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The 10 Best Fitted Blouses

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 fitted blouses, 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 fitted blouses in our store.

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


 

#1 Rated Fitted Blouse
Pinstripe Blouse - Black/White

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Ladies Blouses Gray Black White Cotton Stripe Matched Separates Traditional Fit |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 001784

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 72 reviews

Love this blouse!
My reenactment involves light hiking so I was afraid to get a pretty white blouse that would show every speck of dirt. I really liked the pinstriped blouse for its crisp appearance and slight formality compared to a colored blouse. I found it ran a little smaller than I expected, possibly because it is shaped more than less tailored blouses. The next size up was perfect. I love the sleeves and the beautifully gathered back yoke. It looks fantastic with the black walking skirt, and goes beautifully with my various silver vintage belt buckles on black cloth belts. I originally chose it because it reminded me of a Victorian-look pinstriped blouse with front ruffles and puffed sleeves that I already owned, but the front ruffles had serger-stitched edges - which just looked wrong. This blouse looks perfect - every bit as good as I hoped for!
Feb 21, 2024
Kari
Ravena NY
US
Pretty shirt
Nice shirt, but the material and construction were not up to the same quality of the Margery blouse. This fabric of this shirt is very thin.
Feb 5, 2024
Sara Kellner
Cedar Park TX
US
Love it!
Purchased for The Dickens Faire. It's as pictured and the material is nice. What's more, I am a buxom woman, and no matter if I measure myself, blouses fit tight somewhere. Not this one! Shoulders line up and it's not tight across the chest. Thank you!
Nov 24, 2023
Penny Allman
Oakland CA
US
Excellent for the Price
Purchased as part of a costume to play the role of a schoolmarm at the historical society. The cloth was soft and substantial. Very much like a shirt I would buy for everyday wear. I appreciated that it was long enough to tuck into my skirt without pulling out. Will definitely buy more from Historical Emporium!
Nov 13, 2023
Lara Lutz
Barrington IL
US
Great blouse!
I ordered the blouse for an event with a vintage style show. Very happy with the fit and quality. I'll use it many times in the future at a Victorian Museum.
May 4, 2023
Cindy Lou
Omaha NE
US
Pinstripe Blouse - Black/White
This blouse goes perfectly with my black Ladies Edwardian Suit. So excited. Thank you.
Apr 14, 2023
LoveHats
Salem Or
US
Pinstripe Blouse
It fits beautifully. I can't wait to wear it.
Mar 30, 2023
Jan

Great Quality
I do like very much this blouse, except, the sleeve length, I have a M and a L size. I compared the blouses, found the sleeve lengths are the same. I bought the L for two reasons, the sleeve length and the fullness of the body. The fullness of the body is good in the L size. but the length of the sleeve, I needed a 1/2 inches or a bit longer. They fabric is great, and the design goes with several of my costumes. I just thought you would like to know.
Dec 15, 2022
Catherine
Friendswood TX
US
Amazing Quality
I purchased this pinstripe blouse and the matching skirt 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
New blouse
Purchased this for my wife and she is very happy with it for her 1870's impression. Shipping was amazingly fast, ordered on Friday and it arrived on that Sunday. We will be buying from Historical Emporium again.
Apr 28, 2022
Wayne St.Cyr
Tenino WA
US
Adjusted Satisfaction
Beautiful Blouse! Pay attention to fit. I had to return this blouse and order the next size up, which I did because once it arrived and I saw it in person, I had to have it! Very well made and just a gorgeous design. Extremely flattering. I ordered a size L using the bust measurement in the fit chart and the blouse did fit, but the neck was uncomfortably snug and the sleeves a tad short. The next size up, XL, gave me the length in the sleeves I needed (I will be working a box office while wearing it) and more comfort in the neck. There is more room in the bust area, but as I am tucking it into my skirt it will tailor visually. So by all means buy this blouse, but take these comments into mind if you are lengthy in the limbs to avoid paying return shipping.
Mar 11, 2022
Mary Chase Walker
San Diego CA
US
Great Quality
Sizing chart was different on this one and the one I ordered was too small so I returned it.
Oct 14, 2021
Mrs. Claus
Cordell OK
US
beautiful
beautiful fit, great stitching!
Jul 23, 2021
Raaaaa
Truckee CA
US
Pinstripe blouse - black and white
Prefect , prefect, prefect Quality excellent, fit per chart. My new favorite shirt.
May 21, 2021
Anonymous
Cuero Te
US
Pinstripe
Oct 8, 2020
Sheri
Lancaster Pa
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#2 Rated Fitted Blouse
Darlington Blouse

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

ITEM 002345

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.73/5.00 stars from 33 reviews

Nice Blouse
Great fit and comfortable as well. It will go with two different skirts and can be changed around for a different look.
Aug 25, 2022
Terri Stewart
Clarkdale AZ
US
Darlington Blouse
I returned this Blouse to you as it was not exactly what I was looking for. I desire a button-up-the-back with high stand-up collar, long-sleeved blouse and in white and another in black. (No ruffles or lace). The fronts of the desired blouses may have a raised "emblem" type design resting under the collar but be no lower than between the breast area.
Jun 11, 2020
Gigi Borandi
Wheeling WV
US
Darlington Blouse
This blouse is well-made with quality material. It great detailing in the lace. It is sized accurately.
May 27, 2018
Tam
Long Beach CA
US
Eyelet Trim Is So Sweet
VERY period. Well made. The details are exquisite. You canít really see how beautiful this blouse is in the pictures.
Nov 21, 2017
Janus
Thousand Oaks CA
US
Perfect fit
I love this blouse. It is perfect!!! The only minor altetation was to re-set buttons on sleeves to get tighter fit. Otherwise, the blouse is perfect for my purpose.
Nov 1, 2017
Barb
Covington IN
US
Beautiful!
This blouse is beautiful! The fabric is high quality and the details are perfect. I bought this to wear with a long skirt as Mrs. Santa Claus. I think the measurements for the blouse are accurate but be sure to measure! I only wear a size 18 but had to order a 3X for the bust measurement.
Oct 6, 2017
Mary Ann
Corning NY
US
Good seller
Sorry for the delay in my reply. Excellent transaction, good product and fast delivery from France. I recommend this store
Jul 6, 2017
VIEJO José
COGNIN LES GORGES
FR
Darlington Blouse
Beautiful Blouse! It fits very well and the quality is superior. I have not washed it yet but even if it shrinks a bit the gathers across the back of the shoulders will ensure it will still fit. My husband and I are a professional Santa and Mrs. Claus team and entertain at Christmas events. I bought the blouse, along with the dark green Evelyn skirt, for my Mrs. Claus outfit. It looks great with a red Christmas apron and my other accessories. When I wore it for a "practice run" all our family and friends said "WOW" .
Oct 28, 2016
M. Nadalin
Woodstock On
CA
Beautiful Blouse
This is so pretty and not too frilly. I am large busted and it doesn't emphasize that. Will look good with jeans or a riding skirt. The material is high quality and the eyelet adds a lovely feminine touch. It does run slightly generous so I washed it once and that helped. Also the cuffs are large; my wrists are small and I may take up the seam just a little.
Jul 14, 2016
Kristi
Benton City WA
US
Love the lace!
I found this blouse to be beautiful, soft, well-constructed and comfortable to wear. I was looking for something with a bit more unstructured fit, and this is perfect. It accommodates my DD chest and looks attractive without being too big. The collar and cuffs are fitted without being tight. It is so perfect with the twill bustle skirt!
Feb 6, 2016
mousketracy
Orlando FL
US
Beauty
Love the blouse. Excellent quality and fits perfectly.
Dec 10, 2015
Jan
Aurora CO
beautiful blouse
Nov 13, 2015
Granny Tess
Cohocton NY
US
Darlington Blouse
The blouse is beautiful. It fits as described, and the detail is lovely. Will definitely shop here again!
Sep 25, 2015
Mindy
Boston MA
US
Isn't it lovely
Beautiful blouse with lovely lace accents. Sleeves are too long for my petite frame. Will have to alter. Generous sizing due to style, but true to measurements listed.
Mar 12, 2015
GAGal
Ge
US
Blouse
My mother loves the blouse as it was used for a western mystery dinner party for which she and my dad won for the best outfit. Thanks
Jan 2, 2015
Tina
Richmond VA
US

 

#3 Rated Fitted Blouse
Classic Gibson Girl Blouse - White

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

ITEM 003812

$65.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 56 reviews

A must have with the Edwardian Suit.
My wife picked this out to go with the Edwardian Suit. It looks great with the suit and jabot. We are excited to attend the next event in a good-looking kit.
Dec 27, 2023
James Rogerson
Tyler TX
US
Perfect but be sure your iron works
I ordered this blouse for a play I'm in, and the look is Perfect!! The attention to detail (appropriate tucks, long cuffs, etc) is excellent. Shipping was incredibly fast and email communication was great. I am delighted to have found this store - I love having an alternative to the (apologies in advance) - "cheap stuff from C..." that seems to be the only option on Amazon. My only quibble (and it really is just a quibble) - I washed it so that it wouldn't look brand new. It washed fine, no shrinkage or anything... But ironing it... Oh man. It takes a LOT of ironing! Ha, I guess it's been a long time since I owned anything that was pure cotton, I'd forgotten how hard it is to get the wrinkles out. ;) Eventually I went out and bought a new iron! LoL (And yeah, I know this sounds kind of contrary: "so she doesn't want it to look brand new, but she's fussing about getting it perfectly ironed." I can only say there's a difference between straight-out-of-the-box and used-but-tidy, which fits the character I'm supposed to portray.) Overall, I'm really happy with the item and will definitely turn to the Historical Emporium for future costume needs!
Nov 24, 2023
Suzanne Bell
Rochester NY
US
Great Shirt
I love how it fits and the material quality. It is exactly what I wanted.
Oct 13, 2023
Jennifer Mullen
SPRING GROVE IL
US
Wonderful memories
During the summers of 1969 and 1970, I worked on Main Street in Disneyland. I wore a Gibson Girl blouse, long pink linen skirt with a pink gingham waist belt that tied into a large bow in the back. For this coming Halloween, I'm going to dress as a Gibson Girl. The blouse from Historical Emporium is PERFECT! to complete my outfit: Thank you.
Oct 13, 2023
Lena K
FULLERTON CA
US
Stunning
Great quality and fit on this lovely blouse. I will add it to my Mrs. Claus wardrobe..
Oct 14, 2021
Mrs. Claus
Cordell OK
US
Great purchase
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the garment I ordered. From the photos I was afraid the fabric would be very thin, but when it arrived I realized I was wrong. I am sure this shirt will last me for years to come crawling through early 20th century mines.
Oct 5, 2021
Anonymous

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

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

Gibson Girl
I took a chance & ordered this blouse online. I usually like to try on clothes & examine the material before I buy. It fits perfectly! I am very pleased with the feel of the cotton material. I can't wait to wear it on Christmas day. I wanted an "old fashion" look!
Dec 5, 2019
Gibson Girl
Kahnawake Qu
CA
Tight collar and cuffs
This is a quality product with great construction and material. This will be a great basic for many historical costume events. The shipping was fast and it was nicely packaged. I bought a large based on the sizing chart and the body fits perfectly but the neck and cuffs are meant to fit close and these dimensions should be part of the sizing chart. Also the length of the arm. I found the arms a bit short and the neck and cuffs a bit tight. It is wearable but I would have sized up if I had seen those measurements in advance.
Sep 12, 2019
Shannon
Seattle
Gibson Girl Blouse
Sizing was very accurate and quality of material very good. I followed the washing instruction provided and the blouse has kept its integrity.
Jun 15, 2019
Patty
Halifax
US
Just what I wanted
This was my first order with HE, sort of a "test balloon," and it went perfectly. The description warned that the blouses ran a bit small, so if in doubt, order up a size, and I did. Perfect fit. The event for which I need the blouse isn't until October, so I will be doing some more shopping!
Apr 13, 2019
LTKepner
Bennington NH
US
Nice blouse
This is my second blouse and I like it but I have to again alter collar as itís just too tall and uncomfortable to wear as is. I love the sleeves and I probably wonít add the darts like I did on my previous purchase. All in all it is a good quality item and very versatile.
Mar 7, 2019
MissyDee
Escondido CA
US

 

#4 Rated Fitted Blouse
Vesta Blouse Ruched Sleeve - White

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Ladies Blouses White Synthetic Solid Fitted Fancy |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Suffragist

ITEM 006567

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

Fits Perfectly
This is a marvelous shirt. I am a big girl and have difficulty finding clothing to fit. This is a size 28 and it's as though they used my own measurements to make the shirt. It's comfortable, it's pretty. I also bought one in black. I could wear these for everyday wear, I love them so much
May 5, 2023
Artsy3D
Mi
US
Steam punk blouse
My purchase was better than expected, arrived on time in great order. The fit was perfect. Thank you for a great product.
Nov 9, 2022
Sandy
Columbus OH
US
Very cute runs small
I ordered according to my measurementsÖ but the body and bust is very snugÖ thank goodness it has some stretch. If ordering order at least one size larger than your measurements.
Aug 25, 2022
Debbie
Fond du Lac WI
US
White blouse
I'm a women L to Xl i ordered the 2x and it fits perfectly, the material is stretchy and I love the fit.
Aug 26, 2021
Jennifer
Willard UT
US
LOVE IT
This is a wonderful top. Very falttering to the figure. I ordered the size 22 and it fit very well. I am very happy with this product and will definitely order more!
May 27, 2021
FFNK
CP Ar
US
Perfect
This is a lovely, soft, well made blouse. I read the sizing information and it fit perfectly. It does have a long tail so might not be good for very short ladies, but for me it was perfect. Also bought it in black. These blouses will go well with my Victorian walking skirts.
Oct 11, 2019
Desertair
Riverside CA
US
Fits well
I am a 6' tall woman and I normally wear a 24 or a 3x. I ordered th 28 and it fits well. It's a little more sheer than I thought it would be bit I have found a camisole that I think will work. I am a Mrs. Claus and I wanted something that would look less cartoonish.
Nov 14, 2018
Aunt Bamm
BRISTOL Pe
Not as white as the picture
This blouse looks pure white in the picture, but is really ivory (which didn't match my intended skirt). Otherwise, I liked the fit on my slim, flat-chested body. The detached jabot collar doesn't really fit well around the blouse collar, so I probably would never wear it.
Sep 28, 2018
kudzu
Folsom CA
US
Beautiful Blouse
Ok, so this Blouse is Absolutely Beautiful BUT, Reading the Reviews didn't help me this time. I guess this Blouse runs really Small for Most people. I normally wear a medium but and was gonna order a Large BUT based on the reviews I Ordered an XL and its too Big. Its not a "sloppy" Big so im keeping it, but had I Known I would have just ordered a Large. So Ladies if youre Not too Overly Heavy Chested then just order one size up. I could have returned this shirt But to me this Clothing shop penalizes customers for returns. I shouldn't have to pay for shipping just for an exchange. Also, this Blouse isn't white white bright like I thought. My mistake I guess. but anyway, shipping was fast and I love the blouse so, I would give it 4 stars.
Sep 4, 2018
Tracy
DeSoto Tx
US
Beautiful
Love this blouse! So pretty, well made, fits perfect, and easy care! Would definitely recommend this blouse.
Jun 17, 2018
Crazy Aunt
Nevada Mi
US
Ruched Sleeve Blouse
I love the ruched sleeve blouse. The fabric and workman ship are top notch. However, sadly, I will be returning the blouse. I ordered a size 3X and found that the shoulders were too wide and the waist was too tight. Overall the garment did not fit. I would give the style and fabric 5 stars but the fit only 2 stars.
May 24, 2018
Mary
Horseheads NY
US
Nice blouse
I am not a re-enactor. I am a lover of history and period clothing, which is why Historical Emporium is such a "gem" for me. The vesta blouse in white meets expectations for a non-cotton blouse. The color is not a bright white, thankfully, the fabric suitable for a polyester--it is not a heavy material and will wear well during warm days. I love that three different looks can be achieved with the jabot and collar. The blouse is easy to iron, a big plus. I used the sizing chart provided, but sized up one and the fit is perfect. Very pleased with the price and quality. I'll wear this often.
Feb 15, 2018
CMR
Rochester NY
US
Darling - but
The Vista blouse is super cute --- but the sizing is off. Based on reviews, I upped my size to M (38) from my usual Petite Small,(American size 6). That was good. BUT the fitted waist was way, way too tight. Sadly I had to return it -- and I loved the design!
Dec 7, 2017
Buttons and Bows
Wayne PA
US
Beautiful
I just love the blouse!!! It is such high quality material and make!! I will be wearing it all the time!!
Nov 10, 2017
Susie
Benicia Ca
US
Right, but Tight
I love everything I've purchased from Historical Emporium. This blouse is beautiful, but a tad tight through the breast area.
Mar 16, 2017
Amanda
Lufkin Te
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#5 Rated Fitted Blouse
Weddington Blouse - Cream

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

ITEM 005972

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Size and quality
It is a beautiful and well made blouse, however, the size 2X fit perfectly in the bust, but the neck and sleeves were WAY too big/long. So, I ordered an XL. It fit better in the arms and neck, but not at all in the bust. I returned the XL and will need to have alternations made for the 2XL. For now I've pinned the sleeves rather than move the buttons, and took two "tucks" in the neck. Delivery on both orders was excellent, and the return process very easy to follow.
Sep 13, 2023
Sandy
Barre VT
US
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Apr 7, 2023
Walky
Live oak Fl
US
There's Not Enough Words
There's not enough words to explain how beautiful this blouse is. Every piece of fabric is 100% durable high quality.
Apr 7, 2023
Nicole...
Germantown WI
US
High Quality
The quality of this blouse is very good. It's a true cream/ivory. The bust size was accurate. I will add that the wrist size is enormous and most will have to take it in on that larger size. A minor bit of sewing skill required to simply move the buttons to size no problem. I do recommend this blouse for reenactments, cosplay, EGL, and if you want to feel fancy!
Jun 18, 2021
Mimi
Kingfisher OK
US
Amazing
I got this for my fiancé civil war impression and it turned out great.
Mar 20, 2019
Wheelz

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

 

#6 Rated Fitted Blouse
Abbington Blouse - Black

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

ITEM 002670

$69.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.38/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Great Blouse
My mom loves the blouse it fit perfect
Apr 22, 2022
Liz
Whitefish MT
US
Abbington Blouse
Jan 14, 2021
Anonymous
OR
US
Perfect
The blouse fit perfect to the measurements. It looked great for what I used it for.
Oct 30, 2020
Nancy
Lompoc Ca
US
Great Blouse
I had this one in white for years and i loved it, sooo get one in every color, right? I have altered it by moving the buttons and by cutting the fabric behind the lace to make it insertion lace. This is a great blouse if you want an insertion lace blouse but really don't want to have to make a whole blouse. Good construction and quality, very easy to alter for personalization.
Jul 11, 2020
Nessi
San Francisco CA
US
Blouse
The design was just as it appeared on the website and was just what I needed. The seams over the shoulders were very scratchy and uncomfortable.
Aug 1, 2019
Gjs
Manhattan Ks
US
Black Blouse
Nice quality. Great fit. I put twill tape on the shoulder seam to relieve the scratching. This blouse will be used a lot.
May 11, 2017
Verna Jones
Rapid City SD
US
Love the blouse
Victorian feel, love the blouse and fit.
Oct 21, 2016
Mary
Cape Cod MA
US
runs large, expensive
I purchased this blouse for my teen daughter to wear in a production set in the late 1800s. The style was perfect, the blouse looked great up close and on stage. The shipping was very fast. The blouse will be a great addition to our growing costume wardrobe. I would give this 5 stars except for a few issues ... First, the sizing information for the blouse is not helpful. We measured exactly based on the sizing info posted and purchased a large. It was HUGE all over. We had to quickly purchase a smaller size which fit perfectly. Second, right away the buttons began to unravel and had to be re-sewn, AND the buttonholes were also unraveling. Third, this blouse is pricey at $56.95, especially with the buttons and buttonholes not sewn well. Regarding the sizing information: sizes are suggested based only on bust measurements. It would be helpful if the specific measurements of the blouse (shoulder width, arm length, as well as a flat measurement of the torso width of the blouse) would be posted for each size. Customers could then make a more informed size choice and would be less likely to have to pay for a return.
Sep 19, 2016
Amy
Sparta Te
US
itchy shoulder seam
I like the quality of this blouse. As I read in the reviews, the cuffs were too big around so I had to either move all those buttons or make a dart. I made a dart in each. The top of shoulder seams were very itchy where the edges were surged. I decided to cover them with some fabric and that fixed the problem. I also washed the blouse and upon ironing it, saw that it was drawn up in some places that the ironing was able to mostly press out. This isn't uncommon with cotton products. Now it fits just fine.
Apr 7, 2016
Candice Davis
Seattle WA
US
Beautiful shirt, but big!
I bought this shirt for my Marie Curie Halloween costume, and the look was PERFECT. It's a beautiful shirt, and clearly high quality -- made of nice, thick fabric. It did seem to run a lot larger than I was expecting. I ordered a size that, according to the size chart, would fit my bust and be a bit large everywhere else. But it wound up being pretty tent-like. Perhaps that's my fault for being disproportionate, but even still, the sleeves extended well past my hands, and I had to take the cuffs in by several inches to get them to stay at my wrists. So if you're deciding between two sizes, I'd recommend going for the smaller one. (One of the key features of this shirt is the puffed shoulders, and you don't want the shirt to be so big that those aren't sitting on your shoulders.) But don't be deterred by my experience with the sizing -- it really is a beautiful & high-quality shirt. I'll definitely be buying more clothes from Historical Emporium in the future.
Nov 6, 2015
Faith

US
Beautiful blouse
Quality blouse, size is accurate & fits like I had it custom made. However, the sleeves have a lace trim running down the length of the sleeve. At the inside shoulder seam the lace scratched & irritated my skin. So I hand-stitched in bias tape to cover the seam across the top of the shoulder. Problem solved. It just took some of my time to fix it. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. I would buy it again if I need another color.
Nov 5, 2015
Judith
Tucson Ar
Cute but painful
The blouse is beautiful. I'd say it runs a bit large. The problem is where the sleeve meets the bodice at the shoulders. The lining used to make it "puffy" is so uncomfortable and scratchy that you will need to wear a T-shirt underneath it to prevent a rash. This may be practical in Victorian London, but not so much in California.
Oct 29, 2015
Violet
San Jose Ca
US
abbington blouse black
Nov 3, 2014
Anonymous

Elegant in Black
As always a beautiful blouse. Great material and beautiful details. Goes with all my skirts. I have this same blouse in White. Perfection.
Oct 17, 2014
mamatang
Los Angeles CA
US
Excellent
The blouse came quickly and was exactly as presented on the website. Fits great and goes perfectly with the costume I had made for the production.
Nov 19, 2013
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Bella Blouse - White Cotton

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

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Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Nearly Perfect!
Sep 27, 2020
Calamity Jane
Barksdale Te
US
Very nice!
This blouse is made of high quality fabric and it is beautifully constructed. I will shop here again.
Sep 18, 2019
Jeanine
Lancaster PA
UG
Dreamy blouse!
This blouse is a perfect match with my skirt for the encampment dance. It is smooth, but a heavier fabric. Since it fits over the skirt, I don't have to worry about a sash or belt. Lovely piece. I would love to have other colors.
Mar 21, 2019
Carol MacArthur
Fort Scott KS
US
Perfect for living history
I own this blouse in several colors because it is so nice to wear a Victorian style that does not need to be tucked in and/or added waist cover (gives me an effortless, feminine silhouette). It is made of a thick, durable cotton that is comfortable to wear and even the puffy sleeves hold up very well with repeated machine washings. I'm more of a small size fit but due to the snug forearm/wrist tailoring, I prefer wearing a size medium. Excellent purchase!
Dec 27, 2018
Marianne C.
Steamboat Springs CO
US
Elegance personified
I wish I could rate this beautiful blouse with ten stars. It's comfortable, and fits perfectly. It added the fashionable dimensions to my steampunk outfit I've been striving after for awhile. I love it. Thank you!
Nov 3, 2018
L. M. Rector
Highland Park Il
US
Fit is problematic
I kept this blouse because I generally like the style, but it could definitely be better. According to the sizing chart I would take an XS. I purchased both an XS and S just to compare. Pay attention to the stated cuff measurement and realize that that has to fit over not only your wrist, but entire forearm as well! I have very scrawny arms, and I couldn't fully button the XS. The cut of the collar is also slightly uncomfortable. Although I can fit several fingers between the collar and my neck, it fits so that it kind of chokes in the front and gaps in the back. The body of the blouse fits well on my flat-chested frame. I'm also not looking forward to ironing this.
Sep 28, 2018
kudzu
Folsom CA
US
Excellent, as advertised
Quality garment. I am petite size so had to tuck bottom of sleeve under which worked well. I left the top button undone for comfort...but that is just me.
Jul 17, 2018
Cholla
Magdalena NM
US
Lovely
This blouse is perfect! I am hard to fit and I am thrilled with this cotton blouse, which will be worn with a long black skirt. I am participating in the centennial celebration of women's right to vote in NY and have speeches to make.
Jul 15, 2017
sannieoakley
Rochester NY
US
Bella Blouse
Each representative of Historical Emporium was professional and polite. The Bella blouse was shipped promptly and I received it within three days. I highly recommend Historical Emporium. .
Feb 3, 2017
Dorothy Toth
Longs SC
US
nice blouse
As a Christmas gift for my wife, she was very pleased with the quality, style of this very affordable and comfortable shirt.
Dec 30, 2016
Bob
NRH Tx
US
Just what I wanted.
This the perfect all around Victorian white blouse. I bought it because it is simple and elegant. I can add jewelry to embellish. I ordered a size large, even though I normally wear a medium. Having ordered a blouse from this site previously, I knew it tends to run a bit small. I am 5'5", 140 lbs. I love that it doesn't have to be tucked in but still defines the waist area. It is well made with good fabric weight and quality. Wish I didn't have to iron it but guess it's easier than what the Victorians had to go through!
Dec 15, 2016
Ursula

US
Love it!
I love my blouse. It's so period perfect. I use it for my Dicken's caroling costume. So well made and true to size.
Oct 21, 2016
Trish
San Diego Ca
US
Blouse
Well made and adorable blouse. Couldn't ask for better. Thanks.
Sep 28, 2016
Gin
St. Petersburg FL
US
Bella White Blouse
I am quite please with this blouse.
Aug 10, 2016
Rebecca Mestemacher
MARYVILLE Il
US
It fits the bill, but...
Definitely true to it's picture, the shirt is perfect for the look I'm going for. Unfortunately I'm not built to fit most women's clothing so it doesn't quite fit across my shoulders, or make room for the length of my arms. I'm going to wear it proudly but will have to be careful about raising my arms, lol.
Jul 20, 2016
D Myles
Atlanta GA
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#8 Rated Fitted Blouse
Louisa Blouse - White

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

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Average Rating: 4.54/5.00 stars from 24 reviews

Portraying a significant woman during early 1800's
You've been my savior as I prepare for portraying a historical character for an Underground Railroad performance this month!
Jun 1, 2024
Lee Vogelgesang
Medina OH
US
Love this
I think this blouse really nails the vintage look and feel that it was trying for. Not too sheer for a while blouse, which is good. I'm glad that someone said it runs small--it sure does. I'm not big at all, especially on top, and the Medium JUST about fits me. Size up but give it a try. It's very pretty.
Nov 24, 2023
Dawn Mc Intyre
Honesdale PA
US
Nice Blouse
I needed a victorian era blouse to wear with a skirt I already had. This fit the bill. I wore it last week to an event and had several compliments. The fit was good. The shipping was good.
Oct 12, 2022
Debbie
Burleson TX
US
5 stars
Very nice, better than picture! Great for summer! Just wore it to picnic!
Aug 5, 2021
Julie A Riordan
Salem OR
US
So pretty
Nov 22, 2020
Anonymous

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

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

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

Lovely blouse
This blouse is very nicely made and fits like a dream. I haven't washed it yet, and I'm hoping it won't need too much ironing... But for now it's perfect. A great addition to my early 1900s wardrobe.
May 26, 2016
DFran
FAirhope Al
US
Shirt
I love the shirt! The only problem I have it didn't fit and you don't carry it in my size.I'm a plus size woman 3x and y'all don't carry very much in love 3x that I like.
Apr 14, 2016
Laura Sale
Killen Al
US
Shirt
I love the shirt! The only problem I have it didn't fit and you don't carry it in my size.I'm a plus size woman 3x and y'all don't carry very much in love 3x that I like.
Apr 14, 2016
Laura Sale
Killen Al
US

 

#9 Rated Fitted Blouse
Abbington Blouse - White

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

ITEM 002344

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Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 76 reviews

Abbington blouse
Nice white blouse with pretty lace detail
Oct 20, 2022
Cathy

Ouch!
This beautiful blouse is lined with the scratchiest sleeve heads (to make the sleeves stand out.) They are so abrasive that they made red welts on my shoulders. Fortunately, I was able to cover the raw edge of the sleeve head with some bias tape. Now the blouse is as comfortable as it is beautiful. The fabric is very good quality and in the workmanship other than the sleeve heads is excellent. The fit is mostly as specified. The cuffs on the sleeves are a bit peculiar in that they are cylindrical in shape rather than tapering toward the wrist. I can set over the buttons to make them look right, but the forearm is not cylindrical in shape and the long cuffs should not be either.
Nov 14, 2021
Tee
Hilltowns Ma
Abbinton Blouse
This blouse arrived quickly & was packaged well. It's beautiful & I received many compliments when I wore it as part of my Edwardian outfit in a parade. The only reason I had to give it 4 instead of 5 stars is that the stitching inside the shoulders is very scratchy.
Jul 6, 2021
Deborah Smith
Prescott AZ
US
Brava!
Mar 17, 2021
AccordionGirl
Titusville NJ
US
Comfortable Costume
I needed a roomier blouse to wear for walking tours. This blouse, though not "authentic" gives the impression, fits well, and is room enough to enjoy wearing it in hot, active situations.
May 30, 2019
Gayle
Jacksonville OR
US
Perfect
I wore this blouse for an 1894 costume while attending a Victorian Garden Party. It was perfect. The fit was just as expected. It is well-made. If you need a blouse like this, you can't go wrong getting this one.
Aug 14, 2018
Nancy
Portland OR
US
Wish it came in different fabrics
I love this shirt! The only drawback is that it is 100% cotton, so it requires ironing. (Good for authenticity; not good for regular wear.) It would be nice if some of the clothing had "easy care" fabric-blend options.
Apr 6, 2018
Laura WW
Kansas City Mi
US
Beautiful Blouse
This is a beautiful blouse but the fit was off on me. It gapped at the bust& the shoulders were a smidge too small but the sleeves were too long. Again, a lovely, well made blouse but just didnít fit my athletic body type which is the ONLY reason I gave it 4 stars & not 5.
Dec 13, 2017
Daxgirl
San Jose CA
US
Lovely blouse with good fit
I used the provided size guide and found it accurate. This is a lovely blouse, well-made, detailed, and well-finished. High quality, just like everything else I have purchased from Historical Emporium.
Oct 30, 2017
Laura O.
Washington DC
US
Abbington Blouse
This blouse was pretty true to size, but did shrink slightly in the cold water wash, which was great for me. The blouse needs to be a bit more fitted, but a few darts will solve the problem, as wearing a corset gives it much more structure and period authenticity. The blouse would be even greater if it was lined, as the material allows the corset to show, so must wear a corset cover. Overall, I love this blouse!
Aug 25, 2017
Nancy B
Madera CA
US
Well done
This blouse is very well done. It fit nicely and will easily adapt to a number of looks.
Aug 24, 2017
Liz
Wi
US
Beautiful but sizing all wrong
I was amazed at how beautiful this blouset was. The details and workmanship were just wonderful. There were two problems though. I had to get a 2XL based on the measurement chart. I have never been even close to 2XL in my life. I would probably get the 1XL size for a blouse from Historical Emporium next time I order and I will buy again. But this blouse fits fine. I swear that the sleeves were the length of an orangutan's arms. I had to cut 4-5 inches off of them. Luckily I can sew and the sleeves/cuffs were sewn on in such a manner that the sleeve was easily separated from the cuff, sleeve shortened, and sewed back so that you can not tell that the cuff was ever touched. I am 5'6" and have a normal arm length. I think someone who is shorter than I, but still fits the sizing, will have a much bigger problem. Note that I had the same problem, and will be making this same comment, on the Tabitha outfit. I hope HE can correct this sizing problem. I may not always be able to accommodate the construction changes that will probably be necessary. Good thing I sew well, just to lazy to make my own outfits.
Aug 17, 2017
Joyce
Redding CA
US
Very Nice
This is a well made garment, simple in design, but with historic accuracy.
Jul 5, 2017
Allan Stevens
Glen Echo MD
US
ABBINGTON BLOUSE
Jun 8, 2017
Ellen Harrison
HALIFAX No
CA
Beautiful
This blouse is very well made, the fits perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Quick delivery.
Feb 8, 2017
Carol
Santa Cruz Ca
US

 

#10 Rated Fitted Blouse
Margery Blouse - White

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

ITEM 007948

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Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Gorgeous!
Needed blouse to go with 1895 Waistcoat and this is the most beautiful blouse ever! Fabric is super soft, detailing is well done and neat. Attention to detail is exquisite. Just WOW! Thank you.
Mar 29, 2024
Cheryl W
Bridgton ME
US
Nice Quality, but Way Too Large
I wish I could rate the quality of this blouse (which I would give 5 stars because of the materials and construction) separately from the sizing (which had to be exchanged because it was way too large). After exchanging for a smaller size I ended up with a very lovely blouse which I was very happy with.
Feb 5, 2024
Sara Kellner
Cedar Park TX
US
Gift for Wife-for every day use.
This was a post-christmas gift for my wife who has noted that she has very few blouses that still look good on her. I got this in an attempt to help in that regard. This Blouse filled the need quite nicely. I wanted something classy for her to wear on any semi-formal occaision that didn't look like she was putting on a costume. Nothing too frillly. I bought this one size higher than I normally would because I saw some comments they tend to run small. That was a smart choice on my part. She did alter the sleve cuffs to move the bottons in closer but other than that, it is a good fit.
Jan 12, 2024
Johnboy
Butler PA
US
Great blouse
I love the blouse. The body fits great. I only have two small issues to address for me personally. The blouse is a little too long but I plan to have that altered. Also, the cuffs are a bit loose and allow the cuffs to cover my hand. I have small wrists and it has nothing to do with the quality of the merchandise. I will have my alterations lady move the buttons over just about one inch and the blouse will be perfect. Please don't consider this a negative because I realize that every size, whether small, medium, large, etc. is meant to fit a wide variety of body types. Many of my clothes need to be altered because I have a short upper body and short arms. Thank you for a well constructed product and fast delivery. I know I will enjoy my blouse for years to come.
Dec 1, 2022
KJP
Glenpool OK
US
Blouse
Exactly what I needed, fits great! Very long sleeves and I have very long arms!
Sep 22, 2022
Elaine
Plano TX
So cute and authentic!
This costume was a big hit, and this blouse was absolutely perfect.
Nov 9, 2020
HB22
Seattle WA
US
Margery Blouse
Very good quality fabric and very well made. A little tight in neckline
Jan 30, 2020
Doris
Reno NV

 

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