Women’s Linen Shirt
Short Medieval Chemise
Women’s Linen Shirt
Short Medieval Chemise
Based on a variety of XV and XVI century shirts, this short chemise combines the best of all of the designs we researched to create a versatile shirt that will be a staple in anyone’s festival garb. It was made to go with our “Dark Star” collection of beautiful feminine armor and gambesons. This collection is meant for anyone who is looking to make a style statement and dress in a more masculine fashion!
There are a number of different uses for a shorter chemise, the first being that it allows people with feminine body types to still dress in a masculine way. Medieval men’s clothing doesn’t usually fit female body types very well, and it is rare to find something that has been designed to be flattering and comfortable. This shirt can also be used as a sleeping dress and would be a great medieval alternative to a traditional nightdress. As a third option, this can be worn as a regular chemise during the summer when you need something to line your arms and neckline, but don’t want to be weighed down or heated up by additional bulk around your skirts.
This shirt has a gathered neckline with many delicate pleats, which come together with two ribbon. The shirt is not low cut, but it is also not high. The sleeves puff out and come to a close at the wrists with cuffs that also have many beautiful pleats. This shirt is very functional but also has breathtaking finishing and fine details, including very well finished seams and edges.
Made from soft 100% fine flax linen, this shirt is an excellent first layer. Our fine linen is soft and breezy, wicking sweat and also providing some natural insulation on colder nights. Linen is a fantastic fabric that softens up with time, setting into lovely wrinkles that give the piece character. Linen also tends to relax as you wear it, shaping to your body perfectly as it stretches and moves. This shirt is the perfect base layer for anyone looking to build a costume that is both masculine and feminine.
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- 100% fine flax linen.
- Male fashion in a feminine way;
- Hip length;
- Decorative pleats;
- Breezy flax linen;
- ArmStreet exclusive.
This item is part of the “Dark Star” collection View collection
This item is part of the “Stars of Steel” collection View collection
Sized as expected and fits well! Looks great and very well made
Good fit. Well made. Perfect for what I needed.
Lovely! comfortable and beautiful quality. A little big for what i expected but overall great!
This shirt is loverly and very comfortable. I did put it in the washing machine because it was quite stiff and a little scratchy straight out of the bag. I hung it to dry and it only took about 15 hours to fully dry even I my tiny, chilly, damp, apartment. It was much softer after that. My only real complaint is that the ties really don't stay tied very well. The linen is kinda slippy and works itself loose very easily. A double knot does hold it closed longer. In general I tend to enjoy late Victorian, early Edwardian styles so I paired it with a narrow(er) walking velvet walking skirt I made. This top has amazing range and flexibility for historica and modern wear.
The shirt is very well made. Every seam and pleat is perfect, and the fabric feels very nice on the skin, it really feels like wearing a work of craftsmanship. Also the round neckline looks quite flattering, even on a small bust.
Do you sell these pants? If not where can they be acquired to complete this look?
We do not sell these pants, sorry. We made them once for our model only for the photo shoot only.
Ordered this for a friend and now I want to get one for myself, too. Nicely made shirt. My friend was impressed, and she knows way more about making costumes than I do!
The moment this chemise went live, I knew I had to have it. I especially love the pleated neckline and sleeve cuffs. It is really comfortable to wear as a costume piece and as an everyday top. I styled it for a Musketeer look, a peasant look, and a Thumbelina look! I'm really happy with this chemise. I got it in white fine flax. I do need to wear nude coloured underwear underneath, but that's no big deal. It's a fantastic piece to wear during sunny days because it's light, airy and covers the skin. I was worried that it might not be long enough when I purchased it, but as usual, my concerns were for nothing. It came just passed my hip bones. The perfect length. Easy to tuck away or just wear free flowing.
my Linen Shirt Chemise came today quality is brilliant such Narnian glamour also very pirate chic jack sparrow would love it, it fits perfectly and it is very beautiful, cant wait to wear it with my skinny trousers which do look similar to the ones in the picture with the laces on the legs, i could wear one of my corsets with it i'm thinking of ordering another thank you armstreet this is brilliant and beautiful
Love this shirt so much I had to buy another one! Perfect loose fit, high quality. And I feel like a fantasy heroine when I wear it, which is the ultimate compliment tbh :D Obsessed.
I ordered this when it first got released. Since it was newly released, I figured it would be very popular. And indeed it was! It took it a while to arrive, but when it did I was delighted. I sent an email to Armstreet checking in if everything was okay and they explained that there were a lot more orders than anticipated, so production was taking longer than anticipated. This put my mind at ease. I just had to be patient. I got a size 4 in the white linen option. I'm 5'7", 31 inch waist, 41 inch hips. The shirt arrived in a plastic covered parcel, inside a linen bag. So it was well protected. It fit perfectly. I was very impressed with the detailed pleating around the neck and wrists. I was concerned that the shirt might not be long enough to tuck into pants before it arrived, but my mind was laid to rest once I put it on. I have a long back, and it reached an inch passed my pelvis. The material is a little transparent if you get the white linen, so I recommend wearing nude coloured underwear underneath it. I have worn this shirt a few times since it arrived. It always gets complimented on as something a Musketeer would wear, which is a look I can get onboard with!
Really a great looking shirt, I love this style! The whole collection if fabulous!
I want those leather pants! They're hot!!
They are not for sale, unfortunately.
Hello, this looks lovely like all of your products! I was wondering about the neckline- it seems quite broad like a boatneck. Is it possible to get this shirt with something closer to a crew or jewel neckline instead? Thank you!
Hello, the neckline cannot be altered, sorry.
Hi! Just wondering - since this looks to have a very billowy fit, would the size 12 potentially fit someone a bit larger than the measurements listed for that size (I'm a US size 18)? As someone plus-sized, I really wish the sizes offered were a bit more inclusive in general. Thanks!
Hello, yes, this chemise would definately fit even if the measurements are bigger than our size 12.
I know that linen can be a tricky fabric to wash, and since this garment will lie next to skin I wanted to know if this shirt can be machined wash on a low temperature setting? Or would it be hand wash only?
For the thin linen we recommend hand wash only.
I understand that the pants aren't for sale. What I don't understand is, after all these inquiries on them, why you don't produce them for sale?! I would so buy these!
It is not possible to make these pants remotely to fit well, unfortunately.
Everyone has asked if the pants are for sale (myself included). We have all been told that they were custom made, and will not be for sale. Is there ANY chance of directing us to the pattern used to make them, so that we may make our own, because these pants are AMAZING!
Unfortunately, we cannot share or sell the pattern, sorry. We made these pants once exclusively for the photo shoot.
Is the color modeled the white or the natural linen? It seems to fall between the two sample shades. Thanks!
It is natural color linen.
Where did you get the black pants pictured here?
Hi Jackie, we made them for the photo shoot only, we do not sell them, sorry.
Where did you get those pants? Are those available? I love them.
Hello, the pants were made once for the photo shoot only. They are not for sale, unfortunately.
Hello! I was wondering if there were any plans to make the pants the model wears available for purchase at some point in time? They really pull the whole look together.
Hi Sarah, we won't make these pants for sale, unfortunately.
Hi! This looks amazing. I saw on the sizing that the default is designed for those who are gifted with a height of 5'6. I, unfortunately, have the trouble of being 5'2 and was wondering if I should get this custom made? or if it would fit a shorter torso length anyways? I'm not sure, new to this site, but everything looks fantastic.
Hi Jenn, It should fit you in fixed size.
Oh! Follow-up question. Can this be worn on its own (as shown in the photos)? I'm hoping I can wear it as is and not just as an (admittedly beautiful) underlayer.
Yes, it can be worn on its own.
Any chance those pants will ever be available on here?
Hello Kimberly, we won't sell them, unfortunately.
What about the light linen(?) pants in the photo array? The photos with the model overlooking the cliff? Do you sell those?
Hello, we do not sell these pants, sorry.
Okay, I realize I'm late to the party but those pants are AMAZING. Are you sure there are no plans to produce them in future? *puppy eyes*
Hi Cam, unfortuntely, it is not possible to make these pants remotely.
All I want is those pants!
Unfortunately, the pants are not for sale.
Ugh all I really want are those pants! Please make them they’re beautiful! Can’t find any good quality pants for my costume as a female.
My God I'm in love with those pants! It's a pity you won't produce them. I'd buy them today.
Those pants are beautiful! i wish they were for sale!...it's hard to find good women pants for larps...
Where in the world do we get our hands on these pants? I want them so badly, they are gorgeous.
Dear Leeandra, the pants were made once for the photo shoot only and we won't make them to order, sorry.
Wear do I get the Black Leather pants that she is wearing in with the linen shirt? My wife really wants a pair.
Hi Scott, the pants are not for sale, unfortunately.
the shirt is beautiful hope you do more of these for women in other styles, can i wear it with a corset or will that damage it?
Hi Mags, sure, you may wear it with corset.