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Twill Bustle Skirt - Black


Item: 002598



A perfect walking skirt, this cotton twill features ruffles at the back that give a bustle effect, without the bother of an additional bustle pad. Excellent for later Victorian impressions as skirts slimmed and bustles became more pronounced near the close of the 1800's.

Shown with the Edwardian Hoop Underskirt.

Made of 100% cotton. Imported. Unlined. Features an elasticized waist for a comfortable fit, skirt measures approximately 40 inches in length. Machine wash cold. Available in sizes XS - 3X.

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Sizing Chart
Size Waist
(up to)
XS 27"
S 29"
M 32"
L 34"
XL 37"
2X 41"
3X 42"

Ladies Sizing Guide

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Mrs Daly loves it!
As a docent at the Marcus Daly Mansion (Riverside) in Montana, I need in-period costumes to give tours. I am also a performer with our Acapella Society, singing at Christmas events. This comfortable and well-made skirt fits both venues. It has exceptional detail with the back ruffles, the slight A-line and can be used dressed or casual. I needed a small, but purchased medium, which will work for outdoor winter performances, covering the much-needed thermal underwear! I'm more of a petite, so the skirt is a bit long, but can be easily remedied, or even stylized further to create a slight train. Next time Mrs Daly appears, I'm sure she'll give a nod of approval!
Oct 27, 2023
Maribel Wadsworth
Hamilton MT
beautifully made
Very impressive quality. It's a rather heavy weight fabric, I like the body it provides. I'm wearing it with the hoop skirt. It goes well with a black blouse for a widow look and I have a burgundy ruffle blouse that looks beautiful with it as well.
Oct 25, 2019
Santa Cruz Ca
Black Twill Bustle Skirt
This skirt is well-made and perfect for the stage...very comfortable, too. I chose to wear a petticoat under it, but it also looks good without one.
Sep 27, 2018
Carmel IN
The skirt fit beautifully and was really comfortable!!! All of your items are so well made and of the best quality materials!!! Thank you!!!
Nov 10, 2017
Benicia Ca
Great Skirt
Love this skirt. Has a nicce weight to it, makes it move well. Good fit. Wish it had pockets.
Oct 22, 2017

best skirt yet
This is the 2nd skirt I have purchased here. I bought this skirt 1 size smaller than my previous skirt because I know the sizes run large. It fits perfectly, partly due to the elastic waist. It is also the right length right out of the box (I had to have my other skirt hemmed). I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a basic Victorian skirt. Keep a lint roller handy, because the twill attracts almost everything!
Feb 6, 2017
Deb Peterson
Minneapolis MN
Lovely skirt!
This is a very beautiful, well made skirt. It can be thrown in the washer and dryer and the folds and layers in the back can be touched up with an iron - don't have to dry clean! I'm paring this with a pair of victorian boots and the Abbington blouse. One could probably wear this skirt not as a costume, with a long sleeved V neck T-Shirt and a wide black belt.
Sep 1, 2016
Rochester NY
Looks so original I love the material
Aug 12, 2016
west liberty oh
This is a gorgeous garment. It is twill, so the hems will tend to fold over in the dryer and it will need a touch-up with an iron when it comes out. but you CAN put it in the washer and dryer, which is huge when you're talking about practical clothing. The length, weight, and drape of this are just beautiful. I have a thick waist, measuring around 36", and I ordered the XL. It fits well enough that I'm not going to exchange it but if I had it over I would order the Large -- there's ample stretch in the elastic and it would be a bit more snug/secure in the smaller size. Would love to see this offered in other colors!
Feb 6, 2016
Orlando FL
Love this Skirt!
This is a very pretty skirt & very comfortable! I can't wait to wear it on my trip to the Henry Ford Museum! Great look!
Aug 31, 2015
Martinsburg WV
Good quality
This skirt appears to be of good quality and very durable. It will work well with the Georgiana blouse wearing it in our 1862 era museum building, whether as a school teacher, store keeper, or housewife.
Jun 5, 2015
Jan H
Waverly Io
a rustle in the bustle
This is a super skirt. I wear a size 18 or better and it fits to perfection. AND doesn't look too big. the ruffle is only in the back and makes a nice silhouette. the front panel hangs smooth, just as it should. I would buy this in other colors too, if only it were made in brown, rust, tan or navy.
May 7, 2015
Donn Alea
Oakdale Ca
Beautiful skirt
This skirt is exactly what I was looking for! Great quality and sizing is perfect ! Being 5'11" talli was concerned about length- the length is exactly right!
Aug 29, 2014
Sammy Jo
Gulf Breeze Fl
Mdme Curie
This Bustle Skirt was excellent - I won a bottle of French Champagne so I am happy. Quick delivery, a little too large - but I think that is my fault for ordering Australian sizing!
Aug 23, 2014
Brisbane Qu
This skirt came with plenty of length for me at 5'8". It is well constructed and the elastic had a comfortable amount of give. It looks good alone; but the twill has a soft hand after washing. I don't find this a detriment at all for it makes it very comfortable. But it loses a little fullness because of it. It also looks great over hoops or with just a small bustle pad.
Mar 16, 2014
Denver Co

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