SPES gives you an opportunity to complete a medieval costume. In this section you will find historical body linen, under garments (woolen or linen cotte) and outer garments like medieval dresses, houppelande, robe, coats, and other medieval costumes. You can complete your set with women's headwear (kerchiefs, straw hats) and leather shoes.
Medieval womens clothing: underwear medieval dresses & body linen
Medieval womens clothing: medieval dresses & costumes worn as the middle layer
Medieval womens clothing: popular outer medieval dresses & medieval gowns
Medieval womens clothing: hats & hoods to complete a medieval costume
Medieval womens clothing: leather shoes for townswomen & ladies to complete a medieval costume
This assortment consists of medieval women's clothing from the whole period, starting with the Hedeby dress (inspired by the vikings' clothes) and finishing with the 14th century clothing and 15th century medieval costumes.
All of our medieval dresses are made in accordance with fashion and based on the sources. Thanks to this, every medieval woman reenactor looking for a gown will find here what she needs.
There is no such thing as one, all-purpose medieval woman's costume. In the Late Middle Ages, between the 13th and 15th century, gowns and other garments from women's fashion were undergoing numerous changes. Clothing in the 13th century, medieval dresses primarily, was usually loose and not fitted to the body (cotte, surcoat).
Around the middle of the 14th century, clothing like medieval dresses started to change and became well-fitted (cotehardie, Burgundian dress). At the end of the 14th century, women's medieval costumes started to appear again, very spacious, with a cloche-cut and fastened with a belt under breasts (houppelande, robe.) Such medieval dresses were used among other garments in 1400s fashion, together creating a wide range of medieval female clothing.
That's not all! In our shop we offer you a lot of patterns and colors of fabric used in medieval costumes, both wool and linen. We are not afraid of sewing medieval dresses from the printed fabrics, e.g. the printed linen for 14th century clothing, with a number of various patterns referring to 1400s fashion.
We offer you both casual medieval dresses and court gowns. What is more, you can find here a wide range of woolen coats, indispensable during cold, windy days. Shoes for women are available in two categories: hand sewn or machine sewn. We can also prepare hand sewn medieval gowns for the most exacting customers.
Our assortment consists of medieval dresses with both long and short sleeves, tied up in the front or sides, well-fitted or loose, representative or casual. Perfect as a court gown, pilgrim or town clothing.
To finish/trim your medieval dress we can use two different standards.
- The average standard means machine sewn but all visible seams on your medieval woman costume are handmade.
- If you pay attention to every detail we can offer you a high standard. In this case your medieval gown will be full hand sewn.
Aside from medieval costumes available in our regular offer, we are open for special custom orders for medieval dresses for women. Write us an email with an inquiry, description and pictures. We will prepare a lady costume you have been dreaming about.
If your journey with medieval reenactment has just started, feel free to contact us, and we will help you in selecting a proper historical costume. You can count on us in matters of medieval dresses worn by women in the Middle Ages.
Ask us if you are not sure how to get dressed at a Viking event, or staging of the Battle of Grunwald. Your medieval costume will be not only perfectly fitted to the body, but also historically correct. As we remain open to your ideas and we offer a wide range of modifications and decorations, you can complete truly unique medieval costumes.
Our medieval dresses are sewn for the customers' measurements. This is why we have prepared a precise instruction with a video presenting proper ways of measuring a body. If needed, you can contact us via phone or email.
We pay attention to every order so you can be sure that your medieval woman's dress, or any other type of medieval costume, would meet your expectations.