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Victorian Velvet and Satin Polonaise
Victorian Southern Belle Ball Gown
Victorian Lace Ball Gown
Victorian Gown
Victorian Dupioni Cape Ensemble
Victorian Cotton Gown
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
Victorian Civil War Style Set
Victorian Bustier and Skirt
Victorian Ball Gown
Velvet Ball Gown
Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown
Valentina Victorian Style Overdress
Ursula Victorian Polonaise Set
Tara Civil War Styled Gown
Tamsin Victorian Gown
Snowdrop Edwardian Eyelet Lace Gown
Rosetta Belle Victorian Gown
Renata Victorian Polonaise Dress
Raven Victorian Ensemble
Priscilla Victorian Gown
Primrose Victorian Civil War Gown
Persephone Civil War Gown

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!