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Top 7 Ladies Dresses

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 ladies dresses, 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 ladies dresses in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific ladies dresses 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
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Wine

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Dresses and Suits Red Cotton Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002741

$96.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Nice
This dress is for my granddaughter and I hope she likes it. The material is a little heavier than I expected which is a good thing, will update when my granddaughter tries it on.
Oct 14, 2016
Mike
Lansford Pa
US
Great find
This dress is precious. It is extremely wearable and comfortable. I love the buttons all the way down the front! The color is lovely.
Sep 1, 2016
Liz
Garden Valley CA
US
Love my purchase!
I am thrilled with the quality of this dress. It is a perfect costume for "Miz Lottie" a sassy frontier woman. Great buy!
Sep 23, 2015
Anonymous

Cordelia Pioneer Dress
Very authentic. Like the real thing!! I am a book cover illustrator, and I often use costumes for the illustrations I do. This one worked out perfectly!
Mar 8, 2015
Brad F
Glendale CA
US
Cordelia Pioneer Dress
I have been looking at this dress for awhile. Had to get it. Wonderful color, quality and style. I'm sorry I waited so long.
Oct 20, 2014
Anonymous

Well-made and comfortable
I was not expecting this dress to be quite so beautiful as it is. The fabric hangs so perfectly and blows just great in the breeze, while still being very durable. One of the button holes needed reinforcing, since it kept coming open, but otherwise this dress is far better than I expected in all ways. And that is not to say I had low expectations, I just thought for the price, it was not going to be QUITE this nice.
Sep 19, 2014
Danielle
Oakland
Cordelia Pioneer Dress
I really like this dress. It looks like a dress from the 1830's. Next month I'll be wearing it along with the Muslin Bonnet in front of the Alamo in San Antonio. I'm part of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and we are doing a presentation to celebrate the independence of Texas from Mexico. The dress is made well and looks very authentic.
Feb 18, 2014
Jenny
San Antonio Te
US
Cordelia pioneer dress
This dress fit perfectly right. I am a size 10-12. I am a guest speaker for women's groups and it was just right for late 1800's topic.
Sep 14, 2013
Tea-Talks
St. Clair Shores MI
Perfect
Very happy with the pioneer dress, the fit was perfect, except I had to take up the shoulders, thankyou and I know I am going to enjoy wearing it to our annual Blockhouse opening of the locks in Merrickville, Ontario, Canada!
Aug 16, 2013
Cheryl
Perth On
CA
Pioneer Dress
I haven't tried it on but it looks great in person. Can't wait to wear it to a shoot.
Aug 9, 2012
Liz
Or
Gorgeous!
This is a very pretty and well-made dress! The price is great! I intend to wear this all the time. I'll be back for another color! Thanks Historical Emporium!
Jul 26, 2012
Vicki Kolbe
San Marcos CA
US
Cordelia Pioneer Dress
I had to buy a large when I usually wear medium. However, with alterations at the shoulder seams and shortening the sleeves, the dress fit me fine. The dress came down to my ankles since I am short. I wore it for the function for which I needed the dress - 1840s time period and receved several compliments both on the style and fit.
Mar 11, 2012
Anonymous

delighted
absolutley delighted with this dress, its well made and fits well, I wore it for a western festival and was asked many times where I had purchased it, I also purchased the planters hat and bloomers to complete the outfit really pleased and will certainly buy more outfits in the future.
Feb 18, 2011
lucy
England UK

 

#2 Rated Dress
Cassandra Dress - Ivory

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Dresses and Suits Ivory Synthetic Lace Solid Lacy |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Frankenstein Phantom Christine Pirate

ITEM 005689

$138.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Cassandra dress
The dress was delivered early which was great the dress is incredible it's so well made I love it fits great it is my wedding dress I get married in Oct this year love it
Aug 2, 2018
Michele
Nuthburg On
CA
Cassandra Dress
Love this little dress! Quality way better than expected for the price. Perfect for my Pirate wedding!
Jan 21, 2017
Bluemoon
Milton FL
US
Adjusts to fit!
Beautifully crafted dress with attention to detail. Of special note-- I am usually a medium in women's clothes. Due to my largest part... I am an extra large in this dress. Pay attention to the size chart when ordering. Once in the correct size according to the size chart--- the dress is fully and separately adjustable in the bust, waist, and hips with the satin corset lace in the back. May fit a variety of body types "just right".
Nov 23, 2016
Marcail
SAN Francisco Ca
US
Cassandra Dress
I purchased this for my daughter for a period costume event. The event has not happened yet, but am extremely pleased with the quality and the fit if the dress. We will shop here again.
Jun 24, 2016
Anonymous
Wy
US
Beautiful
The dress is beautiful, we'll made. Unfortunately it was too long for who it was for, fit perfectly other wise. (she's just real short :)
May 5, 2016
Brandon A Wark
Hammond OR
US
Cassandra Dress
I received the dress and it is way better looking then the picture. It will be the perfect dress for my old west wedding
Jan 10, 2016
Anonymous

US
the best money spent on a dress
The dress showed up sooner than expected, I was delighted just with how it looked on the hanger, as well as the quality. It fit wonderfully and was very comfortable. I have received a constant stream of compliments whenever I wear it as well. I love everything about this dress! It is beautiful, durable enough to be a regular wardrobe price and very flattering.
Sep 25, 2015
candace northrop
ogden Ut
love this dress!!!
I bought this to wear as my wedding dress. The sizes run a little small, but it looks amazing on. I absolutely love this dress and can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!!!
Mar 5, 2015
Tina Sorensen
Greeley CO
US
wow
This dress was purchased for my daughter's upcoming high school Prom. She absolutely loves it.It was even more beautiful than we thought it would be. The quality is outstanding and the fit was perfect. Her friends think it's great.She looks and feels beautiful,what more could a Mom ask for?!
Jan 10, 2015
mjb
cowansville qu
CA
Beautiful Dress!
I bought this dress for a part of my Halloween costume this year and LOVED it! Very pretty, very well-constructed and I felt well worth the money I spent. I actually found the same dress in another store for a much higher price after I had already purchased it. I received so many compliments. It was, however, sized I thought about one to two sizes small, but the corset works well so it was all A-OK. The shipping speed was also lightning fast! Great customer service!
Nov 4, 2014
Mary
Lindale TX
US

 

#3 Rated Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Dresses and Suits Black Cotton Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005005

$96.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Pioneer Dress
Excellent quality. Accurate sizing. Great value.
Jul 4, 2018
Grandma Cookie

US
Lovely dress
I purchased the print pioneer dress. It is so beautiful and I love the five button ribbon on the cuffs. I have received many compliments on this outfit.
Oct 4, 2017
Joyce
Redding Ca
US
Pioneer Dress
Well made. True to size.
Aug 7, 2015
Phoenix
Mountain View Ca
US
Very authentic
Loved this dress,, of good quality and great workmanship for a reasonable price. I put together a costume as a Presbyterian Church Lady for our Florida town's rededication of its Presbyterian Church founded in 1895 (and still standing.) I had only to add a dickey with a standup collar, add a cameo, black hat with egret feathers and granny boots for an authentic look. The dress fabric is a dull black sturdy cotton with decorative pleats and embroidery down the front. Very authentic -
Sep 22, 2013
Betty Bell
Dunnellon FL
US

 

#4 Rated Dress
Cassandra Dress - Black and Gold

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Dresses and Suits Black Synthetic Lace Solid Lacy Floral |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Jack the Ripper Pirate

ITEM 005690

$138.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Amazing
I bought this to have an extravagant dress for my 21st birthday. And it was beautiful. It came sooner than I even needed it to. It couldn't have been better.
Dec 17, 2015
Cassidy Shell
Alvaton Ke
US
Best Steampunk dress
The quality of this parcel is more than excellant. Fit extremely well and was comfortable. I was very impressed with the quality.
Aug 11, 2015
Hollie
Itasca IL
US
Flipping Fantastic
Exactly what we were looking for. Perfect for a saloon girl or soiled dove. Good construction...not a costume, but an actual garment.
Aug 21, 2014
Tim
Albuquerque NM
US

 

#5 Rated Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Navy

 Victorian Old West Ladies Dresses and Suits Blue Cotton Solid |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005999

$96.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Perfect dress!
Absolutely what I was looking for a pioneer presentation.... Perfect for the non sewing person-me!
Nov 3, 2017
Jan Petersen
Elko NV
US
Authentic
Beautiful, authentic dress. We will be using it in an event at our History Park Museum.
Nov 30, 2016
Western Woman
Woodland Park
US
Beautiful!
True to size-chart size. I'm trading a medium for a small. (Size 4) It has lot's of material over-all, and is plenty long for 5'7".
Feb 19, 2016
Bren
Victoria MN
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#6 Rated Dress
Cassandra Dress - Brown Lace

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Dresses and Suits Brown Synthetic Lace Solid Lacy |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006299

$138.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Cassandra dress
I bought this for my girlfriend as part of her Halloween costume. I ordered it online and had it in four days, I was amazed. She loves it! it fits exactly as described and is beautiful. It was not expensive but the craftsmanship and quality is exceptional!
Sep 5, 2018
Jim Fife
Gibsonia PA
US
Cassandra
The dress is beautiful and very well constructed!
Jun 1, 2017
April
Leawood KS
US
EASY PEASY STEAMPUNK
I bought this dress for a steampunk party! Easiest costume ever! It looked GREAT paired with a hat and some high-heeled boots. You can't go wrong with this dress - it's a great easy costume you can mix and match to make a few great looks. Plus, the bodice is VERY forgiving. I sized up one size just for luck, and I am never worried about what I eat (or ate!) when I wear this dress. Love it!
Oct 23, 2015
Anna
San Jose CA

 

#7 Rated Dress
Persephone Cap Sleeve Dress - Black

 Victorian Ladies Dresses and Suits Black Synthetic Print |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004871

$46.95

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Lovely and Comfortable
I am delighted with the appearance and fit of this dress. Comfortable flowing fabric. I imagine the white might be a bit translucent, but the black is fine without a slip. Will probably by another if they come back in purple or blue. The front has laces that can be snugged a bit if desired and the back has a square neckline with elastic gathers on the bodice. Fits me well with 38" bust and 34" waist. BTW, I accidentally put it on backwards and it is actually kind of cute like that, looking more Regency.
Sep 1, 2017
Athene
Columbia MD
US
Lovely dress
I was very pleased with my order. The dress fit me perfectly and I loved how I looked in it.
Aug 11, 2016
Sheryl
Villa Rica ga
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Persephone cap sleeve dress - black
for a one siz fits all small it was more a medium one size fits all. The dress is great
Jul 27, 2015
Della Greer
Saskatoon Sa
CA
Persephone cap sleeve dress
Persephone cap sleeve dress was gorgeous! Absolutely love it, fit perfect.
Nov 3, 2014
Aztxtq
Sterling Ks
US
Great Dress
I bought this dress because I was going to be a guide for a Victorian House tour. It arrived on time, fit great, and was very comfortable.
Aug 11, 2014
Barbara
Georgetown Co
beautiful party costume
wearing it to a Downton Abby party = is perfect!!!
Aug 9, 2013
patsy
Appleton WI
US

 

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