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Women's Florence Nightingale Costume

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Items Included
  • Dress
  • Apron
  • Arm Band
  • Hat
  • 100% polyester
  • Dress has back zipper, princess-cut bodice
  • Yellow neckline ruffle & sleeve cuffs
  • Yellow broadcloth pinafore apron has same-fabric neck band & waist ties
  • Broadcloth arm band has printed red cross, closes w/ hook & loop fastener
  • Broadcloth hat has elastic in gathered edge
  • Exclusively, made by us!

Superhero in Skirts

Not all superheroes wear capes... or spandex, for that matter. Take Florence Nightingale, a respectable English woman, she was expected to marry and live the quiet Victorian life of hearth and home. But she followed a calling to serve others and heal the sick and wounded.

With a backstory like that, Nightingale would make a natural comic superhero. She's got the name, to begin with. She comes from an unlikely background. She's inspired generations of superhero nurses in the years to come. And she's even got a sidekick, Nightingale carried around a little owl that she rescued in Greece named Athena. While we know that wearing an ankle-length dress isn't typical for saving the day, we think any history buff can make this 19th-century heroine into a superhero no one will forget!

Details & Design

Our creative team designed this costume with history buffs in mind! The high neck and floor-length skirt maintain the modesty that was expected from the gentlewoman nurse in the 1800's. The dress zips up the back and has a princess cut bodice. A full white apron secures around the waist with ties and crosses over the back, making you look ready for your patients. Topped off with a white, ruffled cap and a broadcloth band toting the red cross, this costume is great for costume parties, plays, and presentations! 

Legendary Lady 

Are you ready to take on the look of a legend? The founder of nursing has a romantic image that's been painted and recreated for a hundred years so you can be sure that it's a fun role to take on. When paired with an old fashioned lamp, this costume will bring the heroine to life in an instant. Sure, the war of Crimea that made Nightingale famous might be a distant memory but her heroics live on!

Size Chart
Runs Small
Slightly Small
True To Size
Slightly Large
Runs Large
Size Measurement Standard Metric
X-Small Chest 34" 86cm
X-Small Sleeve Length 24" 61cm
X-Small Waist 26" 66cm
X-Small Dress Length 58 1/2" 149cm
Size Measurement Standard Metric
Small Chest 36" 91cm
Small Sleeve Length 24" 61cm
Small Waist 28" 71cm
Small Dress Length 58 1/2" 149cm
Size Measurement Standard Metric
Medium Chest 38" 97cm
Medium Sleeve Length 24" 61cm
Medium Waist 30" 76cm
Medium Dress Length 58 1/2" 149cm
Size Measurement Standard Metric
Large Chest 41" 104cm
Large Sleeve Length 24" 61cm
Large Waist 34" 86cm
Large Dress Length 58 1/2" 149cm
Size Measurement Standard Metric
X-Large Chest 44 1/2" 113cm
X-Large Sleeve Length 24" 61cm
X-Large Waist 37" 94cm
X-Large Dress Length 58 1/2" 149cm
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    Five Stars
    By Paula Bearden  | October 31, 2022
    Height 5’5 | Weight 172 | Size X-Large
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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    By Maria  | February 26, 2020
    I buy this Florence Nightingale costume 2-3 days ago and it is so perfect for the 2020 Florence celebration in my hospital, im a nurse.

    The delivery was so fast just for extra 12$ and i live in Israel.

    The quality is very good just take in mind the fabric is not stretch, my size is usually S but i take the M and it was perfect fit.

    It is abit long for me but im just short so not the costume problem hhhh
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    Oh! We're so glad you like this Florence Nightingale costume. We love our made by us historical costumes! This picture turned out great, thanks for posting it!
    A total hit with the medical clinic!
    By Kat  | October 28, 2022
    Height 5'2" | Weight 135 | Size Small
    I ordered a small (I'm 5'2" and about 135lb) and it was SO long. I ended up having to take about 6" off the skirt of the dress and a little over 3" off the apron. If you hem the skirt be sure to fold over your hemline, I didn’t and it frayed a bit which I should have anticipated. I also wear a 34-36 A, but this was really tight through the the chest. It was fine once it was on and zipped up, but I needed help zipping and un zipping it. The arm band was also too small even though my arms fit in the sleeve just fine. I ended up tacking some elastic on the arm band and no one was the wiser. All in all it was comfortable once I got it on and the other medical staff loved it. I worked a full day of clinic in it with no problems. It is wonderful quality and easy to wear. If your concerned about size I'd recommend going a size up if you're comfortable with taking in a seam here and there.
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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    Size is way off
    By Flo No Mo  | October 25, 2021
    Height 5'9" | Weight 145 | Size Medium
    I wear a 6 in every brand - this is so tight I am afraid it will rip. Too late to return so taking my chances. Not true to size at all. Even the arm band is too tight. Thin fabric but appears well made.
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    Five Stars
    By Anonymous  | October 8, 2021
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