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Abbington Blouse - Black


Item: 002670



Our black Abbington Blouse decidedly dark yet still communicates a dainty, lady-like image. Always a stylish choice for the turn-of-the-century Gibson Girl or to keep with fashion etiquette during a Victorian mourning period.

Designed with delicate lace embellished vertically down the bosom and sleeve, additional lace trims the high collar and long barrel cuffs. Puff top sleeves and a gathered back yoke help to create the hourglass silhouette made so famous in the era.

Fashioned from 100% cotton, exclusive of lace trim. Imported. Professionally dry clean or machine wash cold, line dry. Available in ladies’ sizes S - 3X.

Available in several colors.

Note: Lace may vary.

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Sizing Chart
Size Bust
(up to)
S 34"
M 37"
L 40"
XL 43"
2X 45"
3X 50"

Ladies Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.38/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Great Blouse
My mom loves the blouse it fit perfect
Apr 22, 2022
Whitefish MT
Abbington Blouse
Jan 14, 2021
The blouse fit perfect to the measurements. It looked great for what I used it for.
Oct 30, 2020
Lompoc Ca
Great Blouse
I had this one in white for years and i loved it, sooo get one in every color, right? I have altered it by moving the buttons and by cutting the fabric behind the lace to make it insertion lace. This is a great blouse if you want an insertion lace blouse but really don't want to have to make a whole blouse. Good construction and quality, very easy to alter for personalization.
Jul 11, 2020
San Francisco CA
The design was just as it appeared on the website and was just what I needed. The seams over the shoulders were very scratchy and uncomfortable.
Aug 1, 2019
Manhattan Ks
Black Blouse
Nice quality. Great fit. I put twill tape on the shoulder seam to relieve the scratching. This blouse will be used a lot.
May 11, 2017
Verna Jones
Rapid City SD
Love the blouse
Victorian feel, love the blouse and fit.
Oct 21, 2016
Cape Cod MA
runs large, expensive
I purchased this blouse for my teen daughter to wear in a production set in the late 1800s. The style was perfect, the blouse looked great up close and on stage. The shipping was very fast. The blouse will be a great addition to our growing costume wardrobe. I would give this 5 stars except for a few issues ... First, the sizing information for the blouse is not helpful. We measured exactly based on the sizing info posted and purchased a large. It was HUGE all over. We had to quickly purchase a smaller size which fit perfectly. Second, right away the buttons began to unravel and had to be re-sewn, AND the buttonholes were also unraveling. Third, this blouse is pricey at $56.95, especially with the buttons and buttonholes not sewn well. Regarding the sizing information: sizes are suggested based only on bust measurements. It would be helpful if the specific measurements of the blouse (shoulder width, arm length, as well as a flat measurement of the torso width of the blouse) would be posted for each size. Customers could then make a more informed size choice and would be less likely to have to pay for a return.
Sep 19, 2016
Sparta Te
itchy shoulder seam
I like the quality of this blouse. As I read in the reviews, the cuffs were too big around so I had to either move all those buttons or make a dart. I made a dart in each. The top of shoulder seams were very itchy where the edges were surged. I decided to cover them with some fabric and that fixed the problem. I also washed the blouse and upon ironing it, saw that it was drawn up in some places that the ironing was able to mostly press out. This isn't uncommon with cotton products. Now it fits just fine.
Apr 7, 2016
Candice Davis
Seattle WA
Beautiful shirt, but big!
I bought this shirt for my Marie Curie Halloween costume, and the look was PERFECT. It's a beautiful shirt, and clearly high quality -- made of nice, thick fabric. It did seem to run a lot larger than I was expecting. I ordered a size that, according to the size chart, would fit my bust and be a bit large everywhere else. But it wound up being pretty tent-like. Perhaps that's my fault for being disproportionate, but even still, the sleeves extended well past my hands, and I had to take the cuffs in by several inches to get them to stay at my wrists. So if you're deciding between two sizes, I'd recommend going for the smaller one. (One of the key features of this shirt is the puffed shoulders, and you don't want the shirt to be so big that those aren't sitting on your shoulders.) But don't be deterred by my experience with the sizing -- it really is a beautiful & high-quality shirt. I'll definitely be buying more clothes from Historical Emporium in the future.
Nov 6, 2015

Beautiful blouse
Quality blouse, size is accurate & fits like I had it custom made. However, the sleeves have a lace trim running down the length of the sleeve. At the inside shoulder seam the lace scratched & irritated my skin. So I hand-stitched in bias tape to cover the seam across the top of the shoulder. Problem solved. It just took some of my time to fix it. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. I would buy it again if I need another color.
Nov 5, 2015
Tucson Ar
Cute but painful
The blouse is beautiful. I'd say it runs a bit large. The problem is where the sleeve meets the bodice at the shoulders. The lining used to make it "puffy" is so uncomfortable and scratchy that you will need to wear a T-shirt underneath it to prevent a rash. This may be practical in Victorian London, but not so much in California.
Oct 29, 2015
San Jose Ca
abbington blouse black
Nov 3, 2014

Elegant in Black
As always a beautiful blouse. Great material and beautiful details. Goes with all my skirts. I have this same blouse in White. Perfection.
Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles CA
The blouse came quickly and was exactly as presented on the website. Fits great and goes perfectly with the costume I had made for the production.
Nov 19, 2013

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