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Top 7 Old West Work Skirts

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of old west work skirts, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked old west work skirts in our store.

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


#1 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Brown

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

ITEM 002036




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

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

Love it
My only problem is that i am losing weight so another will have to be bought!
Apr 12, 2019
Lamplight weaver

Quality product
The quality of my skirt is wonderful.
Oct 25, 2018
Redmond Wa
Great Skirt!
I really was impressed with this skirt quality. It is very long so I had to have it shortened but I always do. Other wise the fit was perfet! Very flattering with the somerset blouse's. Would work for a pioneer, victorian or old west look.
Nov 18, 2016
I was very impressed by the quality of this skirt. It is very well put together and has a good heavy feel about it. I bought this to wear to my daughter's Steampunk wedding but will be wearing it well beyond that because I love it. I will be wearing the tulle bustle skirt under it and a corset over it. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to wear it to the wedding. My husband will be wearing the brown cotton twill vest and trousers which match. I bought size XL as my waist size is 34". Because of the design, it is possible to add another button to make it a little larger or smaller. Very very happy!!
Jul 2, 2016
Barbara Aldrich
Dyer Ne
I was very impressed by the quality of this skirt. It is very well put together and has a good heavy feel about it. I bought this to wear to my daughter's Steampunk wedding but will be wearing it well beyond that because I love it. I will be wearing the tulle bustle skirt under it and a corset over it. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to wear it to the wedding. My husband will be wearing the brown cotton twill vest and trousers which match.
Jul 2, 2016
Barbara Aldrich
Dyer Ne
Great Skirt
I really liked this skirt from the moment it arrived. It is well made, and the fabric quality is excellent. The buttons on the back allow for adjustment in the waist. If I could suggest an improvement, it would be to make these in a petite length. At 5 feet and no inches tall, it was of course, too long. However, I am used to this, and it did not take long to re-hem it to an appropriate length. I highly recommend this skirt.
Mar 10, 2016
Laramie WY
Nice skirt
The skirt was exactly as in the picture. The material is durable and heavy. For the most part the stitching is very secure. (three stitches in the waist band unraveled but very easily fixed by even a complete sewing novice like me.). I am happy over all.
Sep 6, 2013
Mobile Al
Walking skirt
I was thrilled and delighted with my purchase and decided to go ahead and order a summer skirt as well. I liked the fit and the length was grand. I am a tour guide in costume and I also am involved in first person theater in our area, of women of the 1800's. I will enjoy the comfort of my new outfits. Thanks, so much!
Mar 1, 2013
Sue Crandall
Rockford IL
Very Nice!
This is a very nice skirt - well made, looks good and is a beautiful, rich brown color. I also own this style in the tan/khaki color. I like the option of the extra buttons in the back which allow for adjustment depending on whether you're wearing a blouse tucked in or an over blouse.
Jan 2, 2013
Victorian Lady
Sonora CA
Handsome, well-made, versatile skirt
Very nice, good quality skirt. The button closures at the back work great. I'm very satisfied with this purchase - the (international) transaction was very smooth and trouble-free.
Nov 15, 2011
Ottawa ON
Functional and comfortable
This skirt was a great value. The material kept me cool in the heat and warm in the chill of night. It also functioned as a blanket to sit on when wearing it and was very comfortable.
Sep 20, 2010
Harrisonburg VA


#2 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Black Cotton Solid Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist Nanny and Chimneysweep

ITEM 001836




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.81/5.00 stars from 58 reviews

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

No petites offered
I had to pay $50 to have this twill cotton skirt altered - it was about 5 inches too long. I sent it back the first time; don't read the reviews that state it is too small. I usually wear a 2X fitted but ordered a 3X because of previous reviews. That was a mistake; the 2X was the correct size, but again - no petites were offered and I had to have this altered.
Jun 15, 2019

Comfortable skirt; great fabric and quality
This skirt is very well made inside and out, and looks great when it's worn, because the fabric is a good quality and weight, and hangs well. The measurements are accurate as posted with the description. The two sets of buttons allows you to make the adjustments to get the right fit. My order arrived when promised, and in great condition. A great shopping experience!
May 19, 2019
Very nice
Once again a very well made garment. Rather heavy but that's ok. My only fuss is that I would really like the tops go with the bottoms. I bought a black blouse and was really hoping that the black skirt would match but there is a difference, especially in the sun. The skirt is more of a dark charcoal shade. However, I will wear them together as I have a big frilly apron to break things up. Even if you sold the fabric, I could makeup an Eton jacket. I saw that is the same situation with the wool skirts. I'd buy the fabric as the cost of the fabric and the time spent making would equal out the cost of the finished garment. I go for historical accuracy as much as possible. Buying something once in a while just beats making it even if it is only half the outfit.
Apr 17, 2019
Brooksville FL
Beautiful skirt
I wear petite proportioned garments so I had to alter the length and take in the waist... better than it being too small. It's well made and good quality so alteration is possible without destroying it.
Feb 7, 2019
Monument Oh
Cotton twill walking skirt
I love it, itís perfect for my needs. I am am a petite so it is too long for me but it is very easy to shorten. Although petite sizes would be great.
Dec 27, 2018


#3 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Navy

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

ITEM 002034




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

Excellent quality
May 8, 2020
Fort Fraser Br
Walking Skirt
I recently purchased the Navy Cotton Twill Walking Skirt & I LOVE it. The fit is just right for me even without wearing a corset. I am slowly transitioning into 19th C clothing on a full time basis & being a woman who wears a 2x makes it difficult. But you have made it easier & I received my order much quicker than I thought I would. Thank you :)
Sep 13, 2019
Robbin Buchtel
Neosho Mi
Walking Skirt.
I live in the country. This is my skirt of choice when I go out with the dogs. You wish Downtan Abbey. Karen.
Sep 5, 2019

Walking skirt
Love it! excited to wear next weekend!
Aug 22, 2019
Salem Or
great skirt
I have not had a chance to wear it yet. I do like the quality, it is not flimsy, I expect to enjoy this one for a long time,
May 15, 2019
Mary Wightman
Arlington WA
Versatile quality skirt
This is my third walking skirt ! I love them especially with the adjustable buttons on the back.
Mar 7, 2019
Escondido CA
Twill Walking Skirt
I absolutely love this skirt. It is made very well and I received many compliments on it. It fit perfect in length, just a little loose in the waist but I had layers on so it was perfect! I will definitely be buying more in the future!
Nov 3, 2018
Shopping should always be so easy!
Was happy to finally find a true dark navy blue skirt. Fit is true to size and adjusts in the back. Great quality as usual and holds up well in the wash.
May 24, 2018

This skirt is perfect! The back allows adjustments so that it fits quiet nicely. I used this skirt in my high school classroom for a simulation that we were doing and the students thought that the skirt with the Gibson blouse was delightful and helped to "set the stage" in the classroom for an era that has gone by. I have since decided to purchase the skirt in black so that i will have more options for next year!
Dec 8, 2017
Crystal Jackson
Cottonwood Ca
Walking Skirt
I found this to be true to size, with adjustable buttons in the waistband. A hidden pocket would have been an added bonus!
Aug 25, 2017
Nancy B
Madera CA
Excellent Walking Skirt
This is a beautiful skirt, with a gabardine-quality cotton, yet it does not crease and is easy to iron. At night the dark royal blue cotton takes on a lovely sheen, especially for photographs. It is easy to walk in, very smart, and I wore it with a wide, black velvet belt and a cream-lace, cotton, long-sleeved blouse (also from Historical Emporium). The whole outfit was lovely and I received compliments on the skirt, especially. If you are a size 4-6, and you purchase the 'small', it is a little big at the waist, so you may need to adjust it. The belt was neat and helped keep the skirt smaller at the waist. The XS size was unavailable but I had an event to attend and wanted to proceed. I would say the skirt runs a little bit bigger, so if you are a size 4, you definitely need XS, not S. A wonderful skirt, with nice features, and very elegant. Thank you.
Mar 15, 2017
Gloucester VA
I've never seen a skirt made this way. The length is perfect and it look's great. Thank you! Charlene
Nov 28, 2016
Gordonsville Va
Love it!
I love the way the back is made. The only thing wrong is the sizing isn't true to a XXL. I really wear an XL but buy XXL just in case it doesn't fit loosely. Well, this beautiful skirt isn't loose at all. I should have tried it on when I got it but didn't. I will be wearing it tomorrow or I would return for the next size up
Aug 12, 2016
Plymouth PA
Well-made & Graceful
Bought this as a fifteenth birthday present for my daughter, who loves all things Victorian. It was a hit. The skirt is well-made of nice, sturdy twill, and falls gracefully from my daughter's waist to the floor. The double buttons and vents and gathering in the back is charming. If my daughter decides she'd like another of these in a different color, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. This is a lovely piece of old-time clothing.
May 19, 2016
New York NY
great skirt
The long walking skirt is really a short addition th you wardrobe. I am really looking forward to steppingstone ou5 in this skirt. I wound purchase a waist belt to finish the look. Enjoy!
Aug 20, 2015
Sugar Land Tx


#4 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Pinstripe Walking Skirt - Black/White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Skirts Gray Black White Cotton Stripe Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001785




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.73/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Amazing Quality
I purchased this pinstripe walking skirt and the matching shirt for an upcoming event in my hometown. The event requires us to have on traditional looking 1850's clothing. This outfit is fashioned perfectly for the time period, very well made and fit true to size. I am so impressed and felt the price was great for the quality I received.
Aug 29, 2022
Griffin GA
Highly taylored, great fit and looks amazing!
Jul 23, 2021
Truckee CA
Sep 27, 2020
Calamity Jane
Barksdale Te
This is quite nice.
This whole outfit is quite nice and goes great with the short belt. The material is strong and nicely made.
Nov 21, 2019
Beverly MA
I bought this for an event. It was beautiful and very well made. It fit perfect according to measurements. I was very pleased and will buy from this company again.
Oct 24, 2019
Confederate Rose
Tupelo Ms
Good Quality but sizing is off
The fabric and construction is good quality, but of the 4 skirts I ordered, 3 had to have the center back panel completely removed to fit properly at the waist. These definitely run a bit big.
Mar 7, 2019

Great item
I was very pleased with this skirt. Fit was as described, with quite a bit of flexibility based on the multiple buttons available.
Nov 9, 2018
Norfolk VA
Just as pictured
This was the only item in my order that matched my expectations based on the picture.
Sep 28, 2018
Folsom CA
Beautiful skirt, fits wonderfully.
Mar 20, 2018

Good Pick
Although I think the products are a bit pricey, I certainly can not complain about the construction. I purchased both the blouse and skirt and both are very well made. I am new to this time period and a little hesitant about the look of the outfit but I think it will work for 1895. I thought the adjustability of the skirt was very clever and doesn't detract from an authentic look, at least as far as I can tell. I figure I'm saving myself a lot of work and aggravation by not sewing this one from scratch. However, I will be jazzing it up with some borders and an additional collar. I will also add horsehair around the hem. This is all for an event later this month where I give house tours and like to dress to the year the house was built. I think I'm pretty happy with this purchase and will be buying a white blouse sometime in the future.
Feb 3, 2017
Deborah Charlow
Great Skirt!
I love this skirt. It is nicely made and looks great in the black and white pinstripes. I wore it for the first time today (with the matching blouse and a black jacket) for a suffragette outfit that I wore to one of the Women's Marches. These are made like real clothing, not costumes, very nice. The skirt feels very accurate to the period - smooth and staight in front with a wonderful great sweep behind. I wore three petticoats under it for the full effect. It felt great! I did get the hem quite muddy, so we'll see how she does in the laundry!
Jan 22, 2017
Jennifer C.
Walnut Creek CA
Pinstripe skirt
I am very pleased with the pinstripe skirt. The fabric and quality are great and the adjustable button waist makes for a good fit.
Nov 18, 2016
Pinstrip Walking Skirt
Though I used reasonable measurements as instructed, this skirt was much larger. Even after washing, with a fair amount of shrinkage, I had to alter the waist. But my whole outfit with the blouse and hat was stunning. I got many compliments at our 4th of July festivities.
Jul 5, 2016
Daphne Polos
Dayton Ne
The skirt is wonderful. I love the adjustable button waist. The fit is as promised.
Jan 2, 2016
Aiken SC
Love the Material
Just what I wanted. The material is perfect as is the style. The size small fit but was a little tight around the waist. I returned for the medium which fits perfect with room to expand. Hopefully, I will not need it to expand.
Sep 4, 2015
Momma Johnson
Pilot Grove MO


#5 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Twill Bustle Skirt - Black

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

ITEM 002598




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 23 reviews

beautifully made
Very impressive quality. It's a rather heavy weight fabric, I like the body it provides. I'm wearing it with the hoop skirt. It goes well with a black blouse for a widow look and I have a burgundy ruffle blouse that looks beautiful with it as well.
Oct 25, 2019
Santa Cruz Ca
Black Twill Bustle Skirt
This skirt is well-made and perfect for the stage...very comfortable, too. I chose to wear a petticoat under it, but it also looks good without one.
Sep 27, 2018
Carmel IN
The skirt fit beautifully and was really comfortable!!! All of your items are so well made and of the best quality materials!!! Thank you!!!
Nov 10, 2017
Benicia Ca
Great Skirt
Love this skirt. Has a nicce weight to it, makes it move well. Good fit. Wish it had pockets.
Oct 22, 2017

best skirt yet
This is the 2nd skirt I have purchased here. I bought this skirt 1 size smaller than my previous skirt because I know the sizes run large. It fits perfectly, partly due to the elastic waist. It is also the right length right out of the box (I had to have my other skirt hemmed). I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a basic Victorian skirt. Keep a lint roller handy, because the twill attracts almost everything!
Feb 6, 2017
Deb Peterson
Minneapolis MN
Lovely skirt!
This is a very beautiful, well made skirt. It can be thrown in the washer and dryer and the folds and layers in the back can be touched up with an iron - don't have to dry clean! I'm paring this with a pair of victorian boots and the Abbington blouse. One could probably wear this skirt not as a costume, with a long sleeved V neck T-Shirt and a wide black belt.
Sep 1, 2016
Rochester NY
Looks so original I love the material
Aug 12, 2016
west liberty oh
This is a gorgeous garment. It is twill, so the hems will tend to fold over in the dryer and it will need a touch-up with an iron when it comes out. but you CAN put it in the washer and dryer, which is huge when you're talking about practical clothing. The length, weight, and drape of this are just beautiful. I have a thick waist, measuring around 36", and I ordered the XL. It fits well enough that I'm not going to exchange it but if I had it over I would order the Large -- there's ample stretch in the elastic and it would be a bit more snug/secure in the smaller size. Would love to see this offered in other colors!
Feb 6, 2016
Orlando FL
Love this Skirt!
This is a very pretty skirt & very comfortable! I can't wait to wear it on my trip to the Henry Ford Museum! Great look!
Aug 31, 2015
Martinsburg WV
Good quality
This skirt appears to be of good quality and very durable. It will work well with the Georgiana blouse wearing it in our 1862 era museum building, whether as a school teacher, store keeper, or housewife.
Jun 5, 2015
Jan H
Waverly Io
a rustle in the bustle
This is a super skirt. I wear a size 18 or better and it fits to perfection. AND doesn't look too big. the ruffle is only in the back and makes a nice silhouette. the front panel hangs smooth, just as it should. I would buy this in other colors too, if only it were made in brown, rust, tan or navy.
May 7, 2015
Donn Alea
Oakdale Ca
Beautiful skirt
This skirt is exactly what I was looking for! Great quality and sizing is perfect ! Being 5'11" talli was concerned about length- the length is exactly right!
Aug 29, 2014
Sammy Jo
Gulf Breeze Fl
Mdme Curie
This Bustle Skirt was excellent - I won a bottle of French Champagne so I am happy. Quick delivery, a little too large - but I think that is my fault for ordering Australian sizing!
Aug 23, 2014
Brisbane Qu
This skirt came with plenty of length for me at 5'8". It is well constructed and the elastic had a comfortable amount of give. It looks good alone; but the twill has a soft hand after washing. I don't find this a detriment at all for it makes it very comfortable. But it loses a little fullness because of it. It also looks great over hoops or with just a small bustle pad.
Mar 16, 2014
Denver Co
Great skirt
Ordered this at the last minute before an event and so glad I did. Lovely weight and quality of fabric. Great, comfortable design. Looked great, was easy to put on and it fit nicely under a corset. If only it came in a lovely dark brown...sigh. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a bit of a fancier back but still maintaining a general simplicity and elegance.
Jan 16, 2014
Peace Poet
San Diego CA


#6 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Brushed Twill Gibson Girl Skirt - Black

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

ITEM 002784




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Great skirt
Good quality, elegant cut, and also looks good without a hoop skirt...
Nov 5, 2016

So happy!
I love this skirt! It is wonderfully comfortable and so beautiful. It adds a touch of class to a modern dressy occasion. The length is fabulous, it makes me feel elegant.
Apr 5, 2015
Temecula CA
brushed twill gibson girl skirt
The skirt is perfect and beautiful but the sizing is very off from comparable sizes today. The skirt is for my daughter and she wears a size 2, sometimes, if something runs small she gets a 4. Thankfully you were out of 2 and 4 so we thought that we could pin the size 6. The 6 is tight and just barely fits her.
Oct 26, 2012

Very nice quality and delivered in a very timely manner. Courteous and knowledgable staff on phone sourced a difficult to find largest size from another warehouse and did careful checking of measurements so skirt would fit our actress.
Oct 19, 2012
Zelie Pforzheimer
Wilton Ct
I was so thrilled with all my purchase and continue to reorder Thank you very happy customer
Apr 24, 2012
Natuzza Mazzitelli
Melbourne Vi


#7 Rated Old West Work Skirt
Cotton Twill Walking Skirt - Purple

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

ITEM 002033




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Walking skirt
I bought this for my daughter. She liked the extra row of buttons which improves the fit.
Jun 8, 2021
Walking skirt
I bought this for my daughter. She liked the extra row of buttons which improves the fit.
Jan 16, 2021
looks great
Skirt looks great - simple and sturdy. Weighs 2 lbs! I have not worn it yet - am going to have to hem it up. It is a bit too long - trip-worthy - and I am 5'7" tall.
Nov 12, 2020
Sebastopol Ca


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