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Henrietta Victorian Polonaise (without skirt)
Helena Civil War Styled Gown
Fidelia Victorian Bustle Dress
Farrah May White Lace Organza Gown
Euphemia Victorian Ball Gown
Emma Victorian Gown
Emma Rosa Victorian Civil War Ballgown
Diantha Victorian Bustle Set
Devon's Victorian Silk Bustle Dress
Desiree Victorian Civil War Ballgown
Desidera Victorian Gown and Collar
Countess Lucia Victorian Bustle Dress
Civil War Victorian Styled Gown
Civil War Styled Set
Civil War Styled Gown and  Lace Fichu
Civil War Era Jacket
Civil War Era Dress
Cintha Victorian Gown
Chantelle Victorian Ball Gown
Cassidy Old West Civil War Style Dress
Carrie Victorian Dress
Bellamira Dupioni Victorian Ball Gown
Bella Rose Victorian Bustle Set
Ava Polonaise Ensemble

Worn during formal evening events, gowns were the finest garments owned by Victorian maidens. Made of luxurious fabrics like brocade and damask, gowns were expensive. While a wealthy woman might have several evening gowns to choose from, most women only had one gown. Evening gowns were worn for a variety of evening events, including balls, dinner parties, theatre performances, and operas.

Depending on the event at hand, different styles of evening gowns were worn. For a smaller party or event, a modest light or dark colored gown was worn depending on season. For a larger festivity, an off the shoulder fashionable gown was worn. The choice of gown could be quite stressful, as many were uncertain of what to wear where. Many articles were published at the time, voicing different opinions on the matter.

Here at Recollections, we have historically accurate gowns for every occasion! Our extravagant gowns are unique and show stopping. Be the belle of the ball in a satin ball gown or the perfect hostess in a fancy bustle dress. All of our gowns are available in sizes XS to XXXXL and made in the USA. We can't wait to make your next (or first) Victorian evening gown!