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The Josephine Underskirt is the basis of your perfect Victorian costume whether you are gothic, neo-Victorian or steampunk and it is a flexible piece that can be worn on its own or teamed with different bustle overskirts. This is one item you simply have to have in your alternative wardrobe!

The skirt shape is based on the 1880s style, flat at the front with side pleating and gathering at the back which gives plenty of volume to wear a bustle pad too if desired. It is designed to be worn under one of our bustle overskirts. Alternatively wear it without a bustle overskirt as shown for a less fussy look - great with an underbust corset and high necked blouse. The back hem is approx. 4"/10cm longer than the front and creates an elegant sweeper train when not worn with a bustle pad.

The fabric shown is high quality, silk effect, polyester taffeta which is luxurious, but also easy to care for. Please bear in mind the pale colours such as white, ivory, pale ivory and magnolia can appear a little bit sheer so I would recommend wearing a white petticoat underneath. This will also give you much better period shaping in general.

Modern overlocked/serged seams.
Skirt is unlined.
Blind stitched hem with crinoline braid.
2x buttons for fastening with an inch between them.
Machined buttonholes.
Machine washable at 40C.

Simply choose your colour from the drop down menu and then provide your waist circumference and waist to floor length in the shoes you will wear in the additional info box.
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 weeks plus shipping time.


Listing is for the SKIRT ONLY!

JOSEPHINE UNDERSKIRT, Taffeta Victorian Costume

  • Overview

    Victorian Skirt

    Polyester faux silk taffeta

    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:

    "Absolutely beautiful. Fits perfectly. Lovely material that swishes when I walk. I am sure I will be back to order more items." - Karen, USA

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