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Bicycling Outfit
$169.95
Tempest Victorian Suit
$179.95
Penelope Victorian Styled Suit
$179.95
Misha Victorian Ensemble
$299.95
Quinn Riding Suit
$279.95
Cimarron Old West Ensemble
$239.95
Twill Vest and Skirt
$169.95
Victorian Mourning Suit
$299.95
Twill Victorian Style Suit
$239.95
Old West Victorian  Jacket and Skirt
$179.95
Frances Edwardian Herringbone Suit
$259.95
Edwardian Twill Cape Blouse and Skirt
$219.95
Eastham Edwardian Pinstripe Long Jacket and Skirt
$279.95
Old West Victorian Suit
$229.95
Victorian Twill Suit
$179.95
Fern Edwardian Suit
$179.95
Iris Victorian Velvet Suit
$299.95
Victorian Hunting Suit
$269.95
Holly Dickens Caroling Cape and Skirt
$179.95
Eleanor Lea Military Style Suit
$199.95
Lilith Edwardian Ensemble
$219.95
Sienna Edwardian Corduroy Suit
$249.95
Sarah Ann Victorian Suit
$269.95
Honora Edwardian Suit
$219.95

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!

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