Romantic clothing and accessories inspired by history

Utrecht, The Netherlands · 902 Sales


Romantic clothing and accessories inspired by history

Utrecht, The Netherlands 902 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   This month a variation of (one of a kind) pieces will be added. On the background I am working on an all new concept and collection!


Last updated on Feb 4, 2017

This month a variation of (one of a kind) pieces will be added. On the background I am working on an all new concept and collection!

Marjolein Turin

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Marjolein Turin

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A whole new batch of shrugs is on its way! Workjng on many different pieces to make room on my shelves for an upcoming whole new collection relaxed
Backs of 3 of my new all black lace pieces. This fabric is good for endless variations on pattern matching!
A serious puddle of laces and trims as seen on my table when selecting which materials will be put on a new piece.
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Somnia Romantica

Somnia Romantica is a fashion line by dutch designer Marjolein Turin.
Gowns and short dresses form the core of the designs. Added to that are pieces that can be combined with it like cardigans, shrugs, lace tops and over skirts. The pieces are often based on authentic historical patterns, adjusted to own design and interpretation.
Inspiration comes from history, nature, myths and dreams.
Materials form an important part of the designs. Especially beautiful laces and trims both new and vintage are sourced from everywhere in The Netherlands and all around the world
The aim of Somnia Romantica is to bring nostalgia and (dark-) romantic dream scapes into modern society.
The name was easily decided. Somnia means 'dream' in Latin. It's also been translated as 'moonlight'. Both reflect the feel of the brand perfectly.
If you have any question, feel free to contact me!
For more info and links to all my social media pages, see:


Shop members

  • Marjolein Turin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Marjolein Turin - designer of Somnia Romantica - Dutch- self taught - a passion for everything elegant, mystic and dreamy - a serious obsession with lace.

  • Julia


    Seamstress Extraordinaire - keeping the Victorian Era alive - chats over teas & needlework

  • Miranda


    Dreamer - neo-romantic escapist - anachorism - partner in crime

Shop policies

Last updated on July 16, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
***Somnia Romantica does combined shipping! High shipping price is only on first item and because I ship with tracking & ensurance***

Payment can be done through Paypal and direct checkout. I do accept Etsy giftcards!

For larger orders, a layaway is possible. This mean that you can pay in 2-3 weekly or montly parts, after the last payment the item will be shipped.

Please be aware that your country's customs may impose an import duty! Somnia Romantica is not responsible for these costs and is obliged by law to write the price of an item on the package.
All pieces ship from The Netherlands. All pieces are sent out ensured and assigned with priority shipping. I ship to the address that is provided with the order. Please make sure that on Etsy you have the right shipping address noted.

Shipping time are on average:
Europe: 2-5 days
US, Canada, Australia: 2-3 weeks
World other: 2-4 weeks
If you need an items before a specific a certain date, please ask if it's possible.

When the ordered piece doesn't arrive within this time frame, it is probably at your local postal office for pick up.
It's also possible that the package is still at customs. Sometimes they're slow with clearing a package.
Somnia Romantica won't give refunds for packages getting delayed, as this is out of my hands, unless the customer gave a specific time frame and I gave a guarantee that it would arrive in time.

Please be aware that your country's customs may impose an import duty! See ' payment policy'
Refunds and Exchanges
Important note: Make sure you take your measurements correctly. If you’re not sure how to measure, see FAQ's or contact me.
The measurements are provided in the item details.
*I can only give refunds if the piece is the wrong size compared to the measurements provided in the description. As size indications like 'medium' vary a lot around the world I only sell by measurements.

Full refunds (including the cost of shipping back) can be given when the piece clearly differs from the description (other measurements than provided, wrong colour etc) or when there are clear flaws in the product.
Steps to take:
*Contact me right after the package arrived, but sure within 3 days after arrival, best with a picture of the received item. I will respond ASAP to inform you about the steps to take, please to not take any action before I got back to you!
*the piece should be shipped out back to me within 8 days, assigned and with tracking.
*When it arrived back and I confirmed the flaw, you will get a replacement item or a full refund (if the fault was clearly on my side, this includes the shipment to me).

Exchanges are possible when the item is shipped back within 7 days after receiving, and when the item has received good condition. The cost of shipping back to me and shipping of the new item will be for the buyer.

Returns are possible when the item is shipped back within 7 days after receiving, and when the item has received good condition. The refund will be minus shipping and 5% restocking fee.

Note, Somnia won’t take back any clothes that are worn, dirty (this includes animal hairs & smoke) or damaged.

If a package doesn't arrive at the buyer within the given timeframe, Somnia will set in an investigation.
Somnia Romantica won't give refunds for packages getting delayed, unless I gave a written guarantee that it would arrive in time.
Somnia Romantica won't give refunds when the wrong address was provided. Be sure that your current shipping address is provided to Etsy.

If the package arrives damaged, I advice to make a photo of the package and clothing and to contact me.

Somnia Romantica will always do everything to come to a good understanding with the customer! I'm very approchable, please do never hesitate to contact me!

Thank you and happy shopping!
Additional policies and FAQs
Here is a little measuring guide:
Be sure that you do not pull the measuring tape while measuring!
Every body is different. If you are in doubt or if you need additional measurements, don't hesitate to contact me!
* Upper arm Circumference: biceps, in between elbow and shoulder, measured around broadest part
* Arm hole circumference. Around the shoulder/armpit, measured not too tight.
* Bust circumference: measured around bust over broadest part, with bra
* Waist circumference: around waist, between hipbone and ribs.
* Hip circumference: measured around broadest part of bottom/hips
* Neck circumference: about 2 inches below the chin, measured around the neck.
* Height: your height head-toe
Other information I provide:
*Back width: this is a size I measure high on the back from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
*Sleeve length is measured from shoulder seam to longest point on the upper side of the wrist / hand.
*Other sizes will be specified in listings!
General info:
Somnia Romantica is a registered company at the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, Utrecht, nr 30172253.
This company is owned by Marjolein Van Ballegooijen - Turin

Commercial use:
Somnia Romantica makes original designs, which are the intellectual property of Marjolein Turin (married name, Marjolein van Ballegooijen-Turin) owner and designer of Somnia Romantica. It's not allowed to resell items of Somnia Romantica as your own design.
It's not allowed to copy the patterns or designs of Somnia Romantica.

It is allowed to use the items of Somnia Romantica in a photoshoot or other promotional materials, as long as nowhere is suggested that the designs belong to someone other than Somnia Romantica, Marjolein Turin.

Q: Can I have a piece made in my size/another colour, other length etc ?
A: I'm sorry to say that Somnia Romantica is currently not available for custom fit orders. All items will be premade, in stock. Almost every week new items will be added!

Q: Can I bring an own design? Can I bring a picture or a pattern for you to make?
A: SR will only sell its own designs, now and in the future. There are great tailors around for this service!

Q: Is the collection in this webshop whole collection? Are you selling it only here?
A: Yes!

Q: I'm a model/photographer/stylist/makeup artist/performer, can we work together, can you sponsor us?
A: I'm currently not doing any sponsoring in the form of giveaways, but I am open to (TFP) cooperations when I think the project is awesome :) Please contact me with all links and information and I'll let you know! On my social media sites you can get an impression of photoshoots I have already done.

Q: What does ‘Somnia’ mean and why this name?
A: Somnia is a Latin word meaning ‘dream’. In some translations the alternative meaning ‘Moonlight’ is given. The word fits the dreamy, dark romantic style of the collections.

More information

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Somnia Romantica is not available for any kind of custom (fit) orders. All items are sold as made, all items are made as OOAK or in limited quantities.

Sizing details

The items are sold by the measurements provided in the item details.

Care instructions

All items are hand wash or dry clean only, due to the delicate materials.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you like an item to be gift wrapped, this is possible. Just send me a message ahead with your wishes!

Wholesale availability

Somnia Romantica is not available for wholesale or bulk orders.