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The Josephine Victorian bolero jacket is a design inspired from an original 1880s fashion plate and features bolero styling at the front with a high neck, mandarin collar and single hook and eye fastening. At the back the panelling sweeps down and flares out in a peplum which sits elegantly over the hips. The sleeves feature light pleating at the shoulder and taper down to the wrist. The jacket is trimmed at neck and cuff with an elegant black venice lace. A little lace motif highlights the waist at the back.

Perfect for Steampunk, Victorian or theatrical outfits, this is the perfect finishing touch without resorting to a modern cover up or a shawl.

Features our gorgeous, polyester taffeta fabric which is a high quality, silk like  fabric that comes in a huge range of beautiful colours. The jacket is lined in beautiful, toning paisley jacquard viscose.

Made to measurements.
Beautiful Victorian shaping.
Black lace trim (may vary from what is shown)
Fully lined
Machine washable at 30C.

Not everyone fits standard sizing so I make everything to the measurements you provide. This means lengths are just so and widths are just right. For some items like skirts I will only need a few basic measurements, but complicated items like jackets will require you to fill out a measurement chart. Once you have placed your order, if necessary, I will send my measurement chart and instructions PDF in a message. Please see my shop policies for more FAQs about my service.

Choose your preferred colour from the drop down menu. Once your order is placed you will be sent a measurement chart and instructions.

As a custom piece this item is professionally handmade at my Lincolnshire, UK studio.  Please see the delivery section for details of my current schedule, but it is usually around 8 - 10 weeks plus shipping time.

Listing is for the jacket only. It is shown with our bustle skirts and underskirts which are available to order separately in the shop. If you are ordering the jacket with a skirt/bustle the lace trimmings will match and we recommend ordering both items together to ensure this.


Listing is for the JACKET ONLY!

JOSEPHINE 1880s Bolero, Taffeta Victorian Costume

  • Overview

    Victorian Bolero Jacket

    Polyester faux silk taffeta

    Black Venise Lace

    Made to measurements

    Made to order

  • Shipping

    Royal Mail Tracked 48 postage is included for UK clients.

    Despatch is approximately 8 - 10 weeks after ordering.

  • Returns

    As a customised item, made to measurements, returns are not accepted. Please see the Classic Collection Ts&Cs for full information.

  • What our customers say:

    "I was speechless when this arrived! I brought this whole outfit just before Christmas and wore it to a Victorian theatre dinner in London and actually ended up on stage - which I put down to my amazing outfit! Joanna made the process so simple, easy to follow instructions for taking my measurements and really responsive to communications. Saving up for my next price - wish I could dress like this everyday! 💖💖💖Thank you!" - Dawnni, UK

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