Women’s Medieval Period Dress and Gown Costumes
Here at DeluxeAdultCostumes.com, I am featuring amazing, high-quality, Women’s Medieval Period Dress and Gown Costumes to be worn by adult women in theater productions, to Renaissance Festivals, reenactment events, Live Action Role Playing (LARP) and Role Playing Games (RPG) events, cosplay events, Halloween parties, and masquerade balls.
The dresses I have selected to feature on this web page are reproductions of the dresses and gowns worn by the royals and nobles of the castles and estate manors during the Medieval period of history. This period is from 600 A.D. to 1300 A.D.
During the Medieval era, up until around 1200 AD, the garments and undergarments were loose fitting and cut from the same basic pattern for all women. Noblewomen typically wore these tunic type dresses cinched low on the waist with long decorative metal or leather belts. Typically, the long sleeves were either bell-shaped or trumpet style sleeves.
The fabrics of the dresses, however, were distinguished by the women’s rank. The more elaborate the fabric and trim, the higher the rank of the woman wearing the outfit. As an example, silks and velvets spread across Europe in the early 1200s for upper-class women as they were the only ones who could afford to purchase such luxuries.
Eventually, the dresses became fitted and were cinched with lacings. The lacings could be in the front, in the back, or on the sides of the garment. Some of the dresses had removable sleeves that tied onto the bodice armholes.
This style of dress set the wheels in motion for the more extravagant fashion trends which followed later during the Renaissance period beginning around 1300 – 1400 AD.
Women’s Deluxe Theater Quality
Medieval Bell Sleeve Costume Dresses
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Women of wealth were the only ones who could afford elaborately embroidered decorative trim on their clothing. Long metal chain or leather belts were worn at the waistline.
Women’s Medieval Faux Suede Bell Sleeve
Embroidered Trim Costume Gowns
Medieval Light Blue Faux Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume GownsMedieval Black Faux Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume GownsMedieval White Faux Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume Gowns
Medieval Royal Blue Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume GownsMedieval Brown Faux Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume GownsMedieval Green Faux Suede Bell Sleeve Embroidered Trim Costume Gowns
Normandy Women’s Burgundy Medieval Belted Dress
Women’s Medieval Contrasting Trim Costume Gown
Medieval Peasant Lady Green Tunic Top and Skirt Costume Dress
A Medieval peasant women would not have been able to afford the luxury of silver embroidery trim on her tunic top. But don’t let that stop you from playing the part of a Medieval peasant wearing this magnificent outfit. The light weight linen fabric will be cool in the summer. Mix and match the tunic top and skirt with other costume pieces from your wardrobe to create different outfits.
Women’s Medieval Irish Linen Celtic Trim Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Dress
The English Lady Medieval Bodice Gown
Women’s Medieval Long Split-Sleeve
Dresses with long split-sleeves reaching all the way to the ground were another popular fashion style during the Middle Ages. The longer the sleeves the more important the rank of the woman’s husband or father, if the young woman had not yet married. Sometimes the long split-sleeve dresses were worn as a second layer over snug fitting cotehardies with long tight fitted sleeves. Other dress styles had the tight fitted sleeves built into the dress under the split-sleeves. During warm seasons, the long sleeves were split without an underdress layer or tight fitting undersleeves.
Women’s Medieval Red Cotton Long
Split-Sleeve Costume Dress
Women’s Medieval Long Split-Sleeve Costume Dress
Women’s Medieval Brown Square Neck
Split-Sleeve Embroidered Trim Ornate Belted
Women’s Medieval Metallic Lace Trim Split-Sleeve and Panel Front Costume Dresses
Well made costume dresses with square necklines, contrasting colors, satin ribbon bows at the elbows, and lacy metallic trims. The fabric is lightweight which makes these dresses a really nice option for all day summer costume events. The split panel skirts with the contrasting colors look fabulous when walking, horseback riding, or dancing.
Medieval Women’s Sheer Long Split-Sleeve Asymmetrical Skirt Costume Dresses
The split-sleeves of these sheer fairy-like medieval dresses are fitted with snug fitting undersleeves. The skirts are double layered with an asymmetrical cut. The dresses are ajustable in the shoulders for a snugger fit under the arms and in the front for a tighter fit. It can be worn under a corset or waist cincher for a completely different medieval style. I like the corset idea for a medieval fantasy fairy or wood nymph costume.
Luxury Women’s Medieval Velvet Layered Gold Trim Split-Sleeve Baroque Damask Costume Gowns
With a luxurious look of velvet, this gold trimmed split-sleeve gown is a very affordable, low cost option for many different costume events. Wear it as a Medieval Queen Guinvere or a Renaissance gown for a woman of royal or noble birth.
It can also be worn to a Pirate Festival dressed as a pirate queen. All it takes is changing the accessories and adding a fancy pirate hat. Another option is to a Game of Thrones themed Halloween party, or to a cosplay event as a fairy queen.
Inexpensive Women’s Medieval Lady Guinevere
Split-Sleeve Gold Trim Halloween Costume Dresses
These two Medieval split-sleeve Lady Guinevere dress costumes are not theater quality costumes. They are cheap Halloween costumes that will be perfect for a family night of Trick-or-Treating or a one-time-use Halloween party. They are made of polyester fabric with gold cord trim. They are not meant for multiple uses at cosplay, theater, or reenactment events. I would not recommend wearing either one of them to a Renaissance Faire. Again, they are fun, one-time-use Halloween costume dresses.
Medieval Rich Velvet Women’s Costume Gowns
Only the wives and daughters of wealthy Lords (or higher in rank) could afford to wear these rich velvet fabrics adorned with expensive lace and embroidered trims. Velvet was a fabric that was only affordable for upper-class women. At the beginning of the 14th-century, fur was added to the necklines, sleeve cuffs, and hems of the upper-class dresses. Precious jewels and lace began to manifest themselves into the clothing of the affluent as they are the only ones who could afford the cost of importing the fabrics and the jewels.
These beautiful lady’s gowns are tailored from velvet in rich jewel-tone colors. They will make regal costume displays at any Ren Faire or cosplay Comic Con events.
Theatrical Quality Women’s Red Velvet Medieval
Expertly handcrafted in the USA by Tabi Character costumes out of Hollywood. This theater quality Medival royal gown is a red panne velvet tunic, accented with gold braid trim.
Lady’s Medieval Blue Velvet Dresses
Gold braided trim adds elegance to the square neckline, belt, and ruched trumpet sleeves of this midnight blue velvet gown. You’ll feel like the queen of the castle when wearing it. Add a gold and blue sapphire tiara crown, a blue sapphire velvet choker, and a pair of gold-leaf slippers to complete the outfit. The gold braid belt snaps at the back of the dress. Satin ribbons allow the ruched sleeves to be shorten or lengthened to your personal preference. I like to shorten my sleeves when washing my hands and when eating. I hate dragging my sleeves in water and food!
Deluxe Red Velvet Medieval Women’s Trumpet Sleeve Costume Gowns
You’ll feel like the queen of the castle when wearing this elegant wine red velvet gown. Gold braided trim adds a feeling of luxury to the square neckline, belt, and elbows of the ruched trumpet sleeves. Add a gold and red garnet or ruby tiara crown, a ruby on a black velvet choker, and a pair of gold and wine red slippers to complete the outfit.
The gold braid belt snaps at the back of the dress. Satin ribbons allow the ruched sleeves to be shorten or lengthened to your personal preference. I usually shorten my ruched sleeves when washing my hands and when eating.
Medieval Women’s Long Trumpet Sleeve Velvet Gowns
Gorgeous velvet trumpet sleeve satin lined Medieval gowns trimmed with elaborate gold lace and cinched at the waist with a silver metallic belt tied with a silver cord. These gowns could only be worn by wealthy noblewomen at the time. Perfect dresses to wear to Renaissance Faires or cosplay events.
Lady’s Medieval Lace-Up Red Crushed Velvet
White Satin Brocade Gown
Women’s Medieval Lush Velvet 2-Pc Lace Up
Trumpet Sleeve Gowns
Medieval Morgan Le Fay Black and Scarlet Velvet Gown
by Museum Replicas
The photo does not do this gown justice! There are so many details that you can’t appreciate it by just looking at the photo. It is beautifully made with high-quality black cotton velvet. The trumpet sleeves are luxurious with red scarlet velvet and dark antique gold satin lining. The sleeves can be worn loose or buttoned back. The upper arm of the sleeve is a red and gold floral design brocade with a cap at the shoulder of the same fabric. The cap is accented with a white floral embroidered trim.
The front of the dress has a metallic thread crochet panel. The dress is perfect for a theater production of Camelot for the character Morgan le Fay. Wear it for many different role-playing or cosplay events.
Women’s Black Velvet Belted Medieval Costume Gowns
Medieval Velvet Bare Shoulder Lace Trim Trumpet Sleeves Trailing Gowns
Gorgeous velvet bare shoulder Medieval gowns trimmed with delicate lace will have you feeling like a fairy tale princess when you put one on. Available in 4 colors (see below).
Medieval Green Velvet Bare Shoulder Lace Trim Trumpet Sleeves Trailing GownMedieval Black Velvet Bare Shoulder Lace Trim Trumpet Sleeves Trailing GownMedieval Red Velvet Bare Shoulder Lace Trim Trumpet Sleeves Trailing Gown
Luxurious Women’s Medieval Dark Green Velvet and Brocade Cosplay Costume Gown
Any Medieval knight will be proud to have you holding his arm while strolling through the castle gardens wearing this gorgeous gown. He will be sure to ask your favor as your champion at the upcoming jousting games!
Created from a rich dark green velvet with a square neckline accented with gold trim. The back of the dress and the side panels are gold and green brocade that lace in the front with green satin ribbons. The slim fitting long velvet sleeves are accented with matching brocade trumpet shaped cuffs. As beautiful as the dress already is, I recommend exchanging the light green ribbon lacings for gold satin ribbons for a more opulent feel. Add a gold choker necklace with a brilliant emerald green stone.
Women’s Medieval Velvet Mulberry Faire Overdress with Headband
A sweet Medieval velvet overdress in spring green or blue teal. The overdresses are perfect for a Medieval maiden. They are accented around the square neckline with gold braid trim. A matching headband is included with the costume but the chemises are sold separately. They would make fabulous bridesmaid dresses at a Medieval Renaissance wedding.
Women’s Medieval Noble Lady Halloween Costumes
It was the fashion trend during the 15th-century to wear extravagant long sweeping fur trimmed floor-length trumpet sleeve dresses. The voluminous dresses were called houppelandes and were not as tailored as these dresses. However, these ladies gowns are inexpensive costume variations, and are a great example of the types of dresses worn by upper-class women during this time period.
The hats are included with the dresses, but you may need to make some adjustments. Reviewers have stated they have had to make minor adjustments such as replacing the tulle netting with white voile. The dresses are a polyester velveteen with faux fur trimmed sleeves.
Are you looking for a couples costume? These dresses will pair nicely with a Medieval Noble Lord Costume.
Women’s Elegant Medieval Lady
Blue Trumpet Sleeve Costume
Medieval Women’s Trumpet Sleeve
Trumpet sleeve dresses were the trend during the Medieval period and remained popular until around the 1300s when the tight fitted sleeves of the cotehardie became the trending fashion with the upper-class Medieval women.
Royal Women’s Medieval Blue Embroidered Trim
Trumpet Sleeve White Gown
An elegant medieval white gown fit for a queen. The trumpet sleeves have decorative white pearl buttons with loop closures down the length of the sleeves. Blue emroidered banding trims the sleeves and the waistline giving the illusion of a belted waist.
Women’s Medieval Satin Gold Trim Lace Up Black Chiffon Trumpet Sleeve Dress
Women’s Medieval Gray and Silver Irish Lace Trumpet Sleeve Gown
Medieval Princess Lace-Up Trumpet Sleeve Dresses
Medieval Women’s Green Faux Suede White Trumpet Sleeve Palace Dress Costumes
Medieval Women’s Brown Faux Suede White Trumpet Sleeve Palace Dress Costumes
Women’s Medieval Brangwine Ivory Linen Celtic Trim Trumpet Sleeve Dress
An ivory linen, dramatic trumpet sleeve dress, is a striking yet simple ankle-length dress with Celtic chocolate-brown and gold embroidered trim. The dress will have your goddess nature bubbling up to the surface invoking your arms to sweeping gestures of importance and spiritual magic. Be sure to accessorize by adding a chain link, macrame, or woven belt to the dress to with a Medieval
Women’s Medieval Trumpet Sleeve
Cosplay Costume Dresses
These next sets of dresses made by CosplayDiy can all be tailor-made to your specific measurements at no addition charge. If you do order special sizing rather than the ready-made standard sizes, then please remember to allow extra time for sewing and shipping. All the dresses are made from polyester fabric which makes for easier laundry care, however, with the detailing involved, I would not wash them in a washing machine. I recommend sending them out to the dry cleaners.
Medieval Adult Royal Trim Trumpet Sleeve Dress
Women’s Deluxe Medieval Lace Embroidered Long Trumpet Sleeve Belted Royal Dress Costumes
Deluxe Medieval Green & White Women’s
Belted Dress Costume
Queen Lady Guinevere Women’s Medieval Dress Costumes
Women’s Medieval Light Blue Laced Bodice Trumpet Sleeve Dress Costume by CosplayDiy
Women’s Medieval Lace-Up Satin and Velvet Costume Gowns
Women’s Medieval Cotehardie and Surcoat Dress Costumes
Moving away from the tunic style, lace-up dresses with large bell-shaped and trumpet-shaped sleeves of the early Medieval period, women’s dresses became tight-fitting both in the figure and in the sleeves. These tight-fitting style dresses were called cotehardies. They were worn under loose garments with large armholes called surkots, or surcoats. The church called these sleeve openings devil windows because they revealed the underdress to below the waistline.
Majestic Beauty Medieval Noblewoman Blue Velvet
Surcoat and Gown Costume
The dress featured above is typical of a gown which may have been worn to court by an upper-class women. Towards the end of the Medieval period, the surcoats were the height of fashion for wealthy women of noble birth. This hand-sewn Medieval surcoat has a full deep blue velvet skirt accented on the hem and armholes with an elegant silver metallic sequin and lace trim. The included Princess of Pearl white satin cotehardie underdress, is adorned with a row of delicate pearl buttons down the front bodice and down the sleeves.
Women’s Medieval Velvet Surcoat with Satin Lined Scalloped Arm Tippets
Women’s Medieval Green Velvet Surcoat with Satin Lined Scalloped Arm TippetsWomen’s Medieval Red Velvet Surcoat with Satin Lined Scalloped Arm TippetsWomen’s Medieval Blue Velvet Surcoat with Satin Lined Scalloped Arm Tippets
The velvet surcoats featured above can be worn loose over a tight fitted tapered sleeve dress. They can also be worn cinched at the waist with a long metal chain belt or a leather belt.
Medieval Middle-Class Maiden Green Linen Surcoat
With simple lines that flatter the figure, the historically accurate Medieval Maiden Surcoat replicates what a Medieval, middle-class woman would have worn on a daily basis when strolling through the streets to the market or tending her garden. Made from an aloe gray-green, linen-blend fabric, this is the perfect dress to wear when it is a hot summer day at the fair. A detachable belt with contrasting black lace trim coordinates with the trim at the neckline and sleeve holes of the surcoat. The black chemise shown in the photo is not included with the maiden surcoat, but may be purchased separately by clicking this link.
Medieval Lady 2-Piece Surcoat Dress
A replicated Catelyn Stark dress from the Game of Thrones, this Medieval costume includes a tubular sleeve underdress and the faux fur trimmed trumpet sleeve surcoat overdress. A small simple metal brooch pin is also included. I recommend replacing the simple pin with a more elaborate penannular brooch pin. The simple pin included is better suited for a peasant cloak or mantle while a high-born lady should wear an elaborately crafted pin worthy of her station.
Medieval Castle Hearthkeeper 2-Piece Embroidered Trim Slim Sleeve Apron Dress
The free floating T-line cut of this medieval tunic dress is typical of the fashion of the early Middle Ages. The aprons in those days were interchangable to keep the dress underneath clean. The dress is roomy in the sleeves to the elbows then narrows down to a slim fit at the wrist. This makes arm movement easier when needing to engage in daily household chores.
Lower-class women could not afford the embroidery accenting the dress, but it would have been worn by a lady’s servant in a medieval castle or in a manor house on a Lord’s estate in England. The underdress can also be worn under a surcoat.
Medieval Women’s Cotehardie Style Long Tubular Fitted Sleeve Dresses
Casual dresses worn in Europe during the Medieval period were most often made of linen fabric. Linen came from weaving the fibers of the flax plant which was plentiful all over Europe. Cotton was considered a luxury and had to be imported making it a fabric only the wealthy could afford.
Lena Medieval Turkey Cotton Underdress Costume
The belts are not included with these cotton Medieval Turkish cotton underdresses. They are affordable Medieval dresses to be worn under surcoats, aprons, or corsets. It is perfectly fine to wear them loose with long leather Medieval belts or fabric sashes.
Medieval Green Linen Forest Princess
Gold Trim Costume Dress
Women’s Replicated 14th-Century Avon Jupon Velvet Medieval Renaissance Dresses
With an historically accurate design, both of these gorgeous velvet dresses are of the Avon Jupon style. This style was a popular trend for women of noble birth in Flanders during the early 14th-century. Although the style was popular with both upper- and middle-class women, only upper-class women could afford to wear clothing made out of velvet fabric. Due to the Sumptuary Laws, only women of royal and noble birth, were allowed to wear clothing made of red and purple fabrics.
Both of these dresses featured above have side lacings. This makes it entirely possible to feast as much as you like at a Renaissance Fair and still easily fit into the dress! The mutton sleeves are detachable and have laces down the forearm to the wrists for a snug fit. The sleeves can be switched out effortlessly with other sleeve colors for added contrast to the costume and to expand your Medieval costume wardrobe. Remove the sleeves and wear the dress over a chemise for another costume wardrobe idea.
Lady’s Medieval Velvet Lace Trim Overdress and White Bell Sleeve Chemise
A turquoise blue velvet Medieval short sleeve overdress accented with elegant decorative trim. The overdress is worn over a white bell sleeve chemise, which is included. The sleeves have ample fabric giving them a romantic fantasy style. A gorgeous Medieval dress that will set you apart at any Renaissance Fair celebration. The decorative belt is not included. It will make an elegant Queen Guinnevere costume as well in a theater production of Camelot. This costume dress can be custom made to order in any size and in any color you may desire.
Medieval Women’s Lace-Up Bodice Full Skirt
Palace Dress Outfits
Women’s Medieval 4-Piece Satin Gowns
These satin gowns are a 4-piece outfit including an overgown, a chemise undershirt with puffed sleeves, and two detachable oversleeves. The gown has an empire cut bodice which laces up the back with grommets and matching ribbon trim.
The pair of matching satin oversleeves are detachable. They attach to the gown’s bodice with grommets and individual ribbons lacing at the shoulder. The oversleeves lace all the way up the arm with similar ribbons and grommets. The extra full puffed sleeves of the white undershirt can be pulled through a bit for that Medieval period luxurious and elegant puffed sleeve look.
You get two styles for the price of one. If you prefer to wear your dress with loose white puffy chemise sleeves, you can simply remove the oversleeves. Both the chemise and the overdress, including the sleeves, are fully detailed with satin and white trim.
Please keep in mind that the style of the oversleeves are not meant to close completely. It was the fashion style to show the chemise sleeves peeping through the ribbon lacings as contrasting texture and color where the oversleeve gaped from a little to a moderate amount (see photos). Please remember this when looking at your sleeve sizing.
Women’s Medieval V-Neck Long Ruched Wrap-Tie Sleeve White Gown
Women’s Medieval Forest Princess Overdress Chemise Costume Set
We hope you have lots and lots of fun at your next costume event wearing one of these Medieval costume dresses. Pair any one of these Medieval dress costumes with a man’s Medieval tunic costume for an amazing couple costume.
Keep in mind, there are only three really important things to remember when searching for the right Medieval Period Dress Costume…..Keep Calm, Have Fun, and Enjoy the Hunt!
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