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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

$72.95

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Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 59 reviews

Lovely Walking Skirt
Nice and full. I'm tall so the length (5'8") was fine. Multiple buttons in the back so I was able to adjust to fit.
Oct 5, 2022
MHolly

US
Black vs Dark Blue?
When I opened the package containing the black cotton twill walking skirt, my first thought was I was mistakenly sent the navy-blue skirt instead of the black skirt I ordered. The tag on the skirt said black so then I just figured it was the material that made it look a lighter black. When I put it next to my other black items, shirt and belt, it still looks dark navy blue. If I put a pair of navy-blue pants up to the skirt, they are the same color. I love the skirt; it fits well and is very well made and flowingly full. I just wear it with my white or non-black blouse and belt and it looks great.
Aug 5, 2022
Kitty
Al
Great Skirt
My mom loves the skirt it fit perfect
Apr 22, 2022
Liz
Whitefish MT
US
Great Skirt!
Light weight for our hot weather in Texas! Only had to hem for best fit. True to size.
Jan 26, 2022
AnnO
San Antonio TX
US
Beautiful appearance!
This is definitely an all-around wear anywhere skirt. The twill cotton material is fantastic, you can wear it in any season and can be worn with any type of top. I have a white vintage lace Georgian blouse to wear with it, also a soft blush color pullover sweater, the possibilities are endless! Can be worn with my vintage black bow tie shoes or boots! Can dress it up or down, with my vintage cameo jewelry or just a bracelet or two. Arrived very quickly and unlike some sellers, in great shape, not bunched up or wrinkled, can practically be worn right out of the packaging! I really appreciate the care taken in sending the clothing, superior care for superior clothing!! Everyone comments on where I got this skirt, among other dresses I purchased here, you won't find these in the mall!! I definitely plan on getting more!
Jun 28, 2021
RAC
Bridgeport CT
US
Cotton tell walking skirt
This skirt lives up to its photo. Fabric quality excellent, fit at waist and hips as quoted. But the length....so long. I'm going to break out the sewing machine. Find someone to help me pin it up, and then put in a new hemline. Please consider petite lengths. This skirt is quality, quality, Quality and worth the price.
May 21, 2021
Anonymous
Cuero Te
US
Beautiful and Functional
I owned two of these skirts before acquiring this one, and this one elegantly solved some of the problems of the earlier models. This is not to slag off on the previous ones, but the added buttons on the waist darts are a blessing. A few evenings ago I was out at my local, outside and "social distancing", wearing an almost entirely Historical Emporium rig (the new black skirt, a new white Yukon waistcoat, and a black "pirate shirt" with lace trim, and picked up a comment of, "You look beautiful". As a six-foot-four bloke that's not a usual comment, but it was welcome anyway. It's not just a "walking skirt" either. At one point in time I needed to actually run in one of these -- and it worked!
Oct 1, 2020
Carl
MA
US
Runs Large
Really nice quality. I will need to take at least 5" off the length (I am 5'3"). I am a plus sized woman and I ordered this in a 4x, could easily have done with a 3x and will definitely get another one in a 2x or 3x size.
Sep 24, 2020
Laura
Spencer MA
US
Nice skirt
The skirt is made with substantial, not flimsy, fabric, with quality workmanship.
Aug 14, 2020
Susan
Huntsville Al
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Walking skirt
Love the fabric. Very well made.
Jan 30, 2020
Doris
Reno NV
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Black
Very authentic looking, great quality, perfect condition, fast delivery!
Sep 9, 2019
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

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
Dee
Ca
US
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
Deb
Brooksville FL
US
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
JJones
Monument Oh
US

 

#2 Rated Dress Skirt
Constance Reversible Wool Skirt - Dark Green

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Green Wool Satin Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 006574

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Top Quality Wool Skirt!
This is my second reversible wool skirt from Historical Emporium. I was so impressed with my first one, I had to have another! The skirt is heavy and warm, yet elegant. It's perfect for a winter party or for a walk on a brisk day. The fit is excellent and true to the measurements provided. I love that it has a button waistband - it looks so much more finished than an elastic one. I can tuck blouses in with confidence. The price may seem a bit high at first, but in my opinion you will own this skirt and wear it forever. The customer service and communication was all I could ask for. No bait-and-switch backorders of items not actually in stock! My skirt arrived in just a few days. Thanks Historical Emporium! You have a lifetime customer in me.
Nov 18, 2022
Kathy
Port Townsend WA
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Great Skirt
I love this skirt so much that I purchased a blue one. Itís really versatile & accommodates more than one waist size which is particularly good if you wear multiple undergarments. Love the color, too.
Dec 13, 2017
Daxgirl
San Jose CA
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Constance Reversible Wool Skirt
I love this skirt! It's beautifully made and feels really nice on. It is a heavy garment so you might want to buy a size where the waist is snug so it doesn't feel as if it's pulling down. The only thing that would improve this skirt is pockets.
Dec 7, 2017
Mrs. Barky
Redwood City CA
US
Beautiful skirt.
This skirt is lovely and warm. I haven't worn it yet but it seems like a real quality item.
Dec 5, 2016
Fbgirl1961
APALACHIN NY
US
Gorgeous!
This skirt is absolutely gorgeous. It is made in a way one never, ever sees these days with fine fabric, attention to detail, and excellent workmanship. I love it! I am 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, and had to have it shortened, but I chose a fine seamstress because I wanted it to be done professionally. I feel like a million dollars wearing it!
Jan 21, 2016
Pat
Doylestown PA
US

 

#3 Rated Dress Skirt
Twill Walking Skirt - Brown Cotton Blend

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

ITEM 002036

$72.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Skirt
I just purchased this for an event coming up and it fits great. A nice garment. I will purchase from you again.
Mar 31, 2022
Deb
Albany NY
US
Well made, good fabric
This is a great skirt! Lots of fabric makes it easy to walk in. I ordered 2 XL because I am big around and it fits great. I will have to shorten the skirt because I am not a tall person. I am pleased.
Sep 24, 2021
Anonymous
Co
US
Skirt
Great quality material.Hate that I have to alter length and lose the skirts fullness.
Jun 24, 2021
Sharon Romee
Oklahoma City OK
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just not what i thought
Very hearty skirt I thought it would be tea length but is was to the floor. Also thought it was bias cut but it was pleated. Returned and graciously refunded.....i had planned to hunt in it but too much skirt for easy movement
Feb 10, 2021
Anonymous

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
Sharon
Redmond Wa
US
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
Halfpint
Io
US
Impressed!
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
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Impressed!
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
US
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
Jennie
Laramie WY
US
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
JPrimus
Mobile Al
US
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
US
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
US
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
ArtGecko
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
rjbishop09
Harrisonburg VA

 

#4 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

$77.95

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Average Rating: 4.73/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Amazing Quality
I purchased this pinstripe walking skirt and the matching shirt for an upcoming event in my hometown. The event requires us to have on traditional looking 1850's clothing. This outfit is fashioned perfectly for the time period, very well made and fit true to size. I am so impressed and felt the price was great for the quality I received.
Aug 29, 2022
Andrea
Griffin GA
US
beautiful
Highly taylored, great fit and looks amazing!
Jul 23, 2021
Raaa
Truckee CA
US
Lovely
Sep 27, 2020
Calamity Jane
Barksdale Te
US
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
Memie
Beverly MA
US
Skirt
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
US
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
Anonymous

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
Joy
Norfolk VA
US
Just as pictured
This was the only item in my order that matched my expectations based on the picture.
Sep 28, 2018
kudzu
Folsom CA
US
Beautiful skirt, fits wonderfully.
Mar 20, 2018
Anonymous

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
FL
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
US
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
Linda
Vi
US
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
US
Wonderful
The skirt is wonderful. I love the adjustable button waist. The fit is as promised.
Jan 2, 2016
1893
Aiken SC
US
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
US

 

#5 Rated Dress Skirt
Swirl Skirt - Black

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

ITEM 003303

$51.95

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Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Beautiful!
Very nice, swirly, nice detailing. A little snug for plus size, but not bothersome enough to not want it.
Oct 9, 2020
Anonymous

Swirl Skirt - Black
The skirt was perfect for my needs and has already been used several times.
Dec 11, 2018
Phyllis
Harpers Ferry WV
US
Overall Good
The material was thinner than I'd hoped but for the price it's a decent skirt and worked with my costume. The elastic easily fit me and I'm a bigger person.
Oct 1, 2017
Cici
Mi
Black Swirl Skirt
This is a great skirt in a lovely patterned fabric. I like that the waist is adjustable for a comfortable fit.
Sep 21, 2017
Carole Smith
Wilmington DE
US
Great skirt
Skirt was very comfortable and durable. It held up well for my purpose.
Sep 24, 2015
Lori
Napa CA
US
Very Happy
I am very happy with this skirt. It arrived earlier than anticipated even though I did not pay for expedited shipping. The adjustable waist fits perfectly and is comfortable. I am a petite and the length hits just below ankle with 1 1/2 -2 inch heels. The embroidery on the black is really pretty. The quality of the material is much nicer than you would expect at this price.
Jun 25, 2015
Marilyn
Tyler Te
US
SWIRL SKIRT - BLACK
This was purchased as a gift for my wife in celebration of Jesus's Birthday. She loved it and it fit perfect (waist and length).
Jan 6, 2014
Didymus Houston
Charleston Ar
US
Beautiful detail
Very pleased with this skirt - lovely material and beautiful detail. The one-size-fits-all elastic band fit me fine.
Sep 6, 2013
Peg
Norristown PA
US
Classic skirt
I love the skirt. It looks very classic with the decorative stitching. My Victorian outfit is complete for our cottage-owners Chautauqua celebration week.
Apr 9, 2013
Lois
Kipton Oh
US
Perfect for many...
Wow! This skirt not only feels comfortable, but it's perfect for many other tops I own! I really needed this one!
Oct 26, 2012
Lilith Artemis Kooks
Norfolk VA
US
Stunning
This skirt is stunning in detail and material. Everyone noticed it. I love it and I am thinking of buying the one in brown.
Oct 25, 2011
CAT
Rural Virginia

 

#6 Rated Dress Skirt
Constance Reversible Wool Skirt - Navy

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Blue Wool Satin Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 006576

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Wonderful Skirt
I love this versatile skirt and purchased my first one in green. It looks great and I have received many compliments. Love that the waist is adjustable.
Dec 14, 2017
Daxgirl
San Jose CA
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Constance Reversible Wool Skirt
Wonderful item. Have worn skirt wearing both sides out. As in other's reviews, it is a bit heavy, but not so much as to deter from purchasing.
Sep 16, 2016
Karen B
Indianapolis IN
US
Amazing Fabric
Terrific for re-enacting. Adaptable to several eras (e.g. Victorian through WW1, depending on undergarment and modified length), and ideal for winter outdoor use--the fabric is very high thread count, dense, heavy wool.
Dec 10, 2015
WW1 Volunteer
Baltimore MD
US
Very Heavy Wool Fabric
I truly wanted to like this skirt, and had hoped to wear it during this holiday season with the Victoria Blouse I had recently purchased. But, alas, it was not to be. While the navy color, length (I'm a 6 footer), and style of this skirt were perfect, the weight of the very thick wool fabric was overwhelmingly. I returned this skirt because of the fabric, no other reason.
Dec 4, 2015
CaptainDL
Ne
US

 

#7 Rated Dress Skirt
Constance Reversible Wool Skirt - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Black Wool Satin Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 006570

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Worth every penny!
The quality of this skirt is impressive. I am so pleased I finally bought it. It is beautifully made and a warm, thick weight. I can wear this for outdoor appearances and be stylish AND comfortable. I already have my eyes on another one!
Feb 17, 2022
Mavis Kay
Port Townsend WA
Beautiful skirt!
This skirt is incredibly well made. Beautiful, quality material & reinforced seams. The waist has buttons so you can adjust the size. it is LONG so I need to adjust the hem for myself. Can't wait to wear it to the Dickens Faire next weekend!
Dec 13, 2018
Cynthia J
Lodi CA
US
wonderful skirt
Loved this skirt! It lays beautifully. The weight of it is so nice. It is truly functional as a reversible option.
Feb 10, 2017
Lori
Portland Or
Great Winter Skirt!
Wow! This is a amazing skirt! It is very heavy and will be great for my outdoor adventures here when the snow flys here! The extra bottons are a big bonus for adjusting the fit. It is very long and I'm short so I did have to take it to be shortened but that is always a issue for me. I wish it came in differnt lengths. I am planning to order another color!
Oct 28, 2016
Halfpint
Des Moines Io
US
Black Wool Skirt
I do like the idea that it is reversible. It was heavier than I thought it would be, but that is a plus if you are wearing it on a cold winter night. So ladies, these skirts are made to keep you warm!
Dec 29, 2015
Deb
Savage MT
US

 

#8 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

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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
Lisa
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
Diane
Carmel IN
US
Beautiful
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
Susie
Benicia Ca
US
Great Skirt
Love this skirt. Has a nicce weight to it, makes it move well. Good fit. Wish it had pockets.
Oct 22, 2017
Lise

US
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
US
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
Quinn
Rochester NY
US
skirt
Looks so original I love the material
Aug 12, 2016
pam
west liberty oh
US
Beautiful!
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
mousketracy
Orlando FL
US
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
Raven
Martinsburg WV
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
Claire
Brisbane Qu
AU
Walkabout
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
Shytanie
Denver Co
US
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
US

 

#9 Rated Dress Skirt
Swirl Skirt - Burgundy

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

ITEM 003307

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Average Rating: 4.73/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Awesome!
Love this skirt! The fabric, with the embroidery, is very classy. Though designed to be mid-calf length, it works as a full-length for me because I'm short. I purchased this for our town's Heritage Day celebration - and I can't wait for the day of the event.
May 17, 2018
Eileen
Momence Il
US
Love it!
This is such a wonderful skirt. It is vintage, classy, and so very comfortable.
Dec 21, 2016
Mischa
Felton Ca
US
Love it!
Perfect!
Oct 12, 2016
Suzanne
San Jose CA
US
Swirl Skirt
Lovely fabric. Well made. It is one size fits most and it was true to that.
Aug 7, 2015
Phoenix
Mountain View Ca
US
SWIRL SKIRT - BURGUNDY
My wife was very pleased with its fit, both waist and length. This looks perfect with her white blouse. An elegant, but comfortable style.
Jan 6, 2014
Didymus Houston
Charleston Ar
US
Swirl skirt
I love this skirt, it looks wonderful and is extremely comfortable, even to wear to work. I have been pairing this with the black Vesta blouse, and they look really great together. Thank you for another lovely item!
Sep 27, 2013
Sym
Dallas TX
US
Swirl Skirt - Burgundy
Love the fabric! I was concerned that the gathered waist would make me feel pudgy, but it doesn't when blousing the blouse. Purchased this for a historical event, but will wear it with different accessories for regular wear. Excellent fabric and workmanship! Very elegant!
Sep 13, 2013
Elise
Oh
US
Swirl Skirt
The skirt is exactly what was advertised online and what I wanted. It is just my style and I plan to get alot of wear out of it.
May 31, 2013
Lady MacDuff
McCook NE
US
Good gift.
This was purchased with the natural colored Abbington blouse as a gift for my mother. She wore it several days in a row, so it was well received. Timely shipping. Will buy from Historical Emporium again.
Jan 19, 2013
Aliquis
Ca
skirt
The skirt is fantastic. It came in a reasonable amount of time and my wife really really loves it.
Oct 9, 2012
michelle egger
norwalk ca
US
The perfect skirt!
This is a wonderful skirt -- the color is just as shown in the photo (a rich deep garnet), the material is light and flowy, and the cut is flattering for a variety of body types. It is "classic" enough to be included in a vintage-type outfit, but also contemporary enough to be worn in everyday situations. I love it!
Sep 26, 2012
History Buff
Chicago IL
US
Swirl skirt - burgundy
This skirt was purchased as a Christmas gift for a friend. She absolutely loved it -- tried it on as soon as she opened it and did not take it off for the rest of the evening! She and her family (as well as I) were very impressed with the quality and beauty of the skirt.
Jan 2, 2012
JayLee
New Mexico
One Size Really Doesn't Fit
First off all, this skirt was beautiful! I loved it. Unfortunately, I couldn't wear it. It only comes in one size, and while it technically fit me--insofar as I could get it on my body--it was not attractive at all. I am on the large size, and the skirt fit very tightly over my caboose' and did not, in fact swirl and just plain looked bad. This really needs to come in a bigger size, with more fabric, for the plus size among us. I gave it to my daughter, who is much smaller than I, and it looks lovely on her. I hope to see it offered in a larger size some day so I can buy one for myself.
Dec 5, 2011
Janey M.
Rainy Pacific...
Sorry
I was disappointed. The item was priced too high considering it was foriegn made. Won't do that again.
Nov 21, 2011
alice

Beautiful Fabric
The fabric of the skirt really is lovely. The length was perfect, the only down side is the very strong elastic at the waist, will take some stretching to loosen it up.
Nov 21, 2011
Kristabelle


 

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Excellent skirt
High quality. Looks nice!
Oct 13, 2016
Nan
Little Rock AR
US
Nicely made
The skirt is as described and accurately represented in the photos. The sizing chart seems accurate as well. This is important to me because I run between sizes (it's gonna be a small or a medium). Well made. Haven't worn it yet but it is the exact look I was searching for.
Feb 11, 2016
Rowena
Pickens SC
US
REAL Award Winner
This skirt (And company) is AMAZING... I ordered it for NYE to go with a stunning corset I had just won in a contest, & the shipping was SO FAST that I got it in PLENTY of time. I'm pretty short (5'3"), and the chiffon "train" in the back still came to about what you see in the pic; But I definitely couldn't have worn flats with it. LOL I was at a venue with 4,000+ people, & was probably the oldest woman in the room (I'm 54), & I was voted the "Sexiest-Dressed-Woman" of the night... :-)
Jan 14, 2016
chefcowgirl
Philly PA
US
Amazing Skirt
The skirt is even more amazing in person. I love the way it flows as well as the feel of it! I would definitely recommend it to others!
Apr 17, 2015
Jen
Attleboro Ma
US
Ophelie skirt
Gorgeous detail & great fit! You will not be disappointed. Looks great with fishnets ;)
Nov 10, 2014
Redvixen

Great skirt , truly Victorian
My friends all commented on how great I looked w/ my skirt . Very comfy and fashionable to the 1800's.
Sep 22, 2014
Tatze
Las Vegas Nv
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