not dragging on the floor like just to my ankles as i like to were them as normal casual wear with a difference and also to events how dark is the brown the violet and red i mean is it red or dark red are they dry clean only?

ArmStreet team:

You can specify the desired length of the dress in the comments to your order.
It's machine washable, use 40°C (104°F) water for wash in gentle mode. Please check our Clothing care guide for more details.
Bigger samples of brown, violet and wine red flax linen are given below.

brown linen Violet linen Wine red linen


I love this dress, but would be wearing it in the fall. What cloak would you recommend that would match? Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

Since this dress has short sleeves, we recommend to combine it with a coat. Also pay attention to the cloaks with ethnic flair, such as “Lost Princess” Cloak


Hello! I am considering this gown and chemise set for my wedding attire, and I had a question for you: is it possible to use the Celtic Green/Gold trim on the gown instead of the options shown?

ArmStreet team:

This is possible, narrow (1" width) Celtic Green/Gold trim - no extra; narrow trim on the sleeves and bodice + wide trim (2" width) on the hem - $10 extra.


Can this dressed be custom ordered in the brown flax but with the original (designed by Armstreet) Viking style trim as used in the Flax linen Viking Tunic "Eric the Scout" I would like to have similar matching outfits.

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the dress can be made with narrow Vikings trim. No extra, simply add a comment to your order.


Any idea when the green linen option might be available again on this dress?

ArmStreet team:

Green flax should be available again within two weeks.


Hi I was wondering if this (linen dress "ARCHERESS") is such that it can allow a woman to ride a horse with her legs on both sides of the saddle like a cowboy? Thank you, Sid

ArmStreet team:

This dress has a fairly wide skirt with 4 additional gores (6-7 meters round at the bottom, depending on the size), so that horse riding is quite possible.

Also there are many ways to modify the usual dress in a dress for horse riding:

  • add slits in front and back, or on the each side - just let us know the exact length
  • add an extra gore/gores ($30 extra per one extra gore for any cotton or linen dress)
  • add an elongated gore on the back (as here, $40 extra)

Hi. Is it possible to make the skirt even fuller? If so, how much would it cost? I'm seriously considering buying one this spring!

ArmStreet team:

Yes, we can add an extra gore/gores ($30 extra per one extra gore), simply add a comment to your order.


Hi, again. I just wondered if it was possible to make this dress in wool instead of linen? I live in Norway and it can be quite cold up here, especially in the winter.

ArmStreet team:

This dress cannot be made of wool, it's too thick.


Thankyou. For second dress but in brown. I love it .. I have basicly almost the whole Archeress and Alchemist Daughter collections. Thank you for perfect sets!

ArmStreet team:

We're happy to have such a loyal customer! Thank you!


Hello i must next get this dress In brown color i have the full set In i think in red burgundy i love to have it in all colors. Brown is next. Thankyou to the whole team makin Such amazing clothing i get soo many compliments. Thankyou

ArmStreet team:

You're welcome! And many thanks for the review!


Hi! Which trim would you suggest to use with a green dress?

ArmStreet team:

Brown Archeress trim looks amazing with this dress in green! Welcome!


Hi, Could you give me the length measurement for the archeress dress in size 2? Thank you Krista

ArmStreet team:

Fixed size dresses are 58" (148 cm) long in sizes 0–8 and 59" (150 cm) in sizes 10–12.


Hello, is the hem of this dress wide enough to ride in (I'm going to do mounted archery)? If not, can it be made wider?

ArmStreet team:

This dress has a fairly wide skirt with 4 additional gores (6-7 meters round at the bottom). Also, we can lengthen the skirt on the back and add one more gore, such upgrade costs $35 extra. You can add a comment to your order, we'll send you an invoice for the extra charge by email.


Hi! I would like to order this dress but with detachable sleeves and back lacing. Is this doable? Thank you a lot!

ArmStreet team:

Detachable sleeves - doable, $35 extra. We'll need your elbow, forearm and wrist circumferences.

Back lacing is not available for this dress, sorry.


Hi. I'm thinking about ordering the dress for a friend of mine. Is it possible to Five you the measurements in cm? It would be very unaccurate to convert them into inches because we live in Switzerland. Thank you!


No problems, you can provide the measurements in centimeters. You're welcome!

Gabrielle Bakker:

On the chemise : It looks relatively fitted. How does one get in and out of it without ripping the garment ? I I did not see and zipper or Laces.. Very good pictures. Thanks Gabrielle Bakker

ArmStreet team:

The chemise has semilying silhouette, it's slim-lined due to its pattern/cutting only.

Lydia J:

IS there any way to see more detail of the trim options?

ArmStreet team:

Here are some bigger samples of the trims:


Samantha D.:

I just received my dress yesterday and I am very, very happy. I also purchased the under tunic and belt along with it. I ordered the red burgundy color with red trim. It is very red, not a wine color as pictured, but I still love my dress all the same. The measurements are perfect and they are a hearty, quality material. The front bodice laces like a corset, so you can adjust the fit tighter or more relaxed. Beautiful garment, I look forward to purchasing more!

ArmStreet team:

Thanks for your feedback! We're very pleased that you liked the dress!
Always welcome back to ArmStreet!


I purchased this dress and I'm extremely happy. The quality of the material and sewing are very good. The colors are extremely vibrant. Thank you for making the coming Faire season super exciting.

ArmStreet team:

Thank you, Sara!


Hello! I am thinking of ordering this garment, but I am uncertain which colour to choose. I would like the same colour as shown on the lovely model. Can you tell me which colour she is wearing?

ArmStreet team:

Model wears Red burgundy dress with Red trim. Fixed size Red burgundy dresses come with Brown trim.


I'm just wondering, do you make your dresses, tunics and pants sized for children?

ArmStreet team:

We do not produce children's clothes, sorry.

alicia habora:

is the belt shes wearing included?

ArmStreet team:

The belt is not included, it can be purchased separately here.

Morgana Pendragon:

I already said but I absolutely love this dress and the whole collection. It's amazing that you can chose which color you want but I can't chose, they're all so beautiful. :) I'm definitely going to buy one.... Thank you for your amazing collection. ♥


Absolutely gorgeous!... and magnificent work!


I just got this dress in, and it's absolutely gorgeous! It's brilliant, and I can't wait to wear it!

ArmStreet team:

Thank you, Lara! Always welcome back to ArmStreet!


Is there a discount if the Dress is ordered with the Chemise? like the Medieval Dream outfit?

ArmStreet team:

Sorry, they can be purchased separately only.

Stef Cunningham:

Hello! The Archeress ensemble is absolutely amazing. Beautiful. I would love to own it. Can you tell me what color dress the model is wearing? Is it the wine red flax, or red burgundy?

ArmStreet team:

Model wears Red burgundy dress with Red trim. Fixed size Red burgundy dresses come with Brown trim.


Hi there, do you sell the belt/sheath set shown in these photos? Btw, all the photos in this collection are fabulous!

ArmStreet team:

Thank you! Please see the previous comment :)


The belt/knife bit, that the model is wearing in the first picture, doesn't seem to be on the site. Am I overlooking it or is it not available here?

ArmStreet team:

The belt with frog is available for order in the store, the knife is not for sale, sorry.

Anine Olsen Englund:

Oh my God. This collection is absolutely gorgeous! I want it:)

ArmStreet team :

Thank you - Welcome!


Wow! I'm a plus size person and live in South Australia, can the dress and chemise be made to my measurements? Approximately how long would such an order take?

ArmStreet team :

Both items can be made in plus size, no extra for this.
Manufacturing term is the same as listed - 20-28 days, plus shipping to Australia takes at least 3 weeks.

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