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Top 7 Victorian 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 victorian 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 victorian 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 Victorian 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: 4.82/5.00 stars from 57 reviews

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
Cotton skirt
Love this skirt! Fits well and very comfortable.
Oct 12, 2018


#2 Rated Victorian 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


#3 Rated Victorian 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: 4.72/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

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
Great outfit. Good sizing. Tons of compliments.
Oct 24, 2014
Pinnacle NC


#4 Rated Victorian Work Skirt
Swirl Skirt - Indigo Blue

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Skirts Blue Synthetic Floral Work Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003305




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Indigo Skirt
Love this skirt it came in very quickly is exactly as pictured fixed perfectly.
Sep 29, 2016
Seekonk MA
This is another piece that can work with anything. Who knew I would have another place to wear this skirt after I got it for a 100th Anniversary party? I went to a 'Country' themed benefit and it was perfect! This will work for a ton of costumes - and I already wore it for real! AND it will work for all the girls in my family because it's one size fits all - and it did!
Oct 30, 2015
Chicago Il
Fun skirt, great fit!
What a great find. I need this for a period costume for an upcoming local event and it is perfect! Nice fabric and the "one size fits all" concept works for this skirt. I am short, so the ankle length of this item makes for the right full length for me and I did not have to hem it, as I would have for any true full length item. In addition to the period costume need, I think I will wear this again and again. I may even order it in another color! Thanks, Historical Emporium for having just the right item and for the speedy shipment. Not only will I shop here again, but I will certainly recommend this site to others.
Mar 7, 2014
Pensacola FL
swirl skirt
wish it were a heavier material - I will be returning this
Oct 11, 2013
brownwood te
Love the Skirt
This skirt is beautiful and so well made! It fits so good and looks fabulous. I'am so happy with it and well worth the money. It came so quickly and very well packaged. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product and company. So glad I found this site! I'm Aunt Eller in an upcoming production of Oklahoma and this is perfect.
May 3, 2013
Riverside Ca
Swirl Skirt-Indigo Blue
This Skirt was a perfet fit, and I love the intricate detail of embroidery and the pannels show up beautifully especially under indoor lighting. I had many complaments on the material and how they year of 1905 fit this skirt! It was ship on April 15th and arrived at my house on April 18th, I needed to wear this skirt on April 20th to a 4-H banquet as lead Instructor of Living History. When they say expidte shipping, they are not kidding!!!! Would I order from Historical Emporium again? I sure would with confidence of size which are right on! Thank you Historical Emporium !!!!
Apr 26, 2013
Charlene M
Rock City Falls Ne
Swirl Skirt
I wore my skirt for two different events and got rave reviews. It fit me well and I was comfortable wearing it.
Apr 17, 2013
Ruth Atkins
Lake Elsinore CA
indigo skirt
very beautiful, nice detailing
Jan 20, 2013
jeanne cheary
Love this skirt!
The pictures do not begin to show the real beauty of this skirt! Embroidery details are absolutely gorgeous. Came in the mail in two days - incredible.
Jun 22, 2012
Gacefully Aging...
Oak Ridge NC


#5 Rated Victorian 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


#6 Rated Victorian 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


#7 Rated Victorian Work Skirt
Brushed Twill Convertible Riding Skirt - Brown

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Skirts Brown Cotton Solid Work Riding Pants Split |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002782




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 39 reviews

Thick and Tough
They were a succinct aesthetic top layer for my trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPS. I wore them horse back riding and hiking. Originally I was concerned as I was between sizes. Eventually I went with the larger size. I ordered them over a month earlier than I needed because I knew I'd have to have them hemmed. I'm 5'1 so about four inches had to come off the bottom before I could walk in them even in boots. I'm glad that I went with the larger size. It snow every other day there so I had room to tuck sweaters in. I got complements from rangers, civilians and family alike. I was impressed with how thick and functional they are. The material is like work jeans not stretchy like Mike Rowe work. Yet despite how tough they are they are super comfy.
Jun 16, 2021
Katie Malone
riding skirt
super skirt and a perfect fit
Sep 16, 2020
Meadview az
Great !
Jun 1, 2020
Mom of Many
Bluffdale Ut
Great !
Jun 1, 2020
Mom of Many
Bluffdale Ut
Exactly what I was looking for
The size is true and material quality is great.
Oct 12, 2018
Great Skirt
This convertible riding skirt is amazing! It looks great! The fabric is a nice weight and hangs well. The skirt is well-made with good, even stitching and the buttons are well attached. I purchased this riding skirt for an event and am confident that it will look historically accurate. Also the sizing runs true to size. I used the measurements on the size chart and it fits perfectly! If you are thinking about purchasing this riding skirt, do it! you won't be disappointed.
Oct 9, 2018
Fountain CO
Riding Skirt
Nicely made with good material. I have had to sew back on a couple of buttons that were not secured. Sizing is a little different (I am standard size 10 in Australia) and I have had to have this taken IN so I would suggest double checking the sizing chart. Great service, website is easy to follow. My parcel arrived in good time but the postage was expensive for weight ratio. I would like to see more specials (of course) and perhaps review cost of postage ($50 is a lot for a skirt America to Australia).
Jul 12, 2018
Astrid Coleman
Riding Skirt
Best pants ever!!!
Jun 27, 2018

Love this skirt
I love the way this looks on me very nice fabric and am looking forward to wearing out for evenings out and or just to wear something a bit different. super fast shipping very pleased
Mar 22, 2018
Perfect fit, look
Definitely order by waist size. I'm a 28-inch waist, 39 inch hips, and ordered the size 6. I probably could have gotten a size 4 but the 6 will allow me to tuck in bulkier shirts. Heavy duty fabric, made very well.
Aug 11, 2017
Costume addict

convertible riding skirt
Love the fit and style. Quality garment, very well made.
Jul 14, 2017
Pearl River LA
Long, comfortable and true to size. I'm wearing these for cowboy action shooting, since some of our stages require mounting/dismounting/shooting from the saddle on a wooden horse.
Jun 22, 2017

My love is back!
This is the style of the second skirt that I had to give away due to my size. So I was over the moon when I saw this one. I ordered it and I was not disappointed. I am so happy to have both skirts back in my closet. Thank you H.E.
Dec 15, 2016
Speedy service and great quality
I purchased the riding skirt and love it. It is such great quality. The skirt does go up higher on the waist than I am use to but it is still comfortable.
Oct 29, 2015
Independence Mi
Well designed, high quality
I had been looking for a long split skirt that would fit my taller (5'8") size and have a bit of Old West character and unique touches. I am more than impressed with the substantial weight of the fabric, the true to size fit, the buttons, and the length. I can't wait for cooler weather in fall and winter to arrive so I can start wearing this to work with my western boots!
Aug 6, 2015
Santa Fe Ne


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