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The 10 Best Old West 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 old west 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 old west 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 Old West Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Black

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

ITEM 005005

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Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Gorgeous workmanship
The dark color in the picture online does not show how very well designed and well sewn this is. Unlike costumes, this is made to last.
Feb 2, 2024
Nell Benton
Manassas VA
US
Gorgeous
Love this dress. Excellent detailing. Stylish and very well made.
Oct 4, 2023
Crystal Williams
FARMINGTON ME
US
Real Dress!
It's a real dress, not a costume, super detailled, top quality for the price.
Feb 11, 2023
Martin Boucher
levis Qu
CA
Cordelia Pioneer Dress- Black
I absolutely adore this dress! It is perfect for my Halloween costume. The quality construction and fit are impeccable. As a seamstress and costumer I highly recommend this dress.
Oct 20, 2022
Cheryl Nabati
HAMPTON VA
US
Good quality
This dress is well made. Very good quality. Runs a little big. I absolutely love that it has pockets!
Oct 15, 2021
Rina K
Sacramento CA
Mostly agood dress
Over all very pleases with this dress. It did loose a button the very first time I washed it, which was more than a little annoying. Other than that is is everything I had hoped for.
Oct 17, 2020
VoyagingMoon
Sunnyvale CA
US
Great fit... except for the sleeves
The dress fits my torso like a glove, but the sleeves are incredibly baggy and long. Will be getting them tailored, but other than that the dress is great. Great material and historically accurate.
Sep 11, 2020
Avery Jean
Riverside CA
US
Black Cordelia Pioneer Dress
Loved it! Quality workmanship!
Mar 14, 2019
Ellen
Johnson City Te
US
Excellent quality
LOVE this dress. Personally this is something that I will be able to wear all the time. The quality is excellent. This is not like a costume at all, but is a great dress. For me this fit true to what my size normally is. I originally sized up using the measurements but then needed to exchange for my usual size. Exchanging was quick and easy.
Jan 12, 2019
Katie
West salem Oh
US
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

 

#2 Rated Old West Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Navy

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

ITEM 005999

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Cute!
Nov 13, 2020
Calamity Jane
Barksdale Te
US
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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#3 Rated Old West Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Natural

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

ITEM 006003

$89.95

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Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Perfect!
Oct 16, 2020
Sara
L.A Ca
US
Perfect!
Oct 15, 2020
Sara
L.A Ca
US
Great price
I was surprised with the quality of the details and the fabric was better than expected.
Feb 13, 2020
Satisfied
Newcastle CA
US
Perfect!
I ordered this dress for my daughter's role in a theater guild performance of The Secret Garden. It arrived fast and was exactly as described on the site! The dress was very well made and a perfect fit ( an amazing dress for a reasonable price)!
Nov 7, 2018
Karen
Newport Te
US
Historically accurate
Size small (5 foot 4, 120 lbs), it's 100% cotton so I'm glad it's initial fit is a bit too big since it will most likely shrink even in cold water. Looks just like the pictured dress. Good quality material. The only reason I have it at 4 stars is the fact that it's a bit short-- but it looks that way in the picture too, so it's not misleading! I think it's very historically accurate, good for reeanactors or Anne Shirley wannabes "Marilla! The puffs!" ;)
Jun 12, 2015
Gina
Julian

 

#4 Rated Old West Dress
Cordelia Pioneer Dress - Wine

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

ITEM 002741

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.94/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

lovely but large!
im so pleased with the quality of this dress! the fabric is so nice and thick. also it has pockets! that was a lovely surprise. my package arrived exactly when they said it would. overall im very pleased. my only gripe - it is huuuuge. i ordered a Medium as im 57 and about 140lbs and fit M for basically everything. this dress fits more like a Large! one review noted it being big and i wish i had taken this into account and bought a small. i had a friend alter it for me.
Oct 27, 2022
Mads
Atlanta GA
US
Cordelia Pioneer Dress
I have been buying clothes from Historical Emporium for a few years now, because of the high quality of workmanship!! Although I'm not always spot on with sizing, the fabrics used, cloth covered buttons and the attention to detail never disappoint. This dress is very comfortable to wear and looks great!!! For me, living in a hot climate, I would have maybe liked this dress to have a collar of some sort to protect my neck from the sun as I ride in my sulky!! Historical Emporium are a delight to order through with deliveries quite fast considering I live half way around the world from them!!!!!!! Thanks
Nov 13, 2019
SP Handcrafted Books
Airlie Beach Ql
AU
Beautiful Dress
This dress is so nice, fits perfect. Great for my costume for Helldorado in Tombstone!
Oct 9, 2019
Debbie
Lake Havasu City AZ
US
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
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#5 Rated Old West Dress
Lucille Walking Suit - Black

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

ITEM 005310

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Fits Like a glove!
I purchased this dress for historical re-enactment and to showcase the 1870 Peterson's Magazine Shawl I made from the pattern in the original magazine. The dress and shawl go together beautifully!
Nov 8, 2023
Kay Mccoy
Sabetha KS
US
Very nice
Wife loved it, fit well Western reenactment
Oct 13, 2023
Charles Kronenthal
BEVERLY HILLS FL
US
Good value
The Lucille walking suit is a good value for the price. I was looking for a polonaise-style suit, and this is perfect!
Sep 10, 2022
Renslm
Coldwater MI
US
Beautiful Dress, worth the investment!
I was impressed with the quality of the dress. I had a Wild West themed event to attend and this dress was perfect. I am sure I will make good use of it. I bought the white lace up boots to finish off the look.
Dec 9, 2019
Perla
Rancho Santa... CA
US
Black Walking Suit
I love this outfit! The materials and laces used are quality and the dress is well made. The outfit is perfect for the Dickens Christmas event in our town. I'll have a lot of fun wearing this for our bell choir event!
Oct 31, 2019
Tess
Wellsboro Pa
US
Wonderully made
My husband particpates in an Annual Gentlemen's Motorcycle ride and I wanted an outfit that would match his look. This suit is beautifully made. Since we live in Colorado and have lot's of red dirt and dust, I expect the white ruffles will quickly get dirty and will probably add some black ruffles to the bottom hem. I have to admit I only own one white tank top and that is it for that color here! Did I say my husband loves me in this??
Sep 20, 2019
Liz
Colorado Springs Co
US
Walking Suit
Exactly as I had expected. Size fit perfect. Delivery on time. Easy ordering. Well-made.
Oct 6, 2018
Barb
FL
US
high quality, great value
I'm a man, years ago for Galveston's Dickens on the Strand, my late wife got one of these in brown, and I got a merchant outfit - the frock coat, vest, top hat, etc. This year, a new lady friend of mine and I decided to be a little wacky for the Houston Museum of Natural Science Halloween party. My late wife's outfit was a pinch too tight, so I got this for me. I was an 1880's lady sheriff, handcuffs, etc, I tell everyone how well made, authentic and comfortable the clothes are and hope to get more friends to buy from you as we all go to Dickens this year. People are used to stuff from Party City or those temporary Halloween stores and are really impressed with high class stuff and are of an age that we can spend a little more on fun. (but I'm done with any gender bender til next Halloween)
Nov 8, 2017
proczach
Houston TX
US
Lucille walking suit
Love dress. Size ran big
Apr 11, 2015
Anonymous

The dress feels natural
I do not and have not worn a dress in many, many years, but I really enjoyed putting this dress on along with the Hoop Underskirt. I am a short person and both the Skirt and the Hoop Underskirt will need to have some adjustment done to the length but otherwise, I am very happy with them. I ordered a size larger than I normally wear but it may be I actually do wear the size I ordered. I am excited to actually put it on for the Christmas parade this weekend. Thank you very much for having the Vintage Clothing available for purchase. I will continue to shop and buy as the need arises.
Dec 9, 2014
nancot
Bartlesville Ok
US

 

#6 Rated Old West Dress
Lucille Walking Suit - Black

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

ITEM 008748

$149.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Poly lace was immediate removal for my preferences
An ensemble actor costume. Easy upgrade, change out poly lace, interesting buttons for cf vertical visual lengthening. Add period accurate trim. Didn't love the sleeve flounce this go round, easily changed. Skirt pattern is good for a community college needs.
Nov 3, 2023
Pj Johnson
Kentfield CA
US
LOVE IT
Love this walking suit. Fits well and I can't wait to wear it.
Nov 3, 2023
Carol Bowers
Spring Grove PA
US
Love this outfit!
I give local tours of our historic 1825 cemetery and this outfit adds lots of atmosphere.
Oct 20, 2023
Linda Buchanan
BIRMINGHAM MI
US
Gorgeous!
This suit is perfect - fabric is light weight and comfortable. The gray lace is stunning.
Sep 28, 2023
Pamela Proffitt
HENRICO VA
US

 

#7 Rated Old West Dress
Beatrice Prairie Dress - Purple Floret

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Ladies Dresses and Suits Purple Cotton Floral Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007875

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Prairie Dress
I am very happy with this lovely dress. It is well made and the material used is of good quality. The length is very long and it took me a long time to shorten the very full skirt I am 5' 6" and needed to shorten the dress 4". Overall it is a beautiful dress and the price is affordable for folks like me who volunteer at a Heritage Village
Sep 13, 2023
Marie
Brantford On
CA
Just what I was waiting for!
Thank for alerting me that this dress was again available. I am shor-waisted so expected the bodice would be long for me but was willing to try it knowing I could return it if it fit poorly. So, yes, it is a bit long but still looks fine. I also ordered the Walking Skirt in the Purple color & it looks great worn over the dress. Looks love lovely with the matching Bonnet as well.
Nov 12, 2022
Margo
Alton MO
US
Great Dress for the price
It may seem a little unusual to write a positive review for an item we returned, but the garment itself was not the issue. My wife is short-waisted and just under 5'4", so the way it fit was such that we could not effectively alter it. This is in no way a judgment of the dress itself. The material is excellent quality, very comfortable, and looks great. The finish of the garment was outstanding, with almost no loose hanging threads, which indicates time taken to do it right and a seamstress with some real experience. Make no mistake, if the fit had been a little closer, we would have paid a bit extra to her seamstress to perform the final fitting simply because the dress was well worth a little extra expenditure. But the height of the dress and the waist issue were just a little more than we wanted to take on. Otherwise, a superb garment nd one that will serve well. Definitely worth 5 stars. I have made numerous purchases from H-E, and have always been very pleased with the products. Occasionally, sizing may be a little off, but my experience with H-E has been no different than with any other online or brick-and-mortar merchant. Different manufacturers always have a little different way they size clothing. H-E is generally always spot on with its sizing, so no complaints at all. Thanks for the great job you guys do!
Jan 24, 2020
Paul
Hurst Te
US

 

#8 Rated Old West Dress
Cassandra Dress - Ivory

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

ITEM 005689

$133.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

Perfect fit!
This dress was PERFECT for my Pennywise costume!
Nov 3, 2023
Sarah Smith
HOLLISTER CA
Nice Dress
I really like the style of this dress and it would have worked great for our "era" party fundraisers. However the color was listed as ivory and when I received it I thought the color was terrible. Not really ivory but a washed out tan/pink color. I returned it.
Dec 20, 2018
Madea
TN
US
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

 

#9 Rated Old West Dress
Beatrice Prairie Dress - Royal Blue Leaf

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

ITEM 007976

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Lovely dress!
Was so pleased with the quality and fit of this dress. I am 5'2", 123lbs and ordered a small. A little long but wore a corded petticoat with it and it was fine. And it arrived very quickly! Thank you!
Apr 12, 2024
Paula Dugger
Woodland Park CO
US
Perfect
Western weekend
Apr 12, 2024
Dawn Boyd
Henrietta TX
US
Lovely
Very well made dress. Suitable for period costume or daily wear. Pockets were a delightful surprise! This is the second one of these I've purchased and will definitely be ordering in more colors.
Oct 4, 2023
Crystal Williams
FARMINGTON ME
US
Beautiful Dress!
The dress I ordered is beautiful. It is sewn well and fits perfectly. Thank you! I will definitely order from this company again.
Jan 14, 2023
Edna
Huntington WV
US
Dress
Well-made dress,nice cotton material. Good long length almost to the floor and I am 5ft8ins!
May 17, 2021
Maggie
Whangarei No
NZ

 

#10 Rated Old West Dress
Cassandra Dress - Black and Gold

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

ITEM 005690

$133.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Fine costume
Great quality... I would have spent half this much on an el-cheapo tacky costume but I found Historical Emporium. I'm glad I did. Sure I paid more but I got a quality dress in style, detail and workmanship. Seems like they should have made it to show a little more up top skin though...this is extremely conservative in that regard. I'm big up top and I look flat. LOL
Jan 16, 2019
Mary
CO
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
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