Prices and Availability Subject to Change. Please call 800-997-4311 for more Information.


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
Louisa Blouse - White

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

ITEM 003906

$54.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.35/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

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
Crisp, smart blouse
This was my first purchase from the Emporium, after browsing and coveting for a long time. I needed a new blouse to replace my old favorite one: I wanted a white blouse that was feminine without being overly fussy, was short-sleeved, and had detailing that could work for a steampunk ensemble or modern work attire. This fit the bill perfectly! The sizing chart was accurate, and the blouse fits me well. The fabric is sturdy but still lightweight, without being overly sheer like too many women's blouses are nowadays. Shipping was timely, too. I definitely will make more purchases in the future!
Sep 4, 2015
Natalie
Chicago IL
US
Louis a blouse.
Wanted a cooler blouse . This was lightweight and much cooler than heavier long sleeve. Delivery was very fast.
Aug 14, 2015
Shirley
Cache Ok
US
Great fit, good material
Quite a nice shirt, lovely detailing on the sleeves, fit exactly as specified on the size chart.
Jul 10, 2014
Anonymous

Louisa Blouse
Sizing info on website was accurate, led to a good fit, product was as described, overall very pleased with my purchase.
Mar 14, 2014
Anonymous

Bit too big!
Bought the next size up after reading reviews and as I have a quite a large bust. It was too big, but under the apron looked ok - will buy the next size down next time.makes a lovey part of our tearoom uniform
Nov 25, 2013
Tina's...
Brownsburg In
US
Good Quality
This blouse is as pictured and well made. I did order a size bigger after reading reviews and did need the larger size. Overall I am very satisfied.
Jun 18, 2013
Riet
Battle Ground WA
Louisa Blouse
I love this blouse. It is so comfortable that I am going to purchase a couple more.
Apr 17, 2013
Ruth Atkins
Lake Elsinore CA
US

 

#2 Rated Fitted Blouse
Abbington Blouse - Natural

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

ITEM 002671

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.64/5.00 stars from 22 reviews

BEAUTIFUL!!!
I love this blouse! It is better made than most of the clothes you see these days - and the result is absolutely beautiful. I bought a really large size (2xl) because I have fairly large "girls" and figured I could shrink it if it was over the top (100% good cotton), and that's exactly what I did. The sleeves were still a little long so, unfortunately, even though they are sooooo pretty, I cuffed them. That works fine and it is still something to treasure. So if you don't want to shrink yours, be sure to use cold water and line dry! I love this so much and since we are taking our show on the road next year, I will buying 1 or 2 more for backup.
Jul 4, 2019
Demity Baughman
Cody WY
US
Nice blouse
The neck is a bit loose but otherwise it's very nice
Nov 16, 2015
Kris
Klamath falls
US
A fashion statement !
This is such a beautiful blouse. Went great with my skirt. I put a very old horses head pin on the collar and it looked super!! Very authentic to the time period!
Sep 17, 2015
Sue
Mafison NC
US
Abbington Blouse
This is a pretty blouse and I actually ordered it first, and returned it, from another company. The problem, imo, is that the base color has a slight yellowish cast to it when compared to the lace material, which is more ecru. Normally I am not fussy, but yellow is not a good color on me. Nonetheless, I kept it since the problem appears to occur across varying suppliers.
Jul 24, 2015
hhf
milford de
US
Beautiful Blouse
I found this blouse to be beautifully made from quality products. The fit around was just perfect, but have to say that the sleeves were far too long! Still, I am really pleased with it and will be wearing this regularly.
Dec 6, 2014
Barbara
Illogan Co
UK
Abbington Blouse
This blouse was well made and looked like the genuine item. It washed and wore well on the day and won me a bottle of French Champagne for my (very little) effort. Thanks Historical Emporium.
Aug 23, 2014
Claire
Burrum Heads Ql
AU
Blouse
The blouse is lovely but the sleeves are too long and the cuffs cover my hands. The blouse fits with the exception of the sleeves.
Aug 12, 2014
Donna Evans
Danville Pa
US
Perfect!
I bought this to wear to a Civil War reenactment. It is absolutely perfect! I handmade a skirt and jacket, and bought the blouse to go under the jacket. It is so pretty and authentic that I will be able to wear it with just the skirt and look just as good!
Apr 17, 2014
Anonymous

Just what I was looking for!
Looking for a modest and pretty blouse for my Dickens Faire outfit. This blouse was perfect and so well made, the quality is excellent!
Oct 28, 2013
Anonymous

Very nice blouse!
Very nice blouse. I'm typically between a Medium and a Large. I ordered a Large to avoid any chance of the buttons pulling at the breast-line (my problem area). The Large is probably a bit larger than I needed, but nothing a good hot wash and a hot dry couldn't fix. Love the blouse. Great quality.
Oct 15, 2013
Diana
CA
US
Just like Great-Grandma Used to wear!
I have a picture of my great grandmother playing baseball in a park in the early 1900s, and she's wearing a blouse that looks exactly like this. I love the quality and attention to detail.
Oct 4, 2013
Lauren
Fullerton CA
US
Abbington Blouse 002671
Very happy with this blouse. Goes perfect with my 8 panel skirt of this period. I will have to modify the cuffs and tighten them up because I ordered a larger size than I probably should have. Quality and style is perfect.
May 31, 2013
Shirley
Coquille OR
US
Beautiful great craftsmanship
The Craftsmanship is excellent, I'm very impressed with the material and quality
May 10, 2013
Sheri
Fountain Inn SC
US
Abbington shirt
Very nice shirt, love the material. Runs big in size though, will have to take it up. Wish they had smaller sizes
Apr 5, 2013
Anonymous

Victorian blouse
Beautiful blouse; my husband loves it! I ordered a medium which fit nicely; although I did have to sew in a snap between the buttons across my bust which did not affect the line of the garment at all, thanks to the well-made placket.
Jan 25, 2013
Anonymous


 

#3 Rated Fitted Blouse
Abbington Blouse - Black

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

ITEM 002670

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.38/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

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
Donna

Abbington blouse
Exceeded my expectations! Really helps one get into their role.
Oct 4, 2013
Pauline
St. Charles MO
US
just what I needed
The blouse is perfect for the costume I'm using for a photo shoot - well-made and good quality.
Oct 1, 2013
lizzie nevada
Reno NV
US
5 stars
The blouse was perfect for the 1910 Gala at Sagtikos Manor Historical site
May 27, 2013
Beverly Luciano
Oakdale NY
US
Nice blouse
A really nice blouse, not only for your victorian costume. Wear it with a pair of jeans - it looks great!
Nov 15, 2011
Kate
Switzerland
Black blouse
After hand washing it in cold water, the trim on the edge of the collar and the cuffs unravelled.
Dec 6, 2010
Emutsoc


 

#4 Rated Fitted Blouse
Classic Gibson Girl Blouse - White

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

ITEM 003812

$54.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 44 reviews

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
Mar 7, 2019
MissyDee
Escondido CA
US
Great Quality
This blouse was perfect for what I needed. Working at a museum I sometimes need to dress in costume on certain occasions and this will be perfect for those times. It fit true to size so stick to the size chart and you'll do just fine. I will recommend Historical Emporium to the rest of my staff.
Feb 28, 2019
Tractorgurl
Norwood MO
US
not very happy
This is a nice blouse that looks very nice when used with the navy blue suit that was pictured together. The size chart let me down this time. The neck is too small and the bust is a little snug. I am thinking about exchanging.
Aug 31, 2018
HistoryBuff
Augusta GA
US
Quality blouse
I ordered this blouse for my daughter's history fair. She had to dress up as a historical figure she researched. This blouse was made with good quality fabric, and it's totally different from cheap thin material that you usually see at a costume store. I was very happy with the quality.
Mar 21, 2018
Cutetriop
Gaithersburg Ma
US
Not a great fit
The construction of the shirt, the fabric, cut, and so forth are amazing. However, the sleeves are too short for my arms, leaving me with limited arm mobility when the cuffs are buttoned. Other than that, I love it. If you have long arms (I'm 6 feet tall), this may not be a great shirt for you completely buttoned. However, it's wearable, and it is a beautiful, well made shirt.
Mar 20, 2018
Lilo
Atlanta GA
US
Perfect fit and look
This shirt is a perfect compliment to the Burgundy Victorian outfit I purchased. I looks as good with a jacket as is does on it's own. Wonderful quality!
Mar 15, 2018
Tamara
Strasburg OH
US
As usual, great quality.
Feb 25, 2018
Kathi
Ne
US
Pleased
I ordered conveniently online and was surprised when I received my classic Gibson girl blouse in the mail. This is to be my first order. The blouse is white with a high color and long cuffs and buttons down the front. The cotton material is soft. The fit was Perfect. I wash all my whites separate as to not discolor them. I did not have problems with shrinking as I kept my dryer on casual setting. It is the perfect shirt for my job. I work at an outside museum and have to revert back in time to the 19th century in period clothing. We interpret a kitchen, parlor, bedroom, and laundry room as well as the school house. This blouse transitions very well. During 19th century laundry and baking interpretations I roll the sleeves up and unbutton top button. When working the school house, toys, and parlor, I leave the cuffs buttoned up and I include a broach at the center of the collar to appear far more reserved. I get two different characters with one blouse! I was so happy with my purchase that I ordered a Muriel pleated blouse as well. These clothes we wear at the museum represent American industry workers and their families in the 19th century. Thank you.
Apr 19, 2017
Marcie Fraser
New castle de
US
Blouse
Jan 26, 2017
Anonymous

Love it
This blouse is well made and the material is lovely and soft.
Jan 6, 2017
Gillian Lee
Ke
UK
classic gibson blouse
love the blouse
Sep 28, 2016
dorothy lewis
banning ca
US
fast and perfect
This blouse arrived in two days and it's exactly what I wanted. It fit perfectly and I was able to wear it right away. Thank you for great service and a great product.
Oct 30, 2015
Deb
Minneapolis MN
US
Gibson Girl White Blouse
I was very pleased with the blouse. The fit is perfect, fabric is good quality, and workmanship is very good. Would definitely purchase again.
Oct 5, 2015
Cindy
Prescott Valley AZ
US

 

#5 Rated Fitted Blouse
Pinstripe Blouse - Black/White

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

ITEM 001784

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 54 reviews

perfect for 1906
I am putting together an outfit for 1906 San Francisco lady. This blouse is perfect. Fits well, great quality, I cannot wait to put it all together
May 15, 2019
susie
dallas te
US
Beutiful shirt
Well made and good quality. It would've been better to order 1 size larger as it seems tight and doesn't align with the size chart. I hope it doesn't shrink very much.
Feb 7, 2019
JJones
Monument CO
US
Lovely blouse
The photo suggests the blouse is gray, but it is as advertised - black and white stripes. Good quality. A very smart addition to my Dickens Faire outfit. Received several compliments. Read the hints on sizing. I did, and it fits perfectly.
Dec 27, 2018
DickensGal
Ca
US
Excellent quality
I am a plus sized person, so finding clothes, especially historical looking clothes for me is not easy. I ordered 2 of these blouses, one for me and one for my sister. They were EXCELLENT. They fit, they were comfortable, they looked period...it was great! If I could, I would post a picture of myself and my sister in them...but you can just imagine. We dressed as Gibson Girls. Everyone loved our outfits!
Dec 11, 2018
FranKosac
Chicago IL
US
Pinstripe Blouse
It was exactly as it was described, good quality, well made, and true to size!
Nov 15, 2018
Anonymous

Perfect Fit
Great item, quality fabric, well made fits as stated. Will work out perfectly with my Steam Punk Western Garb.
Sep 7, 2018
Kitty
WDSM IA
US
3rd act Arsenic
fit actress well; would have preferred a thread shank behind buttons; difficult to undo collar button
Jul 12, 2018
Marion Brady
LITTLE FALLS NJ
US
Beautiful!
Great fit! Nice quality!
Apr 6, 2018
Laura WW
Kansas City Mi
US
Bobbie
Absolutely lovely. Very authentic-looking and high quality. True to size
Dec 13, 2017
Bobbie
Wyandotte Mi
US
Great!
I purchased this blouse for an historical society pioneer day event. The fit was right, it is well-made. The best part, is how fast it arrived. I will be lending it to the high school theatre dept for an upcoming play set in the 19th century because itís really perfect for that era. Thank you HE!
Oct 21, 2017
Lynn
Chicago IL
US
History lover
I love this blouse. Very well-made and classy. Authentic to the era. I bought the narrow velvet belt to go with it and I have an authentic historical black skirt. Looks very good. Quality is what this blouse is.
Aug 18, 2017
Cherrie...
Fremont NE
US
wow!
This blouse is way more beautiful in person than in the catalog. The sleeves are quite puffy at the shoulders and so very 'period perfect'. The fabric has substance without being stiff. The cut is spot-on and fits like a dream. You won't be disappointed with this choice. The fit seems very true to the size measurements given.
Jun 23, 2017
Pioneer Wanna-Be
Skagway Al
US
Pin striped blouse
Very, very nice. A good substantial weight but not stiff at all. Fits well and looks just as I wanted!
Jun 15, 2017
G'ma2
Santa Rosa Ca
US
So nice!
This is well madeóbetter than mid-range designer lines at a department store. Natural fiber fabrics and good details. It's crisp without being harsh. The stripes are sharp and attractive. The cut isn't too tight in the middle. I just like the style, not corset training.
May 18, 2017
Anonymous

so flattering
Love the shirt. Very flattering. I also purchased the matching skirt which is nice, but I ended up preferring the look with the solid black skirt. Very true to size.
Feb 10, 2017
Lori
Portland Or

 

#6 Rated Fitted Blouse
Weddington Blouse - Cream

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

ITEM 005972

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.79/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

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
Historic Portrayal
I used this blouse in a portrayal of Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, wife of the 23rd President of the US, at historic Berkeley Plantation on the James River in Virginia, the Harrison's ancestal home. Although this blouse was in the "western" collection, it worked well as a "day dress" ensemble worn when at home. Paired with a patterned black velvet skirt, cameo and shawl, it was the hit of the day!
Oct 12, 2015
KJ Proctor
Williamsburg VA
US
Well Made
I am very happy with this blouse. It is. Well mad. E of quality cotton. It presses up beautifully. I would highly recommend the blouse for any time you want to change up your wardrobe with a classic.
Aug 20, 2015
Edie
Sugar Land Tx
US
weddington blouse
I really love this blouse. Fit is a little snug but I will wash in cool water to reduce shrinkage. Tina Texas
Mar 1, 2015
tina weiser
HUBBARD Te
US

 

#7 Rated Fitted Blouse
Weddington Blouse - White

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

ITEM 005967

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.52/5.00 stars from 21 reviews

Good quality product
It's a beautiful blouse, and perfect for my job as a Victorian-costumed Christmas caroler. My only problem is that despite my weight being stable over the years, and my measurements actually getting smaller by an inch or two, I now take a size 3X. I started off with the Darlington blouse as an XL, then went to 2X so that I could wear long underwear under the shirt for outdoor caroling gigs. So I ordered a 2X in the Weddington, and it was too small. If it shrunk at all, it would not have fit, let alone over a high-tech warming layer. So I ordered the 3X, and it just fits with the extra layer after the first washing, though the sleeves are a bit too long. I don't know if it's the style of the blouse or if the company's sizes have shrunk. But I guess I'd better pay more attention to losing weight if I hope to keep buying from Historical Emporium!
Dec 9, 2018
mrsthing
New Haven CT
US
Weddington Blouse
First blouse I had to send back because the size was not according to your chart. The second one did fit. The product was well made, however, the stitching used, especially in the shoulders was very itchy. I did wear it for an event last night and got a lot of compliments on the entire outfit.
Nov 12, 2018
Edith
Virginia Beach VA
US
Prickly shoulders
The blouse itself is quite nice and fits well. The shoulder seams, however, are horrible. The material to make it stiff, buckram or something, pokes right into my shoulders. It's like pins sticking into your skin. I had to sew some seam binding on it to be able to wear it.
Nov 8, 2018
Beth
Fort Worth TX
US
Wedding blouse
Like the blouse. Would've been better with 2 rows of ruffles. Was a little disappointed that the cuffs were shorter than on the photo.
Mar 15, 2018
ShellV55
Boise ID
US
Wildly Accepted
The new owner is quite pleased with this nicely made shirt
Dec 28, 2017
Jeb
Ft Wayne In
US
Small
Very well made but it runs very small. It does not match the measurements that are printed.
Dec 14, 2017
Michele
Lyndhurst NJ
US
Beautiful
Now I only wish it was in silk. But it is beautiful and goes great with a red satin skirt I have.
Dec 7, 2017
Disting
Prescott AZ
US
Beautiful blouse
This blouse fit beautifully and looks perfect on. I got several compliments on it, and will wear it again.
Oct 4, 2017
Heidi McCullough
Douglas Wy
Very happy
The blouse is just as described on the webpage. The sizing chart was a life saver and easy to follow. Delivery of my order was faster than anticipated. The blouse fits and I plan on wearing it as often as possible. Will recommend Historical Emporium to Cosplay friends.
Sep 23, 2017
Darlene
Gretna Lo
US
Just what I was looking for!
Purchased an XL when normally I wear a Large because of comments I read. Also, I put everything in the dryer so wanted to allow for shrinkage. It fits perfectly and I get compliments every time I wear it. Another quality item, thank you!
Sep 10, 2017
Kathi
NJ
US
Weddington blouse
I had looked everywhere trying to find exactly what I wanted. I found it at the emporium and am Very please.
Jun 8, 2017
Sandi
Keyser WV
US
Weddington Blouse
Very please with the blouse. This blouse fits on the small size. I did order a larger size because of a review I read & glad I did as the larger size fit perfect.
Apr 28, 2017
Anonymous

Love it
I've seen this style on TV so many times and always wanted one. Now, I finally found a website that have them. Glad I didn't stop searching and I just love it and have something others don't.
Feb 11, 2017
Feb257
Warren MI
US
beautiful blouse
Loved the blouse. It was very pretty and made of a very nice fabric with many design features. Unfortunately, the sleeves were about 5" too long and the bust was tighter than expected according to the size chart. It had to go back but the customer service was great with an easy return and quick refund. I will shop again. Would love to have this blouse if it only fit better.
Jul 14, 2016
Sendy
Thorntown IN
US
love it
I really love this blouse. It's even better then I thought. It fits great, and has a great look. I bought a cameo to go with it and it's great. Thank you for having such a great variety of great fashions.
Mar 17, 2016
Bones
Onaha NE
US

 

#8 Rated Fitted Blouse
Muriel Pleated Blouse - Blue

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

ITEM 006948

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Muriel pleated blouse
The blue blouse fits perfectly. Very well made. Beautiful. Thanks so much.
Jul 12, 2019
Haltnsalut...
Crittenden KY
US
Fabulous
So we'll made. Perfect for our Mrs Darling in Peter Pan.
Mar 14, 2019
Jerrycct
Columbia So
US
"Victorian" pleated blouse
This was exactly what I was looking for. Wearable cotton/poly blend will work with several different costumes!
Mar 8, 2019
Merry
Zanesville OH
US
Very Classy
Purchased this blouse to go with a Black Satin skirt and hat also purchased from this company. Absolutely fabulous. Our church had an Old Time Days. What a perfect outfit.
Jul 20, 2018
Audrey Jones
Middleport NY
US
Excellent quality, looks beautiful.
Apr 26, 2018
Kathi
NJ
US
Love it with one exception
I love the blouse. I love the color and the addition of small pleats across front. It wears well and looks lovely. My only concern is when comparing it to my other, same sized blouse purchased from you, this one is not as roomy across the bust line. I imagine the addition of the pleats gathered some of the looseness found in other style.
May 31, 2017
Bev
Baltimore Md
US
School marm blouse
I have a white blouse from this company in size medium that fits perfectly. I ordered this one in medium as well but it runs larger. If I'd tried it on, I would probably have purchased a small. Also I didn't care for the white trim at the cuffs and collar so I removed it. The blouse is of excellent weight material and well finished and made.
May 11, 2017
Jackie
Stockton CA
US

 

#9 Rated Fitted Blouse
Abbington Blouse - White

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

ITEM 002344

$56.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 72 reviews

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
lovely blouse
This is very attractive and well made. It will dress up many an outfit. I haven't washed it yet so can't report about care, how much ironing is needed. I am glad I purchased it, so far, at least.
Dec 29, 2016
Katie
Cincinnati OH
US
Dickens' Fair
The shipping was so fast I was able to wear the blouse to the fair! It fits wonderfully and is very comfortable. I will still wear it with an undershirt, but I don't think it's really nessisary. I would totally buy this product again.
Dec 9, 2016
Vanessa
San Francisco Ca
US
'Great addition to my costume
The fit is great. The fabric and craftsmanship and good quality. The shirt arrived in more than a timely manner.
Oct 30, 2016
Joan
CT
US
Great quality!
My blouse is definitely authentic looking and very nicely made. Thick cotton and delicate lace. Would recommend this site for authentic and quality items!
Oct 26, 2016
Brooke
Co

 

#10 Rated Fitted Blouse
Bella Blouse - White Cotton

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

ITEM 006608

$54.95

IN STOCK


   GET DETAILS / PURCHASE    
 




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

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
US
Excellent Quality and Style
I absolutely LOVE this shirtwaist. I am tall and it fits like a dream. The quality of the cotton was much, much better than I expected. I like to make my own costumes but now I think that sometimes I will most certainly order from this company, instead. So pleased! A little suggestion? Can you offer more prints in a style like this? Small flowers or perhaps stripes for Gibson Girl costumes?
Apr 30, 2016
Anonymous
BC
CA

 

Your Recently Viewed Items 


Uncommon Products, Extraordinary Service

Uncommon Products,
Extraordinary Service