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Bernardina 18th Century Overdress

    Bernardina 18th Century Overdress

    Code: 150461

    Our 18th century styled overdress is made up in rich dupioni and taffeta. It is shown with a black taffeta underskirt, which is priced separately. The overdress has a closely fitted bodice with a square neckline and a deep "V" at the waist front. Dupioni ruching details the neckline. The sleeves have a flattering fullness at the shoulder, and are trimmed out with more ruching at the elbow. A gathered asymmetrical pouf trimmed in lace finishes the sleeve. The bodice front features a black taffeta panel that is trimmed in plush black velvet ribbon and black rose Venice lace. The dupioni attached overskirt is split at the center front and bustled up at the hips and in the back. You can pair this overdress with one of your black taffeta skirts. Please dry clean only. Recollections clothing is proudly made in America. Liesa finishes her look with a black taffeta skirt, jewelry, gloves, and an extra full crinoline - all are available priced separately. Just perfect!

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    Q: The 18th century dress, how is it fastened? In the back or front? With hooks, a zipper, buttons?

    A: Back Zipper closure.

    Q: Just wanted to find out if this could be made with red/green/ or purple velvet braid trim as well? Thank you!

    A: No sorry, black only.

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    Size Chart

    English / Metric
      24 68 1012 1416 1820 2224 2628 3032
    BUST 3334 3536 3738 4042 4446 4850 5254 5658
    WAIST 2425 2627 2830 3133 3537 3942 4447 5053

    What size should I order?

    Most people find that our sizing runs generously. If you are undecided with which size to order, it is best to order the smaller size, or give us a call to assist you (1-800-452-5925). You may also email us at with your measurements (bust and waist) and we can help you choose the nearest size.

    An exception to the generous sizing is the type of ball gown that requires boning in the bodice and that supports a heavy skirt. Many times this style is also "off-the-shoulder" and requires a firm fit to stay up. These styles tend to not run as generously as most of our other garments because of this. But please, give us a call if you are uncertain.

    In most cases you should take your bust and waist measurement to determine your size. Please wear the undergarments that you intend to wear when you do your measuring. For example, take your measurement over the type of brassiere or corset that you may be wearing.

    Measure the fullest part of your bust around and the smallest part of your waist.


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