The 1940s Vintage Inspired 'Nen' Skirt

The Nen skirt is a 1940s style skirt made up of 8 panels. 


Rose’s Wardrobe is inspired by relatives from past times and what they wore. The name ‘Rose’s Wardrobe’ is named after Leanne’s Grandma, Rose. 

Inspiration for the Nen skirt

Other muses that have inspired Rose’s Wardrobe are Emma’s Grandma, Edna, and Great Grandma, Patricia. 

To read more about Rose’s Wardrobes muses, click here.

The ‘Nen’ skirt is no exception. The Nen skirt is inspired by Rose’s sister, Helen, whose nickname was ‘Nen’. 



The vintage inspired Nen skirt is designed and handmade in Langholm, Scotland. 

The skirt is made out of 8 panels to give a flattering, feminine silhouette. It’s made out of 100% wool fabric, in a salt and pepper fabric that combines shades of burgundy, burnt orange and lilac, ideal to take you through Autumn and Winter 2020. 

Fabric being woven in the local Langholm mills

The fabric gives a lovely rich feel to a classic shape, and is designed and woven in a local Langholm mill. Find out more about Rose’s Wardrobe Limited Edition fabrics by clicking here

The Nen skirt is a staple for any vintage inspired wardrobe!


The Nen skirt is very versatile and can be worn with a handful of things you’re likely to already have in your wardrobe - blouses, jumpers, cardigans, etc. 

The Lillias Blouse worn by Stacey from @gobbleknoll_vintage photographed by @headshots.and.hydrangeas

If you’re looking for a complete vintage inspired outfit, we recommend our ‘Lillias’ blouse. The Lillias is a vintage inspired Tencel blouse that’s available in Ivory or Sky Blue. 

If you’re looking for the finishing touch, take a look at Rose’s Wardrobes accessories



Rose’s Wardrobe was founded by Emma and Leanne after both having over 12 years of experience between them working in high street, vintage inspired, and fashion supplier backgrounds. The inspiration from Rose’s Wardrobe derived from Emma and Leanne’s muses - their grandmas and great grandma - Patricia, Edna, and Rose. The aim is to produce replicas of the beautiful clothes their grandmas wore, using colours, styles and prints from the 1940’s through to the 1960’s. You can connect with Rose’s Wardrobe on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Have a look at where Rose’s Wardrobe will be here. Read our sustainability statement. Or, shop the collection