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Tunic “Eydis the Shieldmaiden”

Viking natural linen trimmed dress

$139.00 - $159.00

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"On these..., who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men"

Saxo Grammaticus (c. XII century)

Tunic “Eydis the Shieldmaiden”

Viking natural linen trimmed dress

Traditional T-shape linen tunic decorated with contrast accents, exclusive trim and colored jute and woolen cords. Ancient costume silhouettes of northern soldiers and lady warriors did not differ much.

However, we tried to accentuate the beauty of the female figure, as much as viking clothing allows it with its free and floating cut. Quite spacious at biceps and narrowed to wrist sleeves make it possible to be engaged in any daily chores. Wide skirt reaches the ankle and does not “sweep” the floor, does not limit the step and emphasizes feminine silhouette.

In ancient times not only clothes served to cover the body, protect from the weather and express social status, but also it served as a magical cover and talisman. Therefore, the ancient Scandinavians carefully decorated their costumes with lacing, embroidery and special decorative seams. It was especially important to “protect” all open sections - the hem, sleeves and collar - because it was believed that through these “gates” evil spirit could penetrate a person.

We paid special attention to this issue in our design. The neck and the sleeves are trimmed with a contrasting linen tunic and narrow trim with traditional Scandinavian ornament. Hem is also decorated with two rows of trim (specially designed for this costume), contrasting fabrics, woolen cord matching the trim and jute cord matching the ornament on the trim.

All these details and accents will make your character expressive and unique and will make you feel a dozen centuries younger.

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  • 100% linen
  • Exclusive trim
  • Woolen cord (1 cm width)
  • Jute cord

Tunic features:

  • T-shape silhouette
  • Skirt with four additional gussets
  • Gusset
  • Contrasting trim on the collar, sleeves and hem
  • Two types of complementary trim
  • Woolen cord
  • Dyed jute cord

This item is part of the “Shieldmaiden” collection

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  • Jennifer 29 of January 2023:

    Love the eydis in red and saw it available in size ready to ship. However, I’m only 4’11, would it be too long for me?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Although the dress is designed to fit short hemwise and in the sleeves, it might be still too long for you in a fixed size, unfortunately. You can select a custom size option though and we will make it according to your repsonal measurements. 

  • Kathleen 22 of June 2021:

    Hello, with the 'in stock' dresses, does the natural linen dress automatically come with the burgundy trim? (there is just the dress linen colour shown, not the trim option) Thank you!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, natural dress comed with burgundy accents and olive green linen comes with red accents by default. 

  • Michelle 08 of March 2020:

    Hello! Just wanted to say that I received this dress and the quality is excellent, I'm very impressed. It is my first purchase from this store, but I don't think it will be the last. Thank you

  • Bríghid Malone 05 of January 2020:

    Hello, and Happy New Year! I have an inquiry regarding the contrasting trim; is it Red, or the lovely Burgundy Wine that used to be available? Many Thanks- Bríghid Malone

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Bríghid, burgundy linen accents are shown on natural color dress and Wine Red linen accents are shown on olive green dress. 

  • Kellie 17 of August 2019:

    Absolutely lovely dress and is a Vikings dress for Halloween coming up, I get a little bit excited about it, no who am I kidding, a lot! Am wondering though does dress come in a green (emerald colour) or blue would be nice as well, thank you.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Kellie, this dress comes in natural and olive green linen only, sorry. 

  • Liz 07 of July 2019:

    Do you have any larger sizes than size 12 ready to ship in Eydis the Shieldmaiden tunic or Ingrid the Hearthkeeper tunic/apron? The event is July 20.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Liz, our size chart differs from the standard one. Kindly send us your bust and waist circumference so we could select the right size for you. 

  • Mikaela 13 of June 2019:

    What color is the olive trimmed in? Is it the same as the natural flax?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Mikaela, the olive green tunic is shown with wine red linen accents. 

  • Jacki Frederick 11 of June 2019:

    Dear Wonderful Armstreet I have ordered from you before and have been very happy with your garb. I should like to order the Eydis shield maid tunic in olive green. Do I need to re-measure or do you have them still on file?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Jacki, we have your measurements on file. Please simply leave a comment to your order that measurements have not changed.

  • Manon 26 of May 2019:

    Hello, will the belt be available anytime soon ? :)

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Manon, yes the belt will be available for purchase very soon :) 

  • Emily 25 of May 2019:

    Hi, is the necklace the model is wearing in the grey version photos available on the website? I love it!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Emily, it will be available for purchase soon :) 

  • Luanne Barber 17 of January 2019:

    When you say it’s 148 cm long is that from the collar?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Luanne, it's total length of the dress from the top of the shoulder to the hem. 

  • Luanne Barber 16 of January 2019:

    Looks as if I’d wear a size 2 but I do not see a length for the dress. What would the length be for a size 2 -eydis-the-shieldmaiden? Thank you

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Luanne, the dress is 148 cm long. You may order custom size dress and it will be made as long as needed.

  • Elizabeth 13 of November 2018:

    Would it be possible to get this dress in a dark red?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Elizabeth! This particular dress can be made in natural or olive green linen only, sorry. 

  • Ariel 13 of September 2018:

    Hello, I treated myself to the Secret Garden dress last Christmas and I love it to pieces! Now I have my eye on Eydis. Now I know this one is designed to be shorter but could you tell me the hollow to hem length please? I am 6' tall and, although I like the slightly shorter look, I don't want it to come to my knees. Thank you! Love your work!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Ariel! Please simply select custom size option of the dress and leave a comment to your order with the desired dress length. 

  • Michelle Maples 06 of May 2017:

    Could I have this tunic made full length? I'm hoping it would work with the Ingrid Fire Keeper Apron to give me another look.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Michelle! Yes, we can make this tunic as long as needed. Please simply select custom size option for the dress and leave this request in the comment to your order.

  • Bill Rachal 05 of January 2017:

    Hi, I am interested in the Eydis the Shieldmaiden dress as a present for my wife. She is 5' 3" tall. Would an in-stock size be too long for her? Thanks, Bill

    ArmStreet team:

    That will be such a great present! :)
    Yes, we'd recommend ordering a custom made dress as the fixed sized dresses are made for the full height 5' 6" (168 cm), should fit fine to the full height 5' 5" – 5' 7" (165–170 cm).
    The custom made dress will be made according to your wife's measurements and will fit her the best.

  • courtney benstead 31 of December 2016:

    Hello Ye talented Armstreet Team!! Would it be possible for you to post a pic of a swatch of the olive flax linen so I can get a better feel from it? Thank you so much

    ArmStreet team:

    You can see how the olive green flax looks here. Thank you for your kind words! ;)

  • courtney benstead 24 of December 2016:

    I was wondering if the Ingrid dress could be made with the olive green flax and the Eydis trim as I like the length of the Ingrid dress better or If they're the same are you're able to make the Eydis tunic longer. Thank you from a lover of your clothing!!

    ArmStreet team:

    The Eydis tunic can be made longer, just let us know the desired overall length from the shoulder seam to the bottom hem. You may add this info to the comments section.

  • Emily 18 of October 2016:

    I love the design of the dress, but is it possible to make it shorter so it resembles a classic tunic? I want this design but I prefer tunics to dresses.

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, the price will be the same. Please add the desired length in the comments to your order.

  • Jacki Frederick 03 of September 2016:

    Great looking products but . . . what do you do for plus size people. People sizes do not stop at size 12. I only glance at your site occasionally because there is nothing here for me. I shall keep up the ocasional checking in.

    ArmStreet team:

    Our sizes are different from European, UK and US size systems. Please check our size chart to make sure that none of our fixed sizes fits you.

    Also you can always choose custom made dress - just switch to the "Custom size" tab and enter your actual measurements so the dress will be made specially for you.

  • Lee 07 of July 2016:

    Hi there guys, Was just wondering the care instructions for this wonderful dress? It is all Linen, will it shrink when washed..."hot or cold wash" Hand wash? Thanks heaps

    ArmStreet team:

    Please check our Clothing care guide. It's 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.

  • Sarina 30 of May 2016:

    Hello, Which color is on the bottom trim, wine? Can the dress be made in this color? Also, is there another color for the trim or is it only available in the one color? Can this dress be made longer like Ingrid dress? Thank you for all your beautiful dresses! I get many compliments on them at events.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Sarina! It is burgundy linen along the hem. Yes, we can make this dress in custom color but it should be confirmed with our designer first. Yes, we can make this dress longer if custom size option is selected. Please simply leave this request in the comment section to your order.

  • Kerry 20 of May 2016:

    Hi there, I am just wondering which belt the model is wearing in the pictures for the Eydis the Shieldmaiden dress?

    ArmStreet team:

    The model from pictures wears Viking Birka Belt. Happy shopping!

  • Bríghid 17 of April 2016:

    It is I, once again, and I thank you for your indulgence. In which colours is the Eydis tunic available? Is it possible to order the Eydis tunic with the Ingrid tunic's trim? All the best- Bríghid

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Bríghid! Yes, we can make this dress with Ingrid trim and customize the color for you. Please contact our support team for more details.

  • Wanda Conner 17 of April 2016:

    Weren't there any plus size medieval ladies?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Wanda! This dress can be made in plus size, if custom size option is selected.

  • Mary 19 of March 2016:

    Oh I want this dress! And yet during the renissance faire in my state this year I will be two months post having my first baby. I've no clue what size I will be at that time! Grr, I've have the monies now too, dang it.

  • Leslie 14 of December 2015:

    Why do you not carry larger sizes on anything? I would love this in a size 16 or 18

    ArmStreet team:

    Our standard size range is limited to the size 12 for technical reasons, sorry. Most of our items can be made in accordance to your measurements, just switch to a Custom size tub in the description of item.

  • Gabrielle 02 of November 2015:

    Hello! It's me again (it's like my fifth message in two days) (It's a hard decision to chose one garment off your selection) Ok so her's my question. I would like the Eydis the Shildmaiden dress in midnight flax and as long as the Ingrid dress. Is there extra for it? Thanks!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you! No extra for this upgrades, simply order the tunic in custom size and mention preferable color and length in a comment to your order. Welcome!

  • Cindy Sears 27 of August 2015:

    Can you tell me if you sell the spear featured in the Shield Maiden photos? It would make a fabulous photography prop. Thanks

    ArmStreet team:

    Here is the Viking Spearhead, welcome!

  • Frank Daniel Mahoneyburroughs 21 of July 2015:

    Where do you learn these amazing skills

    ArmStreet team:

    It's a team work of many very enthusiastic people...

  • Hope Keyes 20 of July 2015:

    I want that spear

    ArmStreet team:

    You're welcome - the Viking Spearhead is here!

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  • Patrizia 26 of April 2024:

    The dress I bought is also more beautiful than is looked in the photos. The material is of excellent quality. The cradfsmanship was made in a state of the art. I am very satisfied abaut it . I recommend ArmStreet to everyone

  • Liz 05 of January 2024:

    This is my dream dress! Beautifully crafted of olive green linen, with red and black trim accents. I chose the Night Wolves Trim instead of the Pale Wolves, and am loving this darker combination. The dress looks and feels wonderful with my Eydis undertunic. As a 5’5” woman, this dress skims the tops of my feet when barefoot. But with a belt and boots, the length will be perfect. If I order this dress again, I might do it custom, just to get the length slightly shorter. I highly recommend Armstreet for their exquisite craftsmanship, fine materials, historic accuracy, and prompt and kind customer service. Thank you!

  • Guest 29 of June 2023:

    I absolutely love this tunic! It's currently the favorite piece of clothing I own. I've worn it to both a summer and winter Renaissance festival, and with proper layering it worked perfectly both times. The linen breathes enough that I was comfortable in the summer, and with a warm cloak and long underwear, was just as comfortable when the temps dropped below freezing. I got the Natural Flax color with Red Burgundy trim, which makes it easy to pair with multiple apron colors. I'm eagerly waiting the Red Burgundy to come back in stock though, so I can get it in other color combinations. I wish I could get away with wearing this in my everyday life!

  • Donna 27 of June 2023:

    The dress is expertly made and lovely. The fabric is and trim are quality grade. I chose the green so I wouldn’t need to wear anything under it in the hotter weather. It is roomy enough to wear under garments in the winter but not over sized that it looks awkward. I chose this dress specifically because it was the only one that didn’t drag the ground in the photos. I hope there will be more styles in the future that are ready to wear that the length comes to the ankle instead of ground. This is the 3rd dress I have ordered from Armstreet. I’m alway pleased.

  • Kati 21 of May 2023:

    I cannot recommend Armstreet enough! I ordered this dress to a custom size and received the best of the best in customer service. Alyona was amazing, knowledgable, and patient with all my questions. The dress arrived in perfect condition. I nearly cried with joy! Everything about it is amazing, from the construction, to the quality, to the fabric, to the sizing. It's more than perfect! I will be wearing this Eydis dress and the chemise to the publication launch of my first book - a Viking historical novel. Thank you so much for everything, Armstreet! I could not be happier!

  • Ellie Fleming 22 of April 2023:

    Alyona and the team are always so amazing! Ordered this a size too big and they were able to swap it for me before it got shipped, I was amazed when it arrived, incredible quality and a perfect fit, one of my favourites now ❤️

  • Jessica 10 of April 2023:

    I love the dress, it's heavy and feels of great quality, however, I'm pretty sure I got sent the wrong colour because it looks more like the Walnut Brown swatch than it does the Olive Green, and I had contacted ArmStreet regarding this matter and had a reply, but nothing since they said they were requesting information from the designer and seamstress over a month ago. I should have gone down a size as well as it's a bit too big, but as I'm a 45" bust and 40" waist I thought it best I go for the 12 rather than the 10. It was much too long for me (5'5"), the waist is quite baggy and the arms were so wide. I'm luckily in the position to alter it myself though, so I've taken the arms in a bit and hoisted it up at the waistline so that I wouldn't ruin any of the decoration at the bottom.

  • Ashlei  15 of December 2022:

    Perfect dress its much heavier then i though it fits great i am 5'4 and got a size 4 it stops at my toes i do have a 33 waist and its a bit snug but fits great will in the future purchase this again.

  • Kathryn Miller 21 of October 2022:

    So beautiful! The trim is even more detailed than I could see from the picture! It looks so amazing!

  • Kelly Lawrence 19 of July 2022:

    I love my new dress! I really can't wait to wear it. It is just perfect!

  • Guest 12 of September 2021:

    Beautifully made!

  • Becky Gilbert 05 of September 2021:

    I love this dress! I didn't expect to be able wear a ready made dress as I'm both tall and full figured, but after consulting the size chart I decided to take the risk and I'm so happy I did! I'm 5' 9" tall with a 40" bust and normally wear a USA size 16 dress, but the size 12 Eydis dress fits perfectly with a little room to spare. The fabric is excellent quality, both thick and sturdy and the banded trim vibrant and carefully applied. Overall an A+

  • D. Mhairi 02 of September 2021:

    I absolutely love this dress! It is by far my new favorite and I wear it all the time. Thank you so much the quality of the dress is superb... I love it... love it thank you again

  • Bríghid 28 of May 2021:

    This is, perhaps, my favourite of all the tunics (eight or nine) I have purchased from Armstreet, over the years. Something I have experienced, especially in the more recent garments, is the tendency for the underarm gussets to shred after a comparatively short time, despite careful laundering and air-drying only. Perhaps a second layer of fabric in the gusset would add to its longevity. Many Thanks!

  • Emma 14 of March 2021:

    So simple yet feels totally luxurious with all the twirly fabric and the beautiful trim. I can't wait to wear it to an event!

  • Guest 14 of November 2020:

    I ordered this one custom sized in olive green with red burgundy accents. It fits well and it is very well made. I truly love it and will definitly order something more from Armstreet in the future.

  • Guest 04 of September 2020:

    I just bought this in natural with the wine accents. I received the olive and red accents for my birthday and it has received many compliments. Very well made and very lovely.

  • Pat 03 of September 2020:

    My made-to-order version of this dress, with wine fabric with grey accents, is fabulous - fits perfectly, looks exactly as I envisioned it, and will be perfect when SCA events start up again. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth 16 of May 2020:

    I got this dress for me wedding. It was comfortable,warm (we got married to n November last year), and it made me feel beautiful and powerful, when wore it.

  • Sivaroobini 15 of May 2020:

    I'm not sure if the dress I got was this or the Ingrid dress - I can't find it on your website. I bought it from your tent stall at Rowany Festival 2017, and it is stunning. It is a light/natural linen, trimmed/accented with dark red linen at the neck, sleeves and hem, with gorgeous trims (Celtic knot and dragon trims) and blue jute cord. It is astonishingly comfortable, fits me beautifully, and is very flattering; I made a red apron dress that I usually wear over it. I absolutely love it.

  • Greg Robinson 12 of May 2020:

    My husband ordered me this dress in olive. We work in a viking village at a renaissance faire, and so many of our members own Arm Street dresses. We put a LOT of wear and tear on our clothes and for the price, Arm Street’s quality holds up the best. I will definitely purchase again.

  • Tiana 12 of May 2020:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The green is even better than expected (and it is hard to find a good green) in person. The fit was a surprise, I'm a little heavier but the size chart did not lie and I love it. There is much more skirt than expected and twirling is too much fun. The trim work (the second reason I bought this) survived it's first wash and is so pretty. It keeps this from being just a plain dress. I'm going to turn this into a shield maiden cosplay with help from my husband who is into leather crafting. My only issue was waiting for it to ship. Which they do warn you about, so I can't really complain. Will happily buy from here again.

  • Erika 12 of May 2020:

    I bought this tunic for an historical educational reenactment group I am part of to wear. I did get this dress custom because I am a very tall person. This dress not only fit perfectly it was very comfortable. The event was during the summer and since it was made from linen I didnt overheat. I also was working in it over an open fire... It did get very dirty with food and other dirt. I had to wash it after every weekend and even after that it held up very well.. I have owned this for over 3 years now and still going strong.. The only complaint that I had was the red trim did bleed when washing it in cold water. This did stain the dress around the trim and gave it a pink tint. I ordered the natural linen dress with the Red burgundy trim.

  • Michelle 02 of April 2020:

    The quality of this dress is really great. Everything is double stitched and it really looks like it will hold up to some heavy wear. The color of the fabric and the trim is true to the pictures, and it is soft and the linen is soft and breathable without feeling cheap or thin. I intentionally bought it a size up because I've had bad experience (not here) with materials shrinking in the wash more than what it was supposed to, but this washed well and only shrunk a very small amount if any. Luckily my mother sews, so the bagginess can be corrected, but next time I order something here (and I'm sure there will be a next time) I will save her the trouble of alterations and just trust the website size charts and care instructions! Overall very impressed and pleased, thanks Armstreet!

  • Heather 16 of February 2020:

    I have not had a chance to wear this yet but I can't be more impressed with the quality! It is so well made! I am blown away by the attention to detail. I can't wait to wear it. I was so amazed by the quality - the day after it arrived, I purchased another dress from Armstreet. You have a customer for life!

  • Dawn 07 of February 2020:

    One of my favorite dresses to wear! So comfortable. Thanks, Armstreet.

  • Emily 12 of January 2020:

    A fantastic buy of excellent quality! I ordered a custom size; the tunic fits like a glove and is quickly becoming a wardrobe favorite!

  • Amanda Ament 19 of November 2019:

    So lovely, and so comfortable! As always, the quality is excellent. Thank you!

  • Christina 05 of September 2019:

    LOVE this dress! I had a custom size made to fit my custom body, and I'm so glad I did! It was totally worth the few extra pennies to have something that I knew would not only fit, but fit well. My whole family is slowly amassing an Armstreet wardrobe, and our Armstreet clothes are everyday wear, not costumes. The quality and beauty of these garments is too high to sit in a closet for most of the year.

  • Kristina 29 of July 2019:

    Gorgeous garment. Fits comfortably, and the material is perfect for transitioning through seasons. I look forward to wearing it my events this year. Thank you for creating such beautiful garments.

  • Stephen 07 of June 2019:

    Amazing tunic. Customized just for my wife. She loves, loves the black and the custom trim. Fits perfectly. Thank you much!

  • Victoria Farra 07 of January 2017:

    I got this dress and the chemise the other day I am beyond happy with them both! The quality of this dress is amazing and it fits wonderfully! Now I just need a spear and shield! :-) Thanks again for making such a wonderful product!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are really happy that everything arrived safely and fits you. :)
    Always welcome back to ArmStreet!

  • Lee 04 of July 2016:

    My dress arrived today I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much, the quality of the fabric is just beautiful....thank you will definitely be ordering from you again...Big happy smiles

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We feel happy when we receive such reaction on our work! We are sure you look amazing in the dress! You are always welcome back to Armstreet :)

  • Bríghid 02 of June 2016:

    The beautiful, green "Ingrid" tunic, and splendid apron, arrived two days ago, and I am delighted with them. I do have a question: how much shorter is "Eydis", than "Ingrid"? They appear to have similar lines, only that the former is not so long as the latter. Is this an accurate assessment? Many Thanks.

    ArmStreet team:

    Great, thanks for the feedback! Yes, the Eydis tunic is 2 in (5 cm) shorter than the Ingrid tunic, you're right!

  • Tiffani 13 of May 2016:

    I received the dress today!! :D It fits overall and it's pretty awesome!! I appreciate the hardy material it's made with, too; good quality. Can't wait to show it off... Thank you. :)

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you for such a warm feedback, Tiffani! We're very happy that you liked the dress, thanks for your kind words!

  • Chantal 26 of December 2015:

    I received this as a christmas gift today, I wanted to say first off it is amazing!!!! The workmen ship and quality of your garments are like nothing I have ever felt. I did not want to take it off once I had it on. Thank you so so much for the incredible dress! It will be getting lots of use and love from me.

    ArmStreet team:

    We're very happy that you liked the dress, thanks for your kind words, Chantal! Best wishes to you this holiday season!

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