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The 10 Best Dress Skirts

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 dress skirts, 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 dress skirts in our store.

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


#1 Rated Dress Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Black Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist Nanny and Chimneysweep

ITEM 001836




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 50 reviews

Walking skirt
Love the fabric. Very well made.
Jan 30, 2020
Reno NV
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Black
Very authentic looking, great quality, perfect condition, fast delivery!
Sep 9, 2019

No petites offered
I had to pay $50 to have this twill cotton skirt altered - it was about 5 inches too long. I sent it back the first time; don't read the reviews that state it is too small. I usually wear a 2X fitted but ordered a 3X because of previous reviews. That was a mistake; the 2X was the correct size, but again - no petites were offered and I had to have this altered.
Jun 15, 2019

Comfortable skirt; great fabric and quality
This skirt is very well made inside and out, and looks great when it's worn, because the fabric is a good quality and weight, and hangs well. The measurements are accurate as posted with the description. The two sets of buttons allows you to make the adjustments to get the right fit. My order arrived when promised, and in great condition. A great shopping experience!
May 19, 2019
Very nice
Once again a very well made garment. Rather heavy but that's ok. My only fuss is that I would really like the tops go with the bottoms. I bought a black blouse and was really hoping that the black skirt would match but there is a difference, especially in the sun. The skirt is more of a dark charcoal shade. However, I will wear them together as I have a big frilly apron to break things up. Even if you sold the fabric, I could makeup an Eton jacket. I saw that is the same situation with the wool skirts. I'd buy the fabric as the cost of the fabric and the time spent making would equal out the cost of the finished garment. I go for historical accuracy as much as possible. Buying something once in a while just beats making it even if it is only half the outfit.
Apr 17, 2019
Brooksville FL
Beautiful skirt
I wear petite proportioned garments so I had to alter the length and take in the waist... better than it being too small. It's well made and good quality so alteration is possible without destroying it.
Feb 7, 2019
Monument Oh
Cotton twill walking skirt
Dec 27, 2018
Cotton skirt
Love this skirt! Fits well and very comfortable.
Oct 12, 2018
Just right
Comfortable, adjustable, and attractive. Fits true. Well made and washed well. Versatile for lots of looks.
Sep 17, 2018
Troy PA
Excellent quality
The cotton twill walking skirt in black looks fabulous. I'm very impressed with the fabric quality, attention to detail, and price. I did order an XL large and returned it for the Large--the large fits beautifully and will allow for weight loss adjustments. Now, I have to find an instock blouse! This garment is for casual wear--it looks awesome with my Fluevogs--but it can also be glammed up for night life.
Oct 12, 2017
Rochester Ne
Great Quality
The skirt is amazing, a real victorian skirt, heavy and soft. Very beautiful and comfortable.
Sep 14, 2017
Daniela Comanici
Brooklyn NY
Can't wait to order more colors!
Exactly as described. Quality made and fit perfectly. Love the back closure which is easy to adjust.
Sep 10, 2017
soft and flattering
I was amazed at how soft this was. Like brushed cotton. I am 4'10" and with the substantial amount of hemming needed, it was still shapely and flattering, and looked even better with the wide belt they sell. I'm glad to have this skirt, I think it will be very versatile for different costumes and events. Very good price for the quality.
Aug 7, 2017
Blairstown NJ
Great skirt
I recently started working where I needed 1880's clothing. I ordered this skirt and was happy that is was good quality fabric and construction. I will be able to use it for many years.
Nov 6, 2016
Hordville Ne
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt
This skirt is as described and I'm quite happy with it. Love that it has adjustable buttons in the waistline. I am 5'8" and it is the perfect length. Should look good with a hoop.
Oct 14, 2016
Cherie Barker
Texas City TE


#2 Rated Dress Skirt
Pinstripe Walking Skirt - Black/White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Gray Black White Cotton Stripe Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001785




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

This is quite nice.
This whole outfit is quite nice and goes great with the short belt. The material is strong and nicely made.
Nov 21, 2019
Beverly MA
I bought this for an event. It was beautiful and very well made. It fit perfect according to measurements. I was very pleased and will buy from this company again.
Oct 24, 2019
Confederate Rose
Tupelo Ms
Good Quality but sizing is off
The fabric and construction is good quality, but of the 4 skirts I ordered, 3 had to have the center back panel completely removed to fit properly at the waist. These definitely run a bit big.
Mar 7, 2019

Great item
I was very pleased with this skirt. Fit was as described, with quite a bit of flexibility based on the multiple buttons available.
Nov 9, 2018
Norfolk VA
Just as pictured
This was the only item in my order that matched my expectations based on the picture.
Sep 28, 2018
Folsom CA
Beautiful skirt, fits wonderfully.
Mar 20, 2018

Good Pick
Although I think the products are a bit pricey, I certainly can not complain about the construction. I purchased both the blouse and skirt and both are very well made. I am new to this time period and a little hesitant about the look of the outfit but I think it will work for 1895. I thought the adjustability of the skirt was very clever and doesn't detract from an authentic look, at least as far as I can tell. I figure I'm saving myself a lot of work and aggravation by not sewing this one from scratch. However, I will be jazzing it up with some borders and an additional collar. I will also add horsehair around the hem. This is all for an event later this month where I give house tours and like to dress to the year the house was built. I think I'm pretty happy with this purchase and will be buying a white blouse sometime in the future.
Feb 3, 2017
Deborah Charlow
Great Skirt!
I love this skirt. It is nicely made and looks great in the black and white pinstripes. I wore it for the first time today (with the matching blouse and a black jacket) for a suffragette outfit that I wore to one of the Women's Marches. These are made like real clothing, not costumes, very nice. The skirt feels very accurate to the period - smooth and staight in front with a wonderful great sweep behind. I wore three petticoats under it for the full effect. It felt great! I did get the hem quite muddy, so we'll see how she does in the laundry!
Jan 22, 2017
Jennifer C.
Walnut Creek CA
Pinstripe skirt
I am very pleased with the pinstripe skirt. The fabric and quality are great and the adjustable button waist makes for a good fit.
Nov 18, 2016
Pinstrip Walking Skirt
Though I used reasonable measurements as instructed, this skirt was much larger. Even after washing, with a fair amount of shrinkage, I had to alter the waist. But my whole outfit with the blouse and hat was stunning. I got many compliments at our 4th of July festivities.
Jul 5, 2016
Daphne Polos
Dayton Ne
The skirt is wonderful. I love the adjustable button waist. The fit is as promised.
Jan 2, 2016
Aiken SC
Love the Material
Just what I wanted. The material is perfect as is the style. The size small fit but was a little tight around the waist. I returned for the medium which fits perfect with room to expand. Hopefully, I will not need it to expand.
Sep 4, 2015
Momma Johnson
Pilot Grove MO
Great outfit. Good sizing. Tons of compliments.
Oct 24, 2014
Pinnacle NC
Loved it!
I wore my skirt with a regular-non hoop petticoat and it was perfect. It was comfortable and I received several compliments. I have since ordered a blouse and another skirt. I am only 5'3 and with a two inch heel it was just fine, no hemming necessary. Very nicely made and the material is perfect.
May 9, 2014
Los Angeles ca
Love it but,
I love the skirt, it looks fabulous on, especially with some crinoline underneath. There were two things I didn't like about it. Firstly, the size was not as expected. I ordered according to the size guide and the waist was much too large. Nice in and of itself, but I needed to re-order or do a drastic alteration. Lucky for me the event I'm going to was postponed so I had time to re-order. I ordered two more in descending sizes and was happy with the smallest one I ordered. So the first one I ordered was two sizes too large, and I ordered according to the size guide. Secondly, the way it closes in the back leaves gaps which may be period correct (or not, I have no idea), but I'm not thrilled with that issue. That being said I do love it and will have lots of fun wearing it. I will totally buy from you again!
May 8, 2014
Billerica Ma


#3 Rated Dress Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Navy

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Blue Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist

ITEM 002034




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

Excellent quality
May 8, 2020
Fort Fraser Br
Walking Skirt
I recently purchased the Navy Cotton Twill Walking Skirt & I LOVE it. The fit is just right for me even without wearing a corset. I am slowly transitioning into 19th C clothing on a full time basis & being a woman who wears a 2x makes it difficult. But you have made it easier & I received my order much quicker than I thought I would. Thank you :)
Sep 13, 2019
Robbin Buchtel
Neosho Mi
Walking Skirt.
I live in the country. This is my skirt of choice when I go out with the dogs. You wish Downtan Abbey. Karen.
Sep 5, 2019

Walking skirt
Love it! excited to wear next weekend!
Aug 22, 2019
Salem Or
great skirt
I have not had a chance to wear it yet. I do like the quality, it is not flimsy, I expect to enjoy this one for a long time,
May 15, 2019
Mary Wightman
Arlington WA
Versatile quality skirt
This is my third walking skirt ! I love them especially with the adjustable buttons on the back.
Mar 7, 2019
Escondido CA
Twill Walking Skirt
I absolutely love this skirt. It is made very well and I received many compliments on it. It fit perfect in length, just a little loose in the waist but I had layers on so it was perfect! I will definitely be buying more in the future!
Nov 3, 2018
Shopping should always be so easy!
Was happy to finally find a true dark navy blue skirt. Fit is true to size and adjusts in the back. Great quality as usual and holds up well in the wash.
May 24, 2018

This skirt is perfect! The back allows adjustments so that it fits quiet nicely. I used this skirt in my high school classroom for a simulation that we were doing and the students thought that the skirt with the Gibson blouse was delightful and helped to "set the stage" in the classroom for an era that has gone by. I have since decided to purchase the skirt in black so that i will have more options for next year!
Dec 8, 2017
Crystal Jackson
Cottonwood Ca
Walking Skirt
I found this to be true to size, with adjustable buttons in the waistband. A hidden pocket would have been an added bonus!
Aug 25, 2017
Nancy B
Madera CA
Excellent Walking Skirt
This is a beautiful skirt, with a gabardine-quality cotton, yet it does not crease and is easy to iron. At night the dark royal blue cotton takes on a lovely sheen, especially for photographs. It is easy to walk in, very smart, and I wore it with a wide, black velvet belt and a cream-lace, cotton, long-sleeved blouse (also from Historical Emporium). The whole outfit was lovely and I received compliments on the skirt, especially. If you are a size 4-6, and you purchase the 'small', it is a little big at the waist, so you may need to adjust it. The belt was neat and helped keep the skirt smaller at the waist. The XS size was unavailable but I had an event to attend and wanted to proceed. I would say the skirt runs a little bit bigger, so if you are a size 4, you definitely need XS, not S. A wonderful skirt, with nice features, and very elegant. Thank you.
Mar 15, 2017
Gloucester VA
I've never seen a skirt made this way. The length is perfect and it look's great. Thank you! Charlene
Nov 28, 2016
Gordonsville Va
Love it!
I love the way the back is made. The only thing wrong is the sizing isn't true to a XXL. I really wear an XL but buy XXL just in case it doesn't fit loosely. Well, this beautiful skirt isn't loose at all. I should have tried it on when I got it but didn't. I will be wearing it tomorrow or I would return for the next size up
Aug 12, 2016
Plymouth PA
Well-made & Graceful
Bought this as a fifteenth birthday present for my daughter, who loves all things Victorian. It was a hit. The skirt is well-made of nice, sturdy twill, and falls gracefully from my daughter's waist to the floor. The double buttons and vents and gathering in the back is charming. If my daughter decides she'd like another of these in a different color, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. This is a lovely piece of old-time clothing.
May 19, 2016
New York NY
great skirt
The long walking skirt is really a short addition th you wardrobe. I am really looking forward to steppingstone ou5 in this skirt. I wound purchase a waist belt to finish the look. Enjoy!
Aug 20, 2015
Sugar Land Tx


#4 Rated Dress Skirt
Vivien Fishtail Skirt - Gray

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Gray Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004195




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Lovin' That Skirt!
Perfect fit! Great fabric! Sorry...but, it looks great on my wife! Thanks guys!
Dec 12, 2019
Alain Betancourt
Long Beach CA
Just didn't fit
A really cool skirt that unfortunately isn't made for my body. I am slim with slim hips, and this skirt was way too big in the waist while fitting very snugly over my hips. It was also too long for me to wear, even with heels. I am 5"6".
Sep 28, 2018
Folsom CA
Vivien Fishtail Skirt
I love the skirt! It does run long though - I am 5'3" and even with heals it is a couple inches too long - I hiked it up and folded the waistband over .
Sep 5, 2018
Atlanta GA
Not as pictured
The picture of the skirt I bought (it was part of an ensemble steampunk piece) had a striped pattern, which was exactly what I was looking for. The actual skirt is monochrome grey, so I returned it. I have this same skirt in black, and it is a great quality item (does run on the small side and doesn't have a lot of room to wiggle so I ended up going a size up) Not sure why they show an item for purchase that they don't sell. ----- [The Vivien skirt is as shown, solid gray with a slight heathering. -HE]
Feb 23, 2018
Vivien fishtail skirt
The skirt is just as pictured. They do run small so order two sizes larger than what you normally wear. The skirt is awesome!
Jul 5, 2017
Kansas city mi
Rave Reviews
I ordered the Vivien Fishtail Skirt (Gray), Velvet Tailcoat, and Marcus Regency Shirt with Removable Jabot - White. I was looking for a formal outfit for an awards show, which was out of the ordinary, and these 3 items were perfect! When I dress formally, I lean towards metro-sexual, so this long skirt with this shirt and velvet jacket was both sexy and metro. I received many "amazing" "fabulous" "gorgeous" compliments from others at the show. I ordered all 3 on a two-day shipping, and in fact received my items two days after I ordered online, which is the first time I have ever received items within 2 days. Sizing was correct to the size chart.
Feb 16, 2017

5-star all the way!
Excellent quality and construction. Very smart looking and cannot wait to wear this to company Victorian-period Murder Mystery dinner.
Nov 13, 2016
Lakewood CO
Fishtail skirt
I purchased this skirt as the first piece to build upon for a steampunk look! This skirt is beautiful. Needs a little hem but otherwise fits beautifully. Rides high on natural waist which makes it perfect for Wearing with a crop or long jacket! The grey is actually the perfect neutral to build on. Very figure flattering! Makes a tail where there isn't one if you get the picture..very feminine. Get it! You won't regret it. I will be wearing this for a special occasion, not just costume.
Oct 20, 2016
Stuart FL
133years celebration
The skirt fit perfect everyone loved it and wanted to know where I got it. The lady that helped me was very helpful because I was not sure about the size, she assured me that the skirt ran a little small so I got the larger size and I am glad I did. I also received it in plenty of time for my event.
Apr 3, 2016
Woodbridge Vi
High Quality Skirt
I love the fishtail skirt! It's perfect for winter weather, with its heavy material and lining. With all its frills and laces, it's extremely comfortable and fits like a glove. It looks fitting and flattering, but doesn't feel constrictive. My only surprise when I pulled it out of the package was its length. I measured at a Medium, but it goes all the way up past my ribs and still has to be folded over so I don't step on it. I am 5'4". Even with the folding over, though, I wore this skirt all night and even danced, and it felt comfortable the entire time. It's versatile enough to wear to work with a "regular" top and boots. It's very fun and pretty, with surprisingly high quality material.
Jan 8, 2016
Danbury CT
Va Va Voom
This is the only Steampunk skirt you need! Don't let the prim and proper ladies have all the fun! I chose to size up 1 size because the skirt is so form-fitting.
Oct 23, 2015
San Jose CA
vivian fishtail skirt
Just like the photo just had to have the waist tale in runs small absolutely love it awsome quality best iv had from an online shop! Can't wait to wear it to morrow
Mar 28, 2014
Bellingham Wa
Great Skirt
I wore this skirt with a custom corset and it looked fabulous! Really love it!
Jan 24, 2014

Quality and service
Loved the skirt, Will wear again for tea party in Spring, Wore it for steampunk birthday party
Dec 1, 2013
Mount Pleasant PA
Sets off my curves
The length of the skirt is perfect. Standing 5 foot 8 1/2 inches the 38" size version of this skirt is quite snug fitting over my waist, hips and thighs. Originally bought this to wear for a friend's wedding in November themed Steampunk. The hem stops a most short of an inch off the ground which is perfect to find some low heels to help complete the outfit Listen to the size instructions about going a size bigger than what you have for pants size otherwise you will have to send it back for a larger size.
May 3, 2013
Davenport Io


#5 Rated Dress Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Brown

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Brown Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002036




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

Love it
My only problem is that i am losing weight so another will have to be bought!
Apr 12, 2019
Lamplight weaver

Quality product
The quality of my skirt is wonderful.
Oct 25, 2018
Redmond Wa
Great Skirt!
I really was impressed with this skirt quality. It is very long so I had to have it shortened but I always do. Other wise the fit was perfet! Very flattering with the somerset blouse's. Would work for a pioneer, victorian or old west look.
Nov 18, 2016
I was very impressed by the quality of this skirt. It is very well put together and has a good heavy feel about it. I bought this to wear to my daughter's Steampunk wedding but will be wearing it well beyond that because I love it. I will be wearing the tulle bustle skirt under it and a corset over it. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to wear it to the wedding. My husband will be wearing the brown cotton twill vest and trousers which match. I bought size XL as my waist size is 34". Because of the design, it is possible to add another button to make it a little larger or smaller. Very very happy!!
Jul 2, 2016
Barbara Aldrich
Dyer Ne
I was very impressed by the quality of this skirt. It is very well put together and has a good heavy feel about it. I bought this to wear to my daughter's Steampunk wedding but will be wearing it well beyond that because I love it. I will be wearing the tulle bustle skirt under it and a corset over it. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to wear it to the wedding. My husband will be wearing the brown cotton twill vest and trousers which match.
Jul 2, 2016
Barbara Aldrich
Dyer Ne
Great Skirt
I really liked this skirt from the moment it arrived. It is well made, and the fabric quality is excellent. The buttons on the back allow for adjustment in the waist. If I could suggest an improvement, it would be to make these in a petite length. At 5 feet and no inches tall, it was of course, too long. However, I am used to this, and it did not take long to re-hem it to an appropriate length. I highly recommend this skirt.
Mar 10, 2016
Laramie WY
Nice skirt
The skirt was exactly as in the picture. The material is durable and heavy. For the most part the stitching is very secure. (three stitches in the waist band unraveled but very easily fixed by even a complete sewing novice like me.). I am happy over all.
Sep 6, 2013
Mobile Al
Walking skirt
I was thrilled and delighted with my purchase and decided to go ahead and order a summer skirt as well. I liked the fit and the length was grand. I am a tour guide in costume and I also am involved in first person theater in our area, of women of the 1800's. I will enjoy the comfort of my new outfits. Thanks, so much!
Mar 1, 2013
Sue Crandall
Rockford IL
Very Nice!
This is a very nice skirt - well made, looks good and is a beautiful, rich brown color. I also own this style in the tan/khaki color. I like the option of the extra buttons in the back which allow for adjustment depending on whether you're wearing a blouse tucked in or an over blouse.
Jan 2, 2013
Victorian Lady
Sonora CA
Handsome, well-made, versatile skirt
Very nice, good quality skirt. The button closures at the back work great. I'm very satisfied with this purchase - the (international) transaction was very smooth and trouble-free.
Nov 15, 2011
Ottawa ON
Functional and comfortable
This skirt was a great value. The material kept me cool in the heat and warm in the chill of night. It also functioned as a blanket to sit on when wearing it and was very comfortable.
Sep 20, 2010
Harrisonburg VA
Brown walking skirt
Quality item--worn as a costume in a play. Worn several times and skirt is absolutely well-made, of good quality material, and looks wonderful on. I may even wear it on other occasions as well.
Jun 29, 2010


#6 Rated Dress Skirt
Twill Bustle Skirt - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Black Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002598




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

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
Great skirt
Ordered this at the last minute before an event and so glad I did. Lovely weight and quality of fabric. Great, comfortable design. Looked great, was easy to put on and it fit nicely under a corset. If only it came in a lovely dark brown...sigh. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a bit of a fancier back but still maintaining a general simplicity and elegance.
Jan 16, 2014
Peace Poet
San Diego CA


#7 Rated Dress Skirt
Vivien Fishtail Skirt - Black

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Black Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

ITEM 004194




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

Love this skirt
It's beautiful and of great quality. Love the material. I'm looking forward to wearing it. I found it true to size but very long, I'm 5'3" , I have to wear it high up on my ribs and it still goes way past my feet. 4" heels or higher will need to be worn. I found it to hug my curves which is something I was hoping for. The lace detail on the back is gorgeous.
Apr 27, 2019

Vivien Fishtail Skirt
The skirts fits snug and very appealing. Have not had a chance to wear but when the full outfit it put together I think it will suit my taste
Dec 18, 2016
Kitchener On
Simply Stunning
I purchased this skirt to wear to a Victorian-themed wedding, and I couldn't be happier with it. The fabric is of great quality, with a nice weight to it, and given the cut, the skirt still offers a surprising amount of mobility. The lacing is more for show than function, but I appreciate the ease of the zipper. To top it off, it looks absolutely ravishing!
Apr 28, 2016
Chicago IL
Vivian Fishtailed skirt
This skirt is beautiful and well made! Can't wait to give it to my daughter as a Christmas gift!
Dec 17, 2015
Baldwinsville NY
Lovely skirt
Love this skirt. I bought it to wear to a masquerade ball paired with a corset top. It looks fantastic. It does run a bit long, but that was easily solved by hemming the bottom. It hugs my curves, but I can still move well in it. The fit was very true to the sizing chart.
Oct 23, 2015
Akron Oh
Fishtail Skirt Black
I give this skirt 5 stars It looks just like the picture and fits great. I cant wait to where it when I am down in Tombstone for Helldorado days. It was shipped with in a week of ordering. LOVE it.
Jul 23, 2015
Sun City West AZ
So feminine
I had to try a few times to get the right size. This one is true to size and doesn't stretch. Lovely feminine style. Goes very well with the Olivia Lace-up Jacket. Love it.
Jun 11, 2015

Love it
I was impressed with the quality. I can not wait to wear it and show it off at comic com
May 14, 2015
Madam Dragonfly
Magnolia Tx
Quality great, too long
Although I love the quality and look of this skirt, it wiil have to be altered due to the long length. It is easily 6 inches longer than stated length.
Feb 27, 2015

Not for petite sizes
I am 5'3" and even in 2" heels the skirt comes up to my breasts. About 4 inches above my natural waist. Will need to have it altered quite a bit to fit my very curvy, petite frame. But i pulled it up and used it under my corset and disguised it temporarily.
Sep 29, 2014
Cincinnati Oh
I loved it!
I was a little apprehensive about ordering something like this online but man am I glad I did. Everything was very neat when I received the package and when I tried it on this thing fit me like a glove. It is VERY true to size, if you are an inch or two bigger than one of the sizes and you are thinking "Eh, I bet I can squeeze in there" um you can try but I wouldn't count on being able to do it. It also does not really stretch so don't count on that either and it has a lovely high waist that fit very well under my corset and blouse that I wore with it. I got a lot of compliments and it I must say... I felt like my butt looked great in this. It's simple, made of a nice material, with a very neat zipper closure. I look forward to getting a chance to wear this again.
Sep 7, 2014

vivian fishtail skirt
Very beautiful fits all my curves. I will definitely be buying from here again. :)
Feb 14, 2014
Jekya Johnson
Milwaukee Wi
I am tall, wear a size 4 jean, size 6 dress and this fit perfectly. It is fully lined and the quality of the materials and sewing are very good. I am 66 and needed the skirt for several occasions where I could look sexy without looking trashy. The compliments were numerous. I look fantastic in it and am very pleased. Thanks
Feb 7, 2014
Tampa FL
Vivien Fishtail Skirt
The skirt is good, it was a shame it did not fit me and my size was sold out! I am waiting for the product to reorder.
Nov 15, 2013
Miami Fl
Gorgeous sexy skirt
Oh my! What a skirt. Arrived very neatly packaged. This skirt is well made and fully lined. The fishtail is beautiful and adds class to the skirt. Its just a gorgeous sexy skirt. I am 5.4 and its long, so this skirt needs some heels. I am planning on styling it with a white ruffled shirt, waist cincher and the Calista coat (when its back in stock!), with a pair of high heeled boots, Im gonna rock this skirt, cant wait.
Aug 23, 2013



#8 Rated Dress Skirt
Swirl Skirt - Indigo Blue

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Blue Synthetic Floral Work Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003305




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Indigo Skirt
Love this skirt it came in very quickly is exactly as pictured fixed perfectly.
Sep 29, 2016
Seekonk MA
This is another piece that can work with anything. Who knew I would have another place to wear this skirt after I got it for a 100th Anniversary party? I went to a 'Country' themed benefit and it was perfect! This will work for a ton of costumes - and I already wore it for real! AND it will work for all the girls in my family because it's one size fits all - and it did!
Oct 30, 2015
Chicago Il
Fun skirt, great fit!
What a great find. I need this for a period costume for an upcoming local event and it is perfect! Nice fabric and the "one size fits all" concept works for this skirt. I am short, so the ankle length of this item makes for the right full length for me and I did not have to hem it, as I would have for any true full length item. In addition to the period costume need, I think I will wear this again and again. I may even order it in another color! Thanks, Historical Emporium for having just the right item and for the speedy shipment. Not only will I shop here again, but I will certainly recommend this site to others.
Mar 7, 2014
Pensacola FL
swirl skirt
wish it were a heavier material - I will be returning this
Oct 11, 2013
brownwood te
Love the Skirt
This skirt is beautiful and so well made! It fits so good and looks fabulous. I'am so happy with it and well worth the money. It came so quickly and very well packaged. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product and company. So glad I found this site! I'm Aunt Eller in an upcoming production of Oklahoma and this is perfect.
May 3, 2013
Riverside Ca
Swirl Skirt-Indigo Blue
This Skirt was a perfet fit, and I love the intricate detail of embroidery and the pannels show up beautifully especially under indoor lighting. I had many complaments on the material and how they year of 1905 fit this skirt! It was ship on April 15th and arrived at my house on April 18th, I needed to wear this skirt on April 20th to a 4-H banquet as lead Instructor of Living History. When they say expidte shipping, they are not kidding!!!! Would I order from Historical Emporium again? I sure would with confidence of size which are right on! Thank you Historical Emporium !!!!
Apr 26, 2013
Charlene M
Rock City Falls Ne
Swirl Skirt
I wore my skirt for two different events and got rave reviews. It fit me well and I was comfortable wearing it.
Apr 17, 2013
Ruth Atkins
Lake Elsinore CA
indigo skirt
very beautiful, nice detailing
Jan 20, 2013
jeanne cheary
Love this skirt!
The pictures do not begin to show the real beauty of this skirt! Embroidery details are absolutely gorgeous. Came in the mail in two days - incredible.
Jun 22, 2012
Gacefully Aging...
Oak Ridge NC


#9 Rated Dress Skirt
Marguerite Skirt - Black

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Black Satin Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

ITEM 004196




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.52/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

Quite small and lightweight.
I ordered a 3X, which is the size I normally wear in clothes, but this fit like the top size items offered by Chinese vendors on Amazon... I am guessing from how far this came from zipping up that a 3X might really fit a size 14 or 16 person. The fabric was also very lightweight, much more so than I was expecting.
Nov 20, 2018

Marguerite Skirt in black
Apr 18, 2018

Great skirt, poor sizing chart
I ordered this skirt fir a costume, and to use for future costumes/events. The quality of the skirt is great, though the design is a little weird to figure out how it works at first. However it really only takes a few moments to get it. I got plenty of compliments on it, and it even lent to me winning a costume contest. However, I had issues with the sizing chart. I typically wear a 20 in bottoms in standard store sizing. According to the chart, I needed a 28. Now, there was another reviewer who mentioned the same statistics, and said that the 28 was about a size and a half too big, so I ordered a 26 hoping that would fit. It does not. With how it fits, I probably should have gotten a 22. Had I not been wearing a corset with my costume that held the skirt up, I wouldn't have been able to wear it. I'm going to have to get it taken in to wear it in the future.
Nov 9, 2017
Just stunning!
I am so very pleased with this purchase. The skirt is beautiful in every way. Very well constructed with high quality, durable frabric that drapes and runches beautifully. The zipper is durable and expertly sewn in. The eyelets are smooth and perfect. Wrinkles steam out quickly and easily while the fabric dries instantly. I love that it can be worn literally 6 different lengths (though most of us will likely only use 3) and is so highly versatile. I bought this to be my base unit skirt for any costume I wish from vampire, witch, to gypsy, pirate, to Dickens Faire and Lady in Mourning and on and on. It Is Perfect! Note: The skirt runches in three different sections on each side of the skirt. It took me a while to find the ribbon that runches the middle section. They are on the INSIDE of the skirt. When you pull the ribbons inside the skirt both the top and middle sections runch up. If you are apple shaped like me, do NOT go buy the size chart. This skirt is very high waisted without any elastic or stretchablily. I went by the waist measurement and ended up with a skirt 3 sizes too big. I ordered one size larger than I normally wear and it fits perfectly. If you are looking for that perfect skirt to build you garb and costume wardrobe upon, you won't go wrong with the Margurite.
Nov 7, 2017
Vallejo CA
Just what I wanted
This skirt is everything I needed for my costume! I am impressed with the combination of quality and affordable price.
Jul 14, 2017

Size guide wrong.
I am a plus-sized woman so I paid attention to the size chart and ordered what, according to their guide, should fit me. Now, in normal US stores, like Belk's, I wear size 20. According to their guide, I needed a size 28 to fit my hips and waist. Since it was a high waist, and a fitted skirt, I wanted to make darn sure it wasn't going to be too small as there was no give. So, I ordered the 28. The 28 is a size and a half too big, and now I'm left trying to figure out in the world I'm going to take this sucker in without messing it up.
Oct 28, 2016
Huntsville Al
Love this skirt!
I love the look and fit of this skirt. I am excited to add it to my wardrobe and start wearing it places! An added note, which I picked up in other reviews, is that the length is adjusted from the inside of the skirt. I will definitely be shopping here again!
May 26, 2016
Marguerite Skirt
Fit's well ,like the way it can be styled in 3 different ways ,good quality.
Sep 4, 2015
Fit like a glove
Not only is the silk underlining awesome to feel, but true to their measurement guide, the skirt fit like a glove. The fabric was excellent and you can tell that I will be able to keep this skirt for a very long time. Thank you Historical Emporium for taking the extra time and care in making your items. I am very impressed!
Jul 16, 2015
Los Angeles CA
Love It!
This skirt is perfect for my Victorian party :)
Feb 20, 2015
Very pretty skirt, and made with strong material. It was a good price and it shipped very quickly! Im definitely going to buy from this website again!
Jan 9, 2015

Happy customer. !!
This skirt is fantastic very comfortable to wear . The fit is perfect and right to the measurement scale. Im very happy with my purchace. I live in Australia and the delivery time was 7 working days I purchased 3 items . Two arrived together the other a short time after.The service and response was very professional and quick. Very impressed.
Oct 25, 2014
Brisbane Ql
Stem Punk
I love the quality and the fit is perfect
Nov 15, 2013
Maryb Tu
Marguerite Skirt
Perfect. Just as advertised, true to size and pretty well made. Shipped very fast. I'll order again for sure.
Nov 8, 2013
Vincennes IN
Nice but too high waisted
Skirt fits well but I'm short (5 3 1/2") and short waisted, so the top of the skirt hits over my rib cage. Therefore I have to fold it down to wear it comfortably. Lucikly I have a bodice I can wear over it. Would be nice to have a similar skirt that I could wear with a shirt tucked in!
Oct 18, 2013


#10 Rated Dress Skirt
Marguerite Skirt - Burgundy

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Burgundy Satin Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004197




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 29 reviews

Marguerite skirt
Sep 4, 2019
Marion IL
Marguerite Skirt
Love, love, love, this skirt. Very nice fabric and fits perfectly! I purchased it for Halloween do dress as a Saloon Girl, but I plan to wear it again for evening wear. So pretty!
Oct 27, 2018

Marguerite Skirt
Apr 26, 2018
Brenda Pfister
Casper WY
Marguerite Skirt in burgundy
Apr 18, 2018

Got Style?
You will with this skirt. Sweet leg teaser for those Palace Saloon Days...luv it...
Oct 14, 2016
Diamond L!l
St. Augustine Fl
I never order clothes online because I'm always disappointed with the fit. I only ordered based on a review that said that sizing was accurate. This was a whole new experience for me. The fit is perfect! I love it. Shipping was incredibly fast and I received my skirt within about a week. I am thrilled with the entire experience!
Oct 13, 2016
Apopka Fl
Love it!,
Ordered this skirt for a steam punk event. It is wonderfully gorgeous. Nice enough to be worn for special occasions. Shipping was prompt.
Jul 1, 2016

Perfect Fit
The skirt is beautiful! Exactly as it appears in the pictures, but perhaps even prettier in person. The quality of the fabric and stitching are very good, and thanks to the very accurate sizing chart, it fits perfectly! (I am usually reluctant to purchase clothes online, because I am hard to fit.)
Apr 29, 2016

I absolutely love this skirt! It will be perfect for a steampunk themed wedding that I'll be attending next month!
Mar 26, 2016
I love my skirt, I was afraid that it wouldn't fit well since i'm a larger person. The color also matches well with my idea for a Steampunk costume.
Feb 25, 2016
Great Quality
I could not be happier with my marguerite skirt. The quality of the fabric and construction (fully lined) exceeded my expectations. Best of all, the sizing was spot on! Halloween is going to be fun.....
Aug 13, 2015
St. Louis MO
styling is beautiful - great quality
Mar 17, 2015
Dedham MA
Maruerite Skirt
Beautiful skirt and is adjustable which is a big value for multiple styles with just one skirt.
Jan 11, 2015
Ms. Tiggywinkle

Great Skirt
As advertised! High quality material, beautiful colour, and wonderful style! I suppose if I must pick something to be 'unhappy' about is the size. Perhaps that is just me, and not the skirt itself, but the top is a bit loose. The zipper seems somewhat odd, too, but I cannot place how. Overall I would say buy it! I am glad to add this to my wardrobe!
Oct 10, 2014
Bonne Terre Mi
Beautiful color. Love the fit. The only downside is the zipper ssems a bit flimsy.
Sep 12, 2014
Moscow Mills MO


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