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Made in the USA since 1981

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Iris Victorian Velvet Suit
Misha Victorian Ensemble
Eliza Edwardian Suit
Victorian Corduroy Riding Suit
Quinn Riding Suit
Sarah Ann Victorian Suit
Sienna Edwardian Corduroy Suit
Beatrix Victorian Suit
Victorian Hunting Suit
Caitlin Plaid Traveling Suit
Easter's Sunday Suit
Twill Victorian Style Suit
Feodora Edwardian Suit
Cimarron Old West Ensemble
Corduroy Cape Jacket and Skirt
Old West Victorian Suit
Tirra Festive Victorian Suit
Edwardian Style Suit
Adaira Victorian Brown Suit
Davina Hunter Suit
Alantha Cotton Twill Cape and Skirt
Diva Victorian Style Ensemble
Eleanor Lea Military Style Suit
Honora Edwardian Suit

Physical activities were common for women during the Victorian era. Though the garments worn for such activities were restricting and more modest than what men more, women still participated in a variety of sports. Victorian women actively pursued swimming, archery, horse riding, ice skating, golfing, boating tennis and biking. Ladies Home Journal gives the example of a perfect Victorian maiden in 1891, "As a nation we ought to welcome the healthy, hearty girl who can beat her brother in managing a tennis ball, in rowing a boat, and very often in managing a frisky horse."

Towards the end of the Victorian era, costumes became much more practical for sports. With the introduction of sportswear and suits, women had more maneuverability and better posture. In the early 1900s suits were common wear for everyday women. Prior to this time, trend setters like Sarah Bernhardt wore suits for everyday wear. Other women solely wore such costumes for sports activities. These costumes consisted of tailored jackets, a blouse and long slim skirt.

Here at Recollections, we have suits perfect for any everyday activity. We have suits for hunting, bicycle riding and archery. Most of the suits feature a button down jacket and skirt of pants. Our made in the USA suits are made of durable fabrics like twill and corduroy. They are available in sizes XS to XXXXL. We can't wait to make your next (or first) suit ensemble!