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At The Medieval Shoppe, we are passionate about the quality and the authenticity of our historical attire. Since 2009 we have been supplying theatre groups, film production companies, advertising agencies, TV channel costume departments and re-enactors with our historic apparel.
We utilize natural fibres like cotton (which was available in medieval Europe), felt and blended wool. Our dresses are created with an attitude of respect and gratitude towards the historical source material: creating visually appropriate attire that artfully captures the look and spirit of their time period.
Our customers come first to us and we aim to foster experiences that are fun and enjoyable to all our clientele. Our goal is to help women find confidence in costume: this means that our female attire is tailored to the same quality standards as any regular shop-bought garment. Many “fancy dress” retailers market historically incorrect, whimsical attire that is made from low quality synthetic material. Such garments are so badly made that they are often fit to throw away after their first use. We provide women with quality historic costuming that not only compliments their figure, but also empowers them to feel confident in their new historic persona. Let us make you look fabulous.
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Some medieval clothing websites may carry “.au” at the end of their address and have pricing in Australian dollars. They may even offer free postage, giving the impression that you’re dealing with an Australian business: but when you search the site for contact details, such as an address or telephone number, these are strangely absent! This is because such websites are located in places like Germany or China. When you order from such businesses, you are essentially being tricked into placing an overseas order, which of course means the delivery will take weeks, the risk of loss or damage is increased, and if there’s an issue with the apparel upon arrival (wrong item, bad quality, wrong size or colour) then sending it back will not be a realistic proposition. With The Medieval Shoppe you are dealing with a truly Australian owned and Australian located business.
This dress is made from natural cloth and natural dyes. Dry cleaning is recommended, or simply dip quickly in tepid water a few times then leave the garment in direct sunlight to dry. Our sizes are generous - so a SMALL size dress would be around size 10 or 12, a MEDIUM around size 12 to 14, and a LARGE around about sizes 14/16.
I ordered a size large based on the guidelines, but as i am not tall (165cm) i was afraid after seeing my other purchase that the dress would be too long. Thankfully it fitted perfectly, and the gathers on the side, allows each individual to customize to their figure.
The embroidery was lovely, the color of the green cloth was a bit darker than expected. Overall it looks quite nice but will require ironing to get the dress to look as good as the picture.
Sewing was well done. Jeeves on 30th May 2017
Very impressed with this dress, great fit especially with the adjustable sides. Nice and warm, very happy! Jess on 7th Sep 2016
Thanks for the dress! It fits perfectly and is nice and warm as well. For other small people like me, I bought a small dress and am 166cm tall and the dress is about 0.5-1cm off the ground so anyone else around that height won't need alterations (which is amazing!). LC on 17th Jun 2016