Women's Medieval Chemises
When dressing in authentic period style, be sure not to neglect the proper womens historical undergarments! Medieval Collectibles provides a wide selection of medieval chemises for you to choose from. These medieval smocks come as full-length underdresses as well as short chemise tops. Perfect for wearing underneath any of our Renaissance gowns or medieval dresses, these comfortable medieval shifts protect your fine period clothing from sweat and oils, helping your period garments stay fresh longer. We offer period chemises with long bell sleeves and with short sleeves of various lengths. This category includes Celtic chemises, wench chemises, noblewoman chemises, peasant maiden chemises, Norse chemises, Victorian chemises, chemise blouses, and Italian Renaissance chemises. These period underdresses make a great addition to historical re-enactment outfits, theatrical costumes, and party attire.
The Celtic Chemise was worn under all medieval ladies clothing. Our well-made chemise has very long sleeves and ties at the shoulders. It is a very special Celtic look that goes well with almost any gown.
The Long Sleeve Wench Chemise features a long sleeve with a ruffled cuff. There are ribbon bows at the wrist and on the upper arm, giving this chemise a custom made look. It is a necessity for a Medieval or Renaissance wardrobe.
This underdress is made from 100% Muslin and features elastic wrist cuffs and a drawstring neckline which can be worn on or off the shoulder, whichever the occasion demands. It goes great with a variety of different dresses and garments.
This lovely short sleeve chemise is made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend fabric with an elastic neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulders depending on your mood. This style features a puffy shoulder with elastic cuffs.
This style features a long sleeve with a wide bell sleeve cut at an angle. This waist length Bell Sleeve Chemise is an extremely versatile piece that should be a necessity for any Medieval or Renaissance wardrobe.
This Medieval Chemise is a beautiful handmade 100 percent cotton chemise. The Medieval Chemise has a button at the top of the neckline. The Medieval Chemise is worn under all gowns, bodices and skirts, like a medieval slip.
The Classic Chemisette is a delightful and stylish top that is nothing less than Renaissance chic. Thanks to its simplicity, this top has a myriad of uses, ranging from being worn under dresses to acting as a stand-alone garment.
Centuries ago, virtually every medieval and renaissance outfit began with a chemise, and now, you can begin your own costume the same way with this Medieval Chemise Dress, providing an authentic start to your own historic costume.
The Pirate Wenchs Short Chemise has sleeves that are trimmed with white lace and have a ribbon tie that suits any pirate or wench look. It looks great worn with a skirt or layered skirts and is perfect to wear under bodices or corsets.
This Short Sleeve Ruffled Chemise has a elastic neckline, giving you the option to wear it on or off the shoulders depending on your mood. This style features a puffy shoulder with elastic cuff and a matching ribbon bow.
Made of cotton muslin and machine washable, this chemise with a drawstring neckline has full, long sleeves with metallic trim sewn down them. This chemise is only thigh-length, making it a great option for hot summer days!
This Long Sleeve Simple Chemise is made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend fabric that is very breathable and has a elastic neckline, giving you the option to wear it on or off the shoulders depending on your mood.
The chemise is worn under gowns, bodices, and skirts, like a medieval slip. Chemises absorb the bodys oils and leave less wear and tear on the outer garment, which was usually more expensive. The chemise does the same job today.
The Renaissance chemise is made of 100 percent cotton and features elastic at the neck and at the cuffs. The Renaissance chemise can be worn on or off the shoulders. The Renaissance chemise is designed to be worn as an undergarment.
Our new delicate lace trimmed chemise in white is a very feminine undergarment that is light and airy. The sleeve edges and neckline have a small white lace trim. It is a great all-around garment to wear.
This Celtic Chemise is a beautiful handmade rayon medieval chemise. The Celtic Chemise has a generous length of drawstring at the neckline with full, long sleeves. The Celtic Chemise is worn under gowns and skirts, like a medieval slip.
While a chemise is typically considered to be something of an under-garment, the Wide Sleeved Norse Chemise is really more of a versatile, multi-purpose article of clothing that can be used to fill a variety of roles beyond the norm.
This Noble Ladies Chemise is a beautiful handmade baroque medieval chemise. The Noble Ladies Chemise has ruffled collar with a button up neckline. The Noble Ladies Chemise is worn under gowns, bodices and skirts, like a medieval slip.
This Renaissance Chemise is a beautiful handmade rayon medieval chemise. The Renaissance Chemise has a generous length of drawstring at the neckline with very full and long sleeves.
This classic short chemise is made from 100 percent cotton fabric, which feels great on your body. The elastic cuffs create puffy sleeves down at the wrist and elastic on the neck gives an option to wear it on or off the shoulders.
Historically, the chemise was worn against the skin for reasons of comfort, cleanliness, and style. Its role has not changed much, as the Split-Arm Chemise makes a wonderful addition to most medieval and Renaissance style garments.
The Country Maiden Chemise Top is a lovely medieval chemise. It is made from light-weight Muslin cotton, making it very comfortable. It is designed to be worn under any womans gown, bodice, or blouse, just like a medieval shift would be.
This classic medieval chemise is made of high quality rayon fabric which gives flowing and flattering look. Its classic medieval design makes this chemise a necessary part of your medieval wardrobe.
This Gothic Chemise is a beautiful handmade cotton medieval chemise. The Gothic Chemise has tall collar. The Gothic Chemise is worn under all gowns, bodices and skirts, like a medieval slip.
Our Renaissance Short Chemise is made from 100 percent cotton, which has a charming look with a length just reaching the knees. The elastic cuffs make the sleeves hang on to the wrist that enhance the styling and give it a casual look.
The dress might have been the common choice for the ladies and girls of the medieval era, but it was not always worn alone. Sometimes, this Full Length Medieval under Dress would have accompanied it, for reasons of style as well as for layering.
A medieval designed chemise with drawstring at the neck and elastic at the elbow. The Anne Of Cleves Chemise has stylish sleeves below the elbow and forms nice frill on the elbow. Lace on the back gives it nice and curvy fit.
The Medieval chemise is made of 100 percent cotton and features a drawstring at the neck, elastic at the elbows, and buttons at the cuffs. The Medieval chemise has fitted sleeves below the elbow and forms ruffles above the elbow.
This lightweight garment is perfect for those warmer weather events. The Surrey Chemise is a more dressy variation of the simple period chemise. The Surrey Chemise is made of a Polyester Cotton blend and come in white only.
Our Ruffled Chemise has full, long sleeves with ruffles around the drawstring neckline and elastic cuffs. It is recommended for wear with all our gowns or bodice-skirt sets. It is made of cotton muslin and is machine washable.
The Italian Renaissance Short Chemise is a beautiful chemise. It is made from high-quality satin, making it quite comfortable. It is designed to be worn under any woman's gown, bodice or skirt, just like a medieval shift would be.
The Classic chemise is made of 100 percent cotton and features a drawstring at the neck and elastic at the cuffs to give a puffy look. The Classic chemise is designed to be worn as an undergarment with medieval clothing and dresses.
This beautiful chemise goes well with Peasant Over-Dress. The Peasant Chemise has back lace that gives shape to the dress and enhances the figure. Two Strings on each sleeve enhance the design and give a lively feel to the chemise.
Our Celtic Decorated Chemise is made of 100 percent Cotton. The Chemise has a beautiful lace that runs along the sleeves. The Celtic chemise has elastic around the neck to give the option to wear on or off the shoulder.
Our Medieval Arm Garters are the perfect way to jazz up any medieval or Renaissance gown. Arm garters are a clever accessory designed to bind and decorate sleeves. Each set of arm garters comes as a set of six, three for each arm.
The chemise was worn under medieval ladies clothing. It kept the outer clothing cleaner by absorbing perspiration. The Black Chemise was often slept in as well. This is a handmade medieval style chemise made from Cotton fabric.
Our Silk Chemise features delicate ruffles on the drawstring neckline. Full bell sleeves help to make an elegant, comfortable chemise. This chemise looks stunning when worn under any of our dresses, gowns, or bodices.
The Celtic Chemise is made of 100 percent cotton and features bell shaped sleeves and a drawstring at the neck. The Celtic Chemise is designed to be worn as an undergarment with medieval clothing and dresses.
The Victorian Style Full Length Chemise is a lovely chemise that is made from light-weight batiste fabric. This comfortable garment is designed to be worn under any womans gown, bodice, or blouse, just like a medieval shift would be.
The Ruffled Collar Chemise Top is a lovely medieval chemise. It is made from light-weight Muslin cotton, making it very comfortable. It is designed to be worn under any womans gown, bodice, or blouse, just like a medieval shift would be.
The Gothic Chemise Top is a beautiful medieval-styled chemise. It is made from quality batiste fabric, making it quite comfortable. It is designed to be worn under any womans gown, bodice, or blouse, just like a medieval shift would be.
For a touch of class and elegance added to your chemise design, look no further than the Celtic Decorated Linen Chemise. This chemise is made from soft linen fabric and features attractive lace, which runs along the sleeves.
Not only is this Italian Camicia Chemise a stunning accent that adds layering, body, and detail to your overdresses and bodices, but it is also a light garment that you can easily wear in the warmer seasons without any added discomfort!
Fashioned after the underclothes that were historically worn women from all walks of life, the Classic Linen Chemise is a garment that not only looks great when paired with all manner of dresses, but is also quite comfortable, too.
The Celtic Linen Chemise is a beautiful interpretation of a classic medieval garment designed to be worn by ladies under all manner of medieval clothing. This chemise is very comfortable, being made from linen blend fabric.
This New Orleans Camisole is part of a flirty little Edwardian lingerie ensemble when paired with our pantaloons, making an enticing number in the boudoir. This period camisole is also perfect for wearing alone or as an undergarment.