A striking Victorian riding habit, in wool, with two different bodices: the one with buttons is 1850s, the one with braiding is 1866. Both created for the Equestrian Dressmaker book
The habit has been used for a photoshoot with horses - there may be some hairs and dust on the train - it is therefore offered at a reduced price
Note:The skirt can be easily shortened for a walking dress!
* made in high quality wool satin
* both bodices tailored, with interlining, canvas etc.
* bodice 1: interlined throughout with light canvas, skirts interlined with heavier canvas. Bodice lined with glazed cotton, skirts and collar lined with silk. Inside seam finished by overlocler
*sporting 90 cloth covered buttons - by hand, on a metal base.
*closing with buttons in front
bodice 2: interlined with light canvas thoughout, front with heavier canvas to support the braiding. lined with silk.
* sporting rare vintage braided frogging and hand applied russia braid decoration.
* 2 pockets
* closing in front with frigging and velvet covered buttons/
* Insides finished by hand
*long voluminous skirt, cartridge pleated to the waistband.
The skirt has on pocket on the left side and sports an arrangement of interiod tapes that shortn the skirt to be worn as a travelling/ walking outfit - on a cage. The tapes have 2 length settings, but easy to adjut for shorter/longer option,
The accessories, blouse etc. are not included.
Jackets closes at:
waist 31" ( 79cm),
bust 40" (102cm), - a set of cotton bust/ shoulder cavity pads included
back width 16" ( 40 cm) -
skirt waist closes at 30" (70cm) with a button ( can be moved), and is very long all the way around, as expected of the habit at that time.
*This style is worn over a Victorian riding corset - wearing it with modern undergarments will be detrimental to the fit ( the bust position). Riding corsets can be purchased from the shop as stock items.
When measuring, please measure on a corset!
We are not responsible for the custom fees, please check with your postal services if applicable.
POSTAGE: the habit is over 2 kg, so please select a heavy parcel option at the checkout!
Payments plans considered ( 2-3 installmens), please ask - or purchase with Klarna
Please note that riding in full skirt can be hazardous - Prior Attire will not be responsible for any accidents, please ride responsibly and safely!