Retro Repros (Retrospective Reproductions) -These are garments made for example for re-enactments such as
Centenaries, Civil War, Medieval Banquets, Christmas and Autumnal Craft Fayres
and living history weekends. Fabrics available
today are usually used to reproduce costumes as authentically as possible.
re-enactment pieces who sell Victorian styled Crinoline, bustle dresses
and Leg o' Mutton 1890's items include the reputable website at
make washable garments to fit modern measurements, as well as being wholesale
dealers of re-enactment items.
Reproduction Costume for
and Velvet Gown 41150
2 Piece Set
Skirt and Vest 4897-8
Satin Suit 4902-3
These are good examples of modern reproduction versions of mid/late
Victorian dress. All can be made to figure
measurements from XS-XXXXL and in a colour choice from a range of about
8 shades or patterns. The range also includes saloon wear. You can see more of the range at
The bonus of the majority of these dresses is that they can be
safely worn for re-enactment and easily laundered after wear.
It is not vintage. It is good wearable reproduction costume
and can be mixed with vintage items such as shawls, cloaks,
parasols, reticules, jabots, old jewellery, shoes, underwear,
blouses and hats.
I think all costume, whether reproduction or
vintage is improved by wearing the correct underwear and all of
these garments have available under pieces such as hooped crinoline
petticoats, small bustles, over petticoats, trained petticoats,
camisoles and long drawers.
If you are seeking fully made up garments at reasonable cost and suitable for
re-enactment in Victorian and Edwardian style then try those by
Marianne at Recollections. I am a long time fan of Marianne and her period
clothing website Recollections. Recently Marianne introduced several retro
ladies swimming costumes to her extensive range of over 500 costumes. You can
see for yourself in the photographs below how good these look.
The retro Victorian Edwardian swimming costumes above are by Marianne at
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