This may or may not actually qualify as a traditional women’s tactical shirt, but that’s how it’s labeled, so that is how we shall report it! And in any case, the term Self Rescuing Princess with a ballistic helmet aboard is tactical enough for us. So, for those badass lady types who prefer a brain bucket with NVGs and earpro to a crown and glass slippers, welll here you go: Southernly Zen’s Tactical Self-Rescuing Princess.

Even if you’re not going full Ani Bezzerides or Jenette Vasquez while wearing it.

If you look closely, you’ll see that in addition to all the stuff ya need on your brain bucket, you also have a tiara atop that! And a rifle. Seems pretty self-explanatory.


Would Cara Dune, Evelyn Salt,  Andromache of Scythia, Sarah Connor, or Ms. Perkins wear a tactical princess shirt? We have no idea. We think so…but maybe they’d prefer the straight tiara-royalty or cowgirl version.

Self-Rescuing Princess Shirt Options

 Self Rescuing Princess, Tactical

 Self Rescuing Princess, Badass Women

 Self-Rescuing Princess, Cowgirl Equestrienne (PENDING)

This is the first shirt style with this design put out by Southernly Zen. It has a fully-equipped helmet (hard to tell if it’s Kevlar or bump), a tiara atop that, and a rifle ready to snatch up and roll out.

It’s printed on a Bella Canvas 6400 Women’s Jersey Short Sleeve. If we’re deciphering social posts correctly, additional styles (athletic cut, moisture-wicking, and maybe hoodies) will be available soon. The different types of “lifestyle” shots we’re seeing are apparently just to gauge interest.

Confidence and the ability to take no shit are the hallmarks of a squared-away self-rescuing princess, regardless of profession or rank.

Features: Sideseamed. Slim fit. Shoulder taping. Longer body length.

This is how apparel manufacturer Bella Canvas describes the garment:

“Her go-to tee fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a slim feminine fit, crew neck, short sleeves, and superior combed and ring-spun cotton that acts as the best blank canvas for printing. Offered in a variety of solid and heather CVC colors.”

  • • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
  • • Athletic heather is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
  • • Other heather colors are 52% cotton, 48% polyester
  • • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/y² (142 g/m²)
  • • Pre-shrunk fabric
  • • Designed specifically for strong women
  • •Crewneck
  • • Relaxed fit
  • • Side-seamed
Many princesses and undistressed damsels require neither a knight nor a prince to rescue them. They do their own work.