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The 10 Best Stand Collar Shirts

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of stand collar shirts, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked stand collar shirts in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific stand collar shirts have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Victorian Mens Dress Shirt - High Stand Collar - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Shirts Black Cotton Solid Dress Tuxedo |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Vampire

ITEM 004191

$63.95

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Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Quality and fancy
Want to feel like a fancy Victorian man of status. Then this is the shirt for you, especially when accompanied by a puff tie or ribbon tie you can feel confident you'll look amazing!
Jul 25, 2020
Cameron
Adelaide So
AU
My go-to favorite
I'm sensitive to fabric textures, and this shirt (stolen from husband and altered) is my go-to. It's a lovely high quality, has stood up to 6 years of washes so far with very little fading and no pilling at all.
Oct 7, 2019
Ginger

Great Dress Shirt
I have three of these in White and decided to get one in Black! No Disappointment! Add a Puff Tie or Ascot (I have several) in a bright color. Never disappointed with the Emporium Stores!
Dec 21, 2018
Erv Spevacek
Victoria MN
US
Excellent
Perfect.
Aug 29, 2018
George Smith
Ventura CA
US
Steampunk Attire
For Steampunk Carnival Ball. Picked and chose among the offerings.
Jan 18, 2018
Gordo
Key West FL
US
Satisfied
Totally satisfied. This was the fourth item I purchased, that should speak for itself.
Jan 11, 2018
Toby
Auburn IN
US
Fantastic!
I love this shirt! Pricey but I'm glad that I purchased it. The quality is excellent. I received it promptly. I have bought from Historical Emporium in the past and will do so again. Check out their Homberg Hats.
Oct 12, 2017
Hot Toy
Maryville Te
US
PERFECT!
This shirt is great, versatile and comfortable. There is but one very minor issue with this shirt, from my standpoint anyway, cannot wear cufflinks with this shirt. It fits well and looks good in all respects. I would easily recommend this shirt to others.
Sep 21, 2017
Alan Sider
Dawson City Yu
CA
Best Halloween Ever
I purchased the Victorian Men's Dress Shirt with the High Stand Collar in black for my steampunk Halloween costume. I paired it with the Crimson Commander's Vest for a factory forman/ engineer look. Following the sizing guide I was a bit nervous of the fit, being a Plus-sized gentleman. I was quite surprised to find the product properly enveloped me. For once I have an awesome costume that isn't being unduely stretched by my figure. Will Buy Again.
Oct 15, 2016
DC Williams
Meridian Mi
US
great shirts
I have been impressed with the 2 shirts that I have purchased , I use them as everyday wear and they are now part of my corporate wardrobe... I'll be back
Nov 8, 2014
Ron
Waiau ca
NZ
First time buyer, lifetime customer!
The shirt arrived within three days of ordering! The fit was fantastic and comfortable. I have been looking for a site that provides quality and I've found it. I would recommend Historical Emporium to any and all, and will be purchasing goods from them in the near future.
Oct 10, 2014
David Hernandez
Austin Te
US
Good fit in large sizes
Apr 26, 2014
Anonymous

Victorian Mens Dress Shirt - High Stand Collar...
I love it and thanks so much for bring me this product.
Nov 19, 2013
Texas Star Felines
Calvert TX
US
quality shirt
I like it. It fit just right. The quality was better than expected.
Jul 20, 2013
Robert
Redlands CA
US
Victorian Mens Dress Shirt-High Stand Collar-Black
I also have the White one & I love them both. Thanks
May 17, 2013
Nikki Longo
Lindenhurst Ne
US

 

#2 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Bard Shirt - White

 Victorian Steampunk Regency Mens Shirts White Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Pirate

ITEM 003972

$60.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

So Good
Aug 2, 2020
Anonymous
Augusta
Great Shirt - Runs small!
Love the shirt, hate the sizing! Order at least a size larger!
Nov 21, 2019
Lugh
Tucson AZ
US
A vintage piece for a modern touch...
I actually purchased this shirt as a piece for a Prince costume as it very closely resembled the shirt he wore in Purple Rain..... there are some minute differences but it was not originally designed for that purpose so that's ok. Under purple trench coat, it fits the look perfectly! Very happy with it.
Aug 22, 2019
Hector Chavez
Corpus Christi TX
US
More than just a puffy shirt!
Historical Emporium is our go-to resource whenever we need well made, period appropriate costumes for our local theater company. Unlike most online resources, if I submit a 'special instruction' note upon ordering, someone actually reads it and responds with an answer immediately! They have shipped immediately when the item is in stock, have offered great options when there are challenges but always delivered on whatever solution that is agreed. The product quality is superb - worth the price since they wash, wear and last well. We bought the Bard shirt for our tall, long armed Shakespearean actor (who happens to be my son!) and their sizing and descriptions are actually accurate - this in NOT the case with other suppliers! It came as quickly as I needed it - and as promised and was so fantastic, we actually bought another that likewise arrived quickly enough for use during the show run. Terrific! We are very satisfied customers and recommend them highly.
Aug 18, 2018
Sonoma Shakespeare
Sonoma Ca
US
Raved
Wore for a special retirement, part of which tied into the Seinfeld puffy shirt episode. Was raved over. The size xl sleeves managed to cover my arms, but would have preferred a long or tall xl.
Aug 11, 2017
Chris
CA
a wonderful buy
When this shirt arrived the first thing i noticed was how soft the fabric was . Once i wore out to a halloween event and felt how good it was on my body i thought how outstanding it really is i wore it with my velvet collar mourning coat black white spat boots and my nobleman's cane and stood out i can recommend how comfortable this shirt is you must not wear a vest/waist coat with ito though as it will hide the overall beauty and fine craftsmanship/tailoring of the shirt unless you wear a open vest Once more a wonderful item from this company with fast shipping
Nov 24, 2016
Don Jason
Sydney
AU
Awesome
I my gosh, material was soft and comfortable, very nice, If I had any decision in manufacturing of shirt The only thing is that you have to keep adjusting The elastic in the arms, cause they keep trying To cut off circulation, not good, but all in all shirt was the bomb. Good day
Jul 21, 2016
Dionicio
Chicago IL
US
Excellent!
Quality and fit were awesome. Looks great on.
Jul 16, 2016
Mickie
Antioch Te
US
so happy i found your site
I'm giving my recent purchase of the Bard Shirt 5 stars. It's the best quality and most authentic version i've seen and have been looking for quite some time. I'm so happy with my purchase and price was more than fair and it was shipped immediately. I will absolutely be referring this site to others as well as will be shopping here again and often. Thank you.
May 18, 2016
Diego
Los Angeles
Almost perfect
I was very pleased with the shirt as a whole but the big draw back was the neck was not big enough. On an XL or 2 XLR shirt the neck size should be bigger. I'm going to have to take it to be adjusted by a tailor.
May 5, 2016
Mark Clar
East Stroudsburg PA
US
brad shirt
I ordered the wrong size send back no problem
Jan 16, 2016
Anonymous

Bard shirt
It is terrific ! My husband cant wait to wear it at a steampunk wedding.
Aug 17, 2013
Karen
Three Rivers Ca
US

 

#3 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Emmeline Ruffle Blouse - White

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Blouses White Cotton Solid Traditional Fit Fancy |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Suffragist

ITEM 007745

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Blouse
Jul 31, 2020
Jeanette
Fort Stockton Tx
US
Love! Love! Love!
There's definitely some heavy starch used prior to shipping but this blouse fluffs up beautifully after being washed. The cotton is wonderfully thick and holds up well to wear. The neck is a little tighter than I expected but I've been able to make it work. That said, I'm immensely happy with this purchase. It's worth every penny.
Dec 4, 2019
Fenwyse
San Carlos CA
US
Awesome blouse!
Oct 3, 2019
Terrir
Wesley w Fl
US
A glorious blouse.
The blouse takes a good half hour to,iron. BUT. The result is a garment that thrills me. I wore it to a special event and was (well not the Belle of the Ball) but I received numerous comments as to how attractive I looked. I had on a long pendant with a deep blue stone. In truth? I felt fabulous. Karen.
Sep 5, 2019
Anonymous

CA

 

#4 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Classic Gibson Girl Blouse - White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses White Cotton Solid Traditional Fit |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Nanny and Chimneysweep Motorist Suffragist

ITEM 003812

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 50 reviews

Just what I needed
Really nicely made and exactly what I needed. I like that it's available in plus size and that it's cotton. Nothing more I could've asked for!
Jan 14, 2021
Dawn

Need 20 More
Love it, fits great, didn't even have to move the buttons! I think I need 20 more. Its a great staple blouse, good construction and quality.
Jul 11, 2020
Nessi
San Francisco CA
US
Classic Gibson - White
I love the style of the Gibson blouse, however, I returned it. I purchased two different styles of blouses and returned this one. I usually wear a "small" size. I ordered both blouses in the size "medium". For me, the neckline and cuffs on the Gibson blouse were too tight. I would recommend ordering one size larger. The fabric on the Gibson Blouse was a lighter weight than I expected. I kept the other blouse and enjoy wearing it. Historical Emporium accepted my return of the Gibson Blouse. I will be ordering from them again.
Feb 28, 2020
M. Hill
NE
US
Ladies Clothing, Jackets, evening wear and...
Jan 23, 2020
Anonymous

Gibson Girl
I took a chance & ordered this blouse online. I usually like to try on clothes & examine the material before I buy. It fits perfectly! I am very pleased with the feel of the cotton material. I can't wait to wear it on Christmas day. I wanted an "old fashion" look!
Dec 5, 2019
Gibson Girl
Kahnawake Qu
CA
Tight collar and cuffs
This is a quality product with great construction and material. This will be a great basic for many historical costume events. The shipping was fast and it was nicely packaged. I bought a large based on the sizing chart and the body fits perfectly but the neck and cuffs are meant to fit close and these dimensions should be part of the sizing chart. Also the length of the arm. I found the arms a bit short and the neck and cuffs a bit tight. It is wearable but I would have sized up if I had seen those measurements in advance.
Sep 12, 2019
Shannon
Seattle
Gibson Girl Blouse
Sizing was very accurate and quality of material very good. I followed the washing instruction provided and the blouse has kept its integrity.
Jun 15, 2019
Patty
Halifax
US
Just what I wanted
This was my first order with HE, sort of a "test balloon," and it went perfectly. The description warned that the blouses ran a bit small, so if in doubt, order up a size, and I did. Perfect fit. The event for which I need the blouse isn't until October, so I will be doing some more shopping!
Apr 13, 2019
LTKepner
Bennington NH
US
Nice blouse
Mar 7, 2019
MissyDee
Escondido CA
US
Great Quality
This blouse was perfect for what I needed. Working at a museum I sometimes need to dress in costume on certain occasions and this will be perfect for those times. It fit true to size so stick to the size chart and you'll do just fine. I will recommend Historical Emporium to the rest of my staff.
Feb 28, 2019
Tractorgurl
Norwood MO
US
not very happy
This is a nice blouse that looks very nice when used with the navy blue suit that was pictured together. The size chart let me down this time. The neck is too small and the bust is a little snug. I am thinking about exchanging.
Aug 31, 2018
HistoryBuff
Augusta GA
US
Quality blouse
I ordered this blouse for my daughter's history fair. She had to dress up as a historical figure she researched. This blouse was made with good quality fabric, and it's totally different from cheap thin material that you usually see at a costume store. I was very happy with the quality.
Mar 21, 2018
Cutetriop
Gaithersburg Ma
US
Not a great fit
The construction of the shirt, the fabric, cut, and so forth are amazing. However, the sleeves are too short for my arms, leaving me with limited arm mobility when the cuffs are buttoned. Other than that, I love it. If you have long arms (I'm 6 feet tall), this may not be a great shirt for you completely buttoned. However, it's wearable, and it is a beautiful, well made shirt.
Mar 20, 2018
Lilo
Atlanta GA
US
Perfect fit and look
This shirt is a perfect compliment to the Burgundy Victorian outfit I purchased. I looks as good with a jacket as is does on it's own. Wonderful quality!
Mar 15, 2018
Tamara
Strasburg OH
US
As usual, great quality.
Feb 25, 2018
Kathi
Ne
US

 

#5 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Weddington Blouse - Cream

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses Ivory Cotton Lace Solid Lacy Traditional Fit Fancy |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 005972

$59.95

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Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Amazing
I got this for my fiancé civil war impression and it turned out great.
Mar 20, 2019
Wheelz

US
Gorgeous, as pictured
I was extremely pleased with this blouse. I got tons of compliments on my costume. I ordered a Large based on my bust measurements - probably could have gotten the Medium, but the fit was good nonetheless.
Nov 9, 2018
Joy
Norfolk VA
US
Pretty
Needed a more formal blouse to go with a fancy Wash Day bustle skirt I sewed. This fit the bill perfectly. Well made, but fits quite snug in the bust while having almost hilariously long sleeves. Luckily a wash shrunk the cotton enough so that I did not need to alter the sleeves to make wearing feasible. Shoulder area fits per size. Next time I will order up a size. Lace is very pretty, love the ribbon detail on the sleeves, I got lots of compliments and your blouse ended up on the front page of the local paper!
Jun 11, 2018
Kelly
Arlington WA
US
Pretty
Be very careful when ordering blouses. Each item has its own sizing chart, based on your fullest chest measurement. For those of us who are not the average, the sizing requires that we buy a blouse that is sized much larger than the mainstream clothing brands. As the size of the blouse increases, so do the shoulder, waist and sleeve length. In my case, I usually wear a medium, or perhaps a large blouse, and can have it in petite to fit my 5'4" frame. For this blouse I needed an XL to fit my chest, but then had to hire a seamstress to take up the sleeves and pull in the shoulder seams. My $60 blouse now costs me $90!
Sep 30, 2017
Barbara Scholz
OAK ISLAND NC
US
perfect
Blouse was for Mrs. Claus attire that leans toward Victorian. Perfect look and fit.
Dec 13, 2016
Santa
Wilmington No
US
Lovely blouse, but too small
I ordered this blouse for a special event in which I had a time deadline. When I received the blouse I was totally in love with the look, the design and the quality. Unfortunately, the size was a problem. I normally always wear a medium in a blouse. This blouse was considerably smaller than the mediums that I have purchased in the past. Due to a deadline, I was unable to return the blouse for a larger size. I opted for a bit of my own tailoring. I let out the front darts and found it wearable. I was so sorry about the fit, otherwise I would have given the blouse 5 stars.
Oct 22, 2016
Pam
Mansfield MA
US
1800's perfect!
The size, style, and fabric were perfect! AND the price is something I can afford!! I will be ordering more in the future!
Jun 10, 2016
Depot girl
Virginia City NV
US
WOW
The blouse was just what I was looking for. The fit is perfect. Well made. I can't wait to wear it to our 225 year celebration.
May 29, 2016
Char
Fort Recovery Oh
US
elegant charm
I bought this blouse to go with a black and cream skirt that I had previously purchased from Historical Emporium. It matched just perfectly. Very lady like. Received lots of compliments when I wore it to the Victorian Museum that I volunteer at. It is comfortable and very flattering. Thank you once again for a beautiful item.
May 19, 2016
Mamatang
Los Angeles CA
US
Beautiful and Well-Made!
I bought this blouse as a present for my period-clothing-obsessed daughter's fifteenth birthday. She LOVES it. The styling is beautiful and comfortable (the medium is a *tiny* bit tight on her 34C/D chest, but the ruffling hides that), and the blouse seems to be quite well-made. As a busy mom, I love that it's machine washable. I got this to go with the Victorian Walking Skirt in navy (also a birthday present for her), and they look lovely together. If you're looking for a Victorian-style blouse, this is a great choice.
May 9, 2016
Sam
New York NY
US
just as pictured
This is a beautifully hand crafted blouse. Very high quality. And worth every penny. My costume is now complete and authentic.
Dec 3, 2015
Patricia Marr
San Diego CA
US
Historic Portrayal
I used this blouse in a portrayal of Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, wife of the 23rd President of the US, at historic Berkeley Plantation on the James River in Virginia, the Harrison's ancestal home. Although this blouse was in the "western" collection, it worked well as a "day dress" ensemble worn when at home. Paired with a patterned black velvet skirt, cameo and shawl, it was the hit of the day!
Oct 12, 2015
KJ Proctor
Williamsburg VA
US
Well Made
I am very happy with this blouse. It is. Well mad. E of quality cotton. It presses up beautifully. I would highly recommend the blouse for any time you want to change up your wardrobe with a classic.
Aug 20, 2015
Edie
Sugar Land Tx
US
weddington blouse
I really love this blouse. Fit is a little snug but I will wash in cool water to reduce shrinkage. Tina Texas
Mar 1, 2015
tina weiser
HUBBARD Te
US

 

#6 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Weddington Blouse - White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses White Cotton Lace Solid Lacy Traditional Fit Fancy |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens Suffragist

ITEM 005967

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Average Rating: 4.54/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Great Historical Clothing
I love the clothing you can purchase from the Historical Emporium..definitely aligns with historical periods... is good quality and well made. What I have found is when ordering, you need to probably purchase the next size up. I ordered the Weddington Blouse in a large because of my bust size; however, when I received it, it was too tight across the chest so I returned it and ordered an extra large. The extra large fits in the shoulders and chest, but the arm length is too long as is the length of the shirt--I could almost wear it as a night shirt. I love the design and quality of it, so I'm taking it to a seamstress to get it altered to fit my 5'1" frame. The added cost to have it altered plus the price of the shirt makes it a little pricey. I only wish they would carry petite sizes to fit those of us who are petite, then perhaps I wouldn't have the same problem the next time I order. Highly recommend the company if you are seeking historical types of clothing.
Feb 10, 2021
LBG8ator
Rockledge Fl
US
Quite Nice
This was highly sufficient, and honestly worth it for the time that I would have taken to create a similar (probably less detailed) garment. Quite good for the price. I'm excited to wear it.
May 31, 2020
Cali
Pocatello ID
US
USPS lost shipment
Sep 5, 2019
Mary S
Des Moines Wa
US
Weddington Blouse.
Perfect. This blouse makes me look beautiful. I love it. Karen
Sep 5, 2019
Karen

CA
Scratchy shoulders
Aug 10, 2019
Nita
Houston
US
Good quality product
It's a beautiful blouse, and perfect for my job as a Victorian-costumed Christmas caroler. My only problem is that despite my weight being stable over the years, and my measurements actually getting smaller by an inch or two, I now take a size 3X. I started off with the Darlington blouse as an XL, then went to 2X so that I could wear long underwear under the shirt for outdoor caroling gigs. So I ordered a 2X in the Weddington, and it was too small. If it shrunk at all, it would not have fit, let alone over a high-tech warming layer. So I ordered the 3X, and it just fits with the extra layer after the first washing, though the sleeves are a bit too long. I don't know if it's the style of the blouse or if the company's sizes have shrunk. But I guess I'd better pay more attention to losing weight if I hope to keep buying from Historical Emporium!
Dec 9, 2018
mrsthing
New Haven CT
US
Weddington Blouse
First blouse I had to send back because the size was not according to your chart. The second one did fit. The product was well made, however, the stitching used, especially in the shoulders was very itchy. I did wear it for an event last night and got a lot of compliments on the entire outfit.
Nov 12, 2018
Edith
Virginia Beach VA
US
Prickly shoulders
The blouse itself is quite nice and fits well. The shoulder seams, however, are horrible. The material to make it stiff, buckram or something, pokes right into my shoulders. It's like pins sticking into your skin. I had to sew some seam binding on it to be able to wear it.
Nov 8, 2018
Beth
Fort Worth TX
US
Wedding blouse
Like the blouse. Would've been better with 2 rows of ruffles. Was a little disappointed that the cuffs were shorter than on the photo.
Mar 15, 2018
ShellV55
Boise ID
US
Wildly Accepted
The new owner is quite pleased with this nicely made shirt
Dec 28, 2017
Jeb
Ft Wayne In
US
Small
Very well made but it runs very small. It does not match the measurements that are printed.
Dec 14, 2017
Michele
Lyndhurst NJ
US
Beautiful
Now I only wish it was in silk. But it is beautiful and goes great with a red satin skirt I have.
Dec 7, 2017
Disting
Prescott AZ
US
Beautiful blouse
This blouse fit beautifully and looks perfect on. I got several compliments on it, and will wear it again.
Oct 4, 2017
Heidi McCullough
Douglas Wy
Very happy
The blouse is just as described on the webpage. The sizing chart was a life saver and easy to follow. Delivery of my order was faster than anticipated. The blouse fits and I plan on wearing it as often as possible. Will recommend Historical Emporium to Cosplay friends.
Sep 23, 2017
Darlene
Gretna Lo
US
Just what I was looking for!
Purchased an XL when normally I wear a Large because of comments I read. Also, I put everything in the dryer so wanted to allow for shrinkage. It fits perfectly and I get compliments every time I wear it. Another quality item, thank you!
Sep 10, 2017
Kathi
NJ
US

 

#7 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Abbington Blouse - White

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Blouses White Cotton Solid Traditional Fit |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens Motorist Nanny and Chimneysweep Suffragist

ITEM 002344

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Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 73 reviews

Brava!
Mar 17, 2021
AccordionGirl
Titusville NJ
US
Comfortable Costume
I needed a roomier blouse to wear for walking tours. This blouse, though not "authentic" gives the impression, fits well, and is room enough to enjoy wearing it in hot, active situations.
May 30, 2019
Gayle
Jacksonville OR
US
Perfect
I wore this blouse for an 1894 costume while attending a Victorian Garden Party. It was perfect. The fit was just as expected. It is well-made. If you need a blouse like this, you can't go wrong getting this one.
Aug 14, 2018
Nancy
Portland OR
US
Wish it came in different fabrics
I love this shirt! The only drawback is that it is 100% cotton, so it requires ironing. (Good for authenticity; not good for regular wear.) It would be nice if some of the clothing had "easy care" fabric-blend options.
Apr 6, 2018
Laura WW
Kansas City Mi
US
Beautiful Blouse
Dec 13, 2017
Daxgirl
San Jose CA
US
Lovely blouse with good fit
I used the provided size guide and found it accurate. This is a lovely blouse, well-made, detailed, and well-finished. High quality, just like everything else I have purchased from Historical Emporium.
Oct 30, 2017
Laura O.
Washington DC
US
Abbington Blouse
This blouse was pretty true to size, but did shrink slightly in the cold water wash, which was great for me. The blouse needs to be a bit more fitted, but a few darts will solve the problem, as wearing a corset gives it much more structure and period authenticity. The blouse would be even greater if it was lined, as the material allows the corset to show, so must wear a corset cover. Overall, I love this blouse!
Aug 25, 2017
Nancy B
Madera CA
US
Well done
This blouse is very well done. It fit nicely and will easily adapt to a number of looks.
Aug 24, 2017
Liz
Wi
US
Beautiful but sizing all wrong
I was amazed at how beautiful this blouset was. The details and workmanship were just wonderful. There were two problems though. I had to get a 2XL based on the measurement chart. I have never been even close to 2XL in my life. I would probably get the 1XL size for a blouse from Historical Emporium next time I order and I will buy again. But this blouse fits fine. I swear that the sleeves were the length of an orangutan's arms. I had to cut 4-5 inches off of them. Luckily I can sew and the sleeves/cuffs were sewn on in such a manner that the sleeve was easily separated from the cuff, sleeve shortened, and sewed back so that you can not tell that the cuff was ever touched. I am 5'6" and have a normal arm length. I think someone who is shorter than I, but still fits the sizing, will have a much bigger problem. Note that I had the same problem, and will be making this same comment, on the Tabitha outfit. I hope HE can correct this sizing problem. I may not always be able to accommodate the construction changes that will probably be necessary. Good thing I sew well, just to lazy to make my own outfits.
Aug 17, 2017
Joyce
Redding CA
US
Very Nice
This is a well made garment, simple in design, but with historic accuracy.
Jul 5, 2017
Allan Stevens
Glen Echo MD
US
ABBINGTON BLOUSE
Jun 8, 2017
Ellen Harrison
HALIFAX No
CA
Beautiful
This blouse is very well made, the fits perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Quick delivery.
Feb 8, 2017
Carol
Santa Cruz Ca
US
lovely blouse
This is very attractive and well made. It will dress up many an outfit. I haven't washed it yet so can't report about care, how much ironing is needed. I am glad I purchased it, so far, at least.
Dec 29, 2016
Katie
Cincinnati OH
US
Dickens' Fair
The shipping was so fast I was able to wear the blouse to the fair! It fits wonderfully and is very comfortable. I will still wear it with an undershirt, but I don't think it's really nessisary. I would totally buy this product again.
Dec 9, 2016
Vanessa
San Francisco Ca
US
'Great addition to my costume
The fit is great. The fabric and craftsmanship and good quality. The shirt arrived in more than a timely manner.
Oct 30, 2016
Joan
CT
US

 

#8 Rated Stand Collar Shirt
Muriel Pleated Blouse - Blue

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses Blue Cotton Solid Traditional Fit Colorful |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006948

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Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Muriel pleated blouse
The blue blouse fits perfectly. Very well made. Beautiful. Thanks so much.
Jul 12, 2019
Haltnsalut...
Crittenden KY
US
Fabulous
So we'll made. Perfect for our Mrs Darling in Peter Pan.
Mar 14, 2019
Jerrycct
Columbia So
US
"Victorian" pleated blouse
This was exactly what I was looking for. Wearable cotton/poly blend will work with several different costumes!
Mar 8, 2019
Merry
Zanesville OH
US
Very Classy
Purchased this blouse to go with a Black Satin skirt and hat also purchased from this company. Absolutely fabulous. Our church had an Old Time Days. What a perfect outfit.
Jul 20, 2018
Audrey Jones
Middleport NY
US
Excellent quality, looks beautiful.
Apr 26, 2018
Kathi
NJ
US
Love it with one exception
I love the blouse. I love the color and the addition of small pleats across front. It wears well and looks lovely. My only concern is when comparing it to my other, same sized blouse purchased from you, this one is not as roomy across the bust line. I imagine the addition of the pleats gathered some of the looseness found in other style.
May 31, 2017
Bev
Baltimore Md
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School marm blouse
I have a white blouse from this company in size medium that fits perfectly. I ordered this one in medium as well but it runs larger. If I'd tried it on, I would probably have purchased a small. Also I didn't care for the white trim at the cuffs and collar so I removed it. The blouse is of excellent weight material and well finished and made.
May 11, 2017
Jackie
Stockton CA
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Abbington Blouse - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses Black Cotton Solid Traditional Fit |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.35/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

Abbington Blouse
Jan 14, 2021
Anonymous
OR
US
Perfect
The blouse fit perfect to the measurements. It looked great for what I used it for.
Oct 30, 2020
Nancy
Lompoc Ca
US
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
Nessi
San Francisco CA
US
Blouse
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
Gjs
Manhattan Ks
US
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
US
Love the blouse
Victorian feel, love the blouse and fit.
Oct 21, 2016
Mary
Cape Cod MA
US
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
Amy
Sparta Te
US
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
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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
Faith

US
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
Judith
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
Violet
San Jose Ca
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abbington blouse black
Nov 3, 2014
Anonymous

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
mamatang
Los Angeles CA
US
Excellent
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
Donna

Abbington blouse
Exceeded my expectations! Really helps one get into their role.
Oct 4, 2013
Pauline
St. Charles MO
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Louisa Blouse - White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Blouses White Cotton Solid Fitted |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Suffragist

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.45/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

So pretty
Nov 22, 2020
Anonymous

Perfect!
Excellent fit, very nice quality and craftsmanship. This blouse is perfect for the hot summer months!
Mar 6, 2020
Joanna
Crestview FL
US
Great Quality
Nov 9, 2019
Anonymous

too large
The body fits but the shoulders and sleeves are extremely large. It doen't fit for a lady.
May 2, 2019
Aventurege
Gatineau Qu
CA
Loved it
This blouse came on time, fit exactly as described, and looked fantastic!
Aug 15, 2018
Brit
Whittier CA
US
Mis sized
This blouse is very thin and runs small.
Jul 12, 2018
Anonymous

Blouse
I was very please with the great fit of this blouse! Very nice clothes all around. I have bought other items and they too are of a very nice quality. I will be buying from them in the future and recommend them highly.
Nov 17, 2016
Ann Donnelly
Bigfork MT
US
History Fan
I purchased the Louisa blouse for a special event. The quality is very good and it is true to size. I received many compliments.
Oct 9, 2016
Anonymous

Lovely blouse
This blouse is very nicely made and fits like a dream. I haven't washed it yet, and I'm hoping it won't need too much ironing... But for now it's perfect. A great addition to my early 1900s wardrobe.
May 26, 2016
DFran
FAirhope Al
US
Shirt
I love the shirt! The only problem I have it didn't fit and you don't carry it in my size.I'm a plus size woman 3x and y'all don't carry very much in love 3x that I like.
Apr 14, 2016
Laura Sale
Killen Al
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Shirt
I love the shirt! The only problem I have it didn't fit and you don't carry it in my size.I'm a plus size woman 3x and y'all don't carry very much in love 3x that I like.
Apr 14, 2016
Laura Sale
Killen Al
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Crisp, smart blouse
This was my first purchase from the Emporium, after browsing and coveting for a long time. I needed a new blouse to replace my old favorite one: I wanted a white blouse that was feminine without being overly fussy, was short-sleeved, and had detailing that could work for a steampunk ensemble or modern work attire. This fit the bill perfectly! The sizing chart was accurate, and the blouse fits me well. The fabric is sturdy but still lightweight, without being overly sheer like too many women's blouses are nowadays. Shipping was timely, too. I definitely will make more purchases in the future!
Sep 4, 2015
Natalie
Chicago IL
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Louis a blouse.
Wanted a cooler blouse . This was lightweight and much cooler than heavier long sleeve. Delivery was very fast.
Aug 14, 2015
Shirley
Cache Ok
US
Great fit, good material
Quite a nice shirt, lovely detailing on the sleeves, fit exactly as specified on the size chart.
Jul 10, 2014
Anonymous

Louisa Blouse
Sizing info on website was accurate, led to a good fit, product was as described, overall very pleased with my purchase.
Mar 14, 2014
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