New Anne Boleyn Dress Launched

Posted By on February 17, 2010

Anne Boleyn Dress

What better way to celebrate our first birthday than by launching the very first of our custom, handmade Anne Boleyn dresses?!

The Marquis of Pembroke red velvet dress was the Anne Boleyn dress which won the most votes in our site poll a few weeks ago, so Kris got busy designing it, drawing out the pattern and making it, and here it is!

It is an exquisite dress and it is now available to order here exclusively at The Anne Boleyn Files. It is not an “off the peg” dress, it will be made for you personally and to your very own measurements – that’s my dress in the photo!

Anyway, here are the details:-

This gorgeous Anne Boleyn dress is a handmade replica of the one worn by Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn in Season 2 Episode 2 of “The Tudors”, where Henry VIII makes Anne the Marquis of Pembroke (see slideshow below).

Your dress will feature:-

  • Stunning red velvet with hand-made fully beaded appliqués, beaded and sequined trim and metallic loopy trim
  • A fully lined bodice which is interlined with canvas
  • Boning throughout the bodice to give you that Tudor look
  • An elastic waist with toggle so you can let it out if you just happen to have a meal fit for a King
  • Availability in black velvet too

The bottom of the skirt has been serged and is ready for you to hem when you decide what shoes you want to wear with the dress. You can order it now at our Anne Boleyn Dresses page.

See slideshow below for front and back views:-

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Matching Items

In the Marquis of Pemroke scene in “The Tudors”, Natalie Dormer wears the Red Flower Earrings – see our earrings page – and an ornate ruby necklace, which Daniela is working hard on designing at the moment.

Ruby necklaces which would look great with this dress include the Anne Boleyn Snowflake Necklace, the Anne Boleyn Ornate Ruby Pearldrop Necklace, the Anne Boleyn Ruby Pearl Pendant or the Anne Boleyn Ruby Necklace – all found on our The Tudors Necklaces page or the Anne Boleyn Ruby Ivory Pearl Necklace or of course the Anne Boleyn B Necklace – see our The Tudors Pearl Necklaces page. Team one of those with our Anne Boleyn Ruby Ring and you’ll look like a Queen, or the Marquis of Pembroke!! You could, of course, team the dress with our Anne Boleyn Pearl Crown in ruby to really feel regal!

Kris will also be making a matching French Hood to go with the dress – watch this space!

The next dress we are planning to launch is the Execution Dress in a few weeks time.

29 thoughts on “New Anne Boleyn Dress Launched”

  1. Beth says:

    What a fantastic dress! I love the colour. Wasn’t this gown also worn by Helena Bonham Carter as Anne in the ‘Henry VIII’ mini series from a few years ago?

  2. Angelina says:

    How much? and its BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Claire says:

    Possibly, Beth, I’m not sure. I can’t wait to wear it at Hever!

  4. Claire says:

    It’s $315 plus shipping and is completely custom made to your measurements.

  5. Nancy says:

    Beautiful! And not quite as expensive as I’d expected it to be! (Although I wish I’d known about the matching necklace and French hood before I placed my order for the Anne Boleyn French hood and Anne Boleyn ornate ruby pearldrop necklace – now I’ll be tempted to order ALL of them). You mentioned that the execution dress will follow in a few weeks time. Will it be available in time for the Anne Boleyn Experience 2010? I’d love to wear it to the Tower on May 19 (together with the white cloth cap that Natalie wore in the series).

  6. Claire says:

    Hi Nancy,
    Sorry, I didn’t actually know about the matching hood and necklace – that’s all come about today! I’ll ask Kris about the execution dress for you and she will be making the cloth cap too.

  7. Adele says:

    Lovely color. I’m with you Nancy, I’m waiting on the execution dress, I loved that style and the color. I’m bringing my own gown for the trip, an early Tudor. Plain but used rich fabrics!

  8. Bella says:

    Oh wow, that dress is simply stunning! Such an amazing colour! Makes me wish I had a spare few hundred dollars!

  9. Sabrina says:

    I want this soo bad.. I’ll have to show this to my fiancee. 🙂

  10. julie b says:

    To everyone going on the Experience trip:

    Please take lots of pictures and post them on this site. I would love to see everyone and I would love to see Hever and everything else you guys will do.
    Wish I could go:(

    Thanks, Julie

  11. Tudorrose says:

    I just adore this dress red the symbol of Catholic maytrdom.I thought that initially the first dress would not be completed and ready to buy until mid-march…if I am right in thinking.Well as it has arrived to the site already aswell as ready to purchase this makes it even the better.It must have taken the dress designer a while to make aswell as being quite difficult and there is still more to come…there is more to be made. I know that this dress was worn during Anne Boleyns enoblement when she was given a title by the King of England when his majesty was smitten with his love and soon to be bride.Also it comes with a necklace and earing set and not forgetting the major part a crown.I would love to see the necklace be made and put on here but I think that it will quite complex to design and make due to the style of the necklace.
    I cannot wait to see the next dress when in completion and ready to buy.I will be placing an order for this dress plus the grey execution dress in the next few weeks aswell as others…

  12. Tudorrose says:

    Ah…one thing that I had forgotten Anne Boleyns title was Marquess/Marchioness of Pembroke.Marquis would have been given as a title to a male as this is the masculine equivilent to my deffrentiation of the title.Just a word of warning… 🙂

  13. Claire says:

    Hi Everyone!
    I’m so glad that you all love the dress, hasn’t Kris done a wonderful job at it?! I’m really pleased with it and will be wearing it with pride at Hever. Yes, Tudorrose, it was due to be launched mid March but Kris managed to get it done early and is now working on the execution dress with the matching white cap, then the others will follow. I think they will be a great addition to the site.

    Yes, you’re right about how the title is a male title but one book I read (can’t remember where I read it) mentioned that Henry was actually bestowing a male title on Anne so that she held it in her own right, rather than giving her the female title of Marquess or Marchioness which was usually given to the wife of a titled man, a Marquis. It was a huge event Anne being given this title, it showed how much Henry respected her and how much he wanted to show England, France and Europe that she mattered to him and would be his Queen. A male title and a lavish ceremony definitely showed that Anne mattered.

  14. Emma (cotswolds) says:

    Stunning dress! absolutley beautiful. I just wish I had somewhere to where such a dress!! ….It would be wasted on me just doing the housework in it, or picking up my little boy from school lol.

    Maybe if the AB Experience is on next year 😉

  15. Beth says:

    I was right about the dress being reused. Here it is on Helena Bonham Carter during Anne’s trial scene in ‘Henry VIII’ and on Natalie Dormer in ‘The Tudors’.

    It’s nice to know that these beautiful costumes aren’t just used once then forgotten about 🙂

  16. Claire says:

    Oh yes! I noticed that the blue dress is also on the front of a Philippa Gregory book but I didn’t notice that one, it’s good that they believe in recycling!

  17. Claire says:

    I can certainly pass those photos on to Kris. I think the gold one that we do already, the Showtime one rather than handmade one, is supposed to be a gold version of the second photo. I too love that first one, incredibly sexy and the third one is really pretty.

  18. Anne-Laure says:

    This dress is MAJESTIC! I voted for it and I’m glad other fans love it too!!! OK, now I need to check my bank account and stop eating but hey! that way I’ll buy the lower seize! 😉 Good job! This is so gorgeous!

  19. Nancy says:

    I can think of another of the dresses I’d like to see made. It was one that Anne wore in the first season of The Tudors when she and Henry went to dinner with Wolsey. I believe it was blue or silver blue, and it had a flower embroidered on the bodice.

  20. Claire says:

    I’ll have to look through my DVD and find that scene, sounds a pretty one.

  21. Anne-Laure says:

    This is the one, and it’s true, it’s lovely!

    What about The Other Boleyn Girl gowns? That’s just a suggestion, I don’t want to sound like a spoiled little girl! But some of them are cute too! 😉

  22. Claire says:

    Thanks for the photo link, Anne-Laure, that is a pretty one.

    Kris actually has got a TOBG dress planned so watch this space!

  23. Nancy says:


    Yes, that’s the dress! Thanks for adding the link!

  24. Nancy Alex. says:

    That dress is Divine!! I really do hope you lucky ladies post photographs of your time at Hever!
    Claire, I also am beginning to plan for next year’s trip. Please tell us if you’re going to be able to have a similar trip next year.

  25. Sophie says:

    I ADORE this dress it makes a statement which is what Anne done when she was in court with many going for the blonde hair, blue eyes woman, Anne was different and I think Henry noticed that.

    I really hope one day that Anne’s masquerade dress from season one will be made, it’s gorgeous.

  26. Xena says:

    So beautiful Henry would be turning over in his grave had he seen it.

  27. WishIWasABoleyn says:

    I wish ya’ll were still selling these. They are to die for. I’ve been looking everywhere for them.

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