Spiderweb Dress with Sleeves
Sackcloth dress with black linen sleeves and embroidery
You can’t help but find yourself drawn to her. Alluring, clever and cunning, she moves like the wind and smiles like a gothic queen. You’re not sure if she’s a powerful witch or brooding mage, but the sheer grace and strength she exudes with each and every movement make one thing clear: she is to be feared and respected.
While sackcloth was originally used as a utility fabric, our designers here at ArmStreet have breathed new life into this fabulous material. This enchanting dress makes use of the rough nature this fabric appears to have to turn what would usually be a luxurious dress fit for nobility into a mysterious garment fit for a mystical character. We have included two different thicknesses of sackcloth in this dress: a thicker weave over the body, and a more sheer thickness through the arms. Though it may look rough, our linen sackcloth is actually comfortable, breathable, and softens up perfectly next to your skin with wear. The overall result is a dress with an interesting texture that adds to all elements of your costume and comes up excellently in photography!
This dress has a high, loose waist that can either be worn as-is or accessorised with a belt for a more fitted empire waist. It includes two gussets to add more fabric, one from the bust and the other from the back. Because of this additional fabric the skirt is incredibly full and swishes with each step. This whole dress is cut on the bias to provide a magnificent drape that creates an almost architectural shape - you will find that when you move the sackcloth flows and dances in the wind.
We chose to add embroidery to the neckline of this dress as well as the arm area where the sleeves are added to draw the eye and create a little bit more texture. Using linen thread, an attractive blanket stitch frames the bust and bicep to create a more visually interesting piece.
The linen sleeves for this dress are a separate piece and are made from double layered flax linen. They are reminiscent of Renaissance designs with the slit in the elbow and the way that fabric bunches around them. The cuff is fitted and narrow, with a flare at the wrist the gives them an elegant finish. The unique, handmade buttons are fastened with waxed lace loops and are spaced closely together down the sleeve, again evoking images of Renaissance luxury whilst keeping their air of mystery. The linen buttons are finished with a layer of netting with a ragged edge which is gathered into a tail, causing them to resemble tiny ghosts or perhaps comets - it is up to you!
Please note, that you can order this robe dress in default color scheme only, no alterations in color or material are available.
IMPORTANT: Please, use only dry cleaning for this item. Do not wash!
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- Linen sackcloth;
- Linen thread;
- Flax linen (sleeves).
- Cut on the bias for a beautiful drape;
- Generous flowing skirt;
- Decorative embroidery;
- Unique sackcloth fabric;
- Flattering v-neckline;
- ArmStreet exclusive sleeve design;
- One-of-a-kind buttons;
- Removable oversleeves.
This item is part of the “Moonless Night” collectionView collection
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Melanie Marcotte 31 of March 2020:
I can not put into words how much I love, love, love this gown. The linen is slightly more open weave, it is firm, but fluid, it is simply perfect. Thank you for creating all of the beautiful things that you do.
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Is there a fitted chemise that works underneath the dress?
Hi Jennifer, this dress does not require a chemise, but you may use this one. Kindly note that neckline of the chemise will be higher than the dress'es neckline.
Will this dress become available in other fabrics (i.e. linen) in the future? The cut is beautiful, but the fabric doesn't work for my purposes. :)
He Annika! Unfortunately, this particular dress can be made in sackcloth only, sorry.
Hola, podría comprar sólo las mangas ?
Hello, yes the sleeves can be purchased separately here.
Is the belt from the pictures included and if not, is it available for purchase?
Hi, thank you for your question. The belt is not included. It would be available soon, please stay tuned!