New Victorian blouses in comfortable cotton or with romantic Victorian lace and ruffle trim. Each of these white, black or colored blouses are perfect for Victorian, Civil War, Lolita, Gothic or Steampunk Costumes . High neck blouses, called waists, were fashionable in the early Victorian years around 1840. The neckline settled down and sleeves ballooned out during the Civil into the Garibaldi blouse. Fussy frills, ruffles, pintucks and bows adorned most women’s Victorian tops. Victorian lace blouses that buttoned up the back became more common in the later Victorian to the Edwardian era. Front buttoning shirts were usually only worn by men or as ladies vests and jackets. The bolero style jacket was especially popular worn over blouses in the mid-Victorian era and women’s vests in the later years.
Pair these new Victorian blouses, tops and shirts with a long full skirt, boots, and jewelry for a complete Victorian inspired look. Many come in extended sizes or plus sizes. Scroll down to see pictures of Victorian blouses through each decade.