Throughout the Victorian period, mourning would take place for two and a half years! During the first year, black was the only color worn by a widow. This mourning gown in all black has the silhouette of a classic Victorian style. The dress has a fitted waist with a V-shape in front. This dress has leg-o-mutton sleeves and a full skirt. Dress has high collar and front button closure. All in black, this dress is suitable for any woman in mourning. Hand wash or machine wash. Hang dry. 100% cotton. Priced separately are the boots, jewelry, hat, crinoline, stockings and gloves that the model is wearing. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America!
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Q: Does this dress require a crinoline?
A: No, wearing a crinoline is your preference. The skirt will still have fullness.
Q: I this cotton dress(black mourning) the same material and thickness as the cotton chocolate dress(Code 70654)? I'm asking because I found the chocolate dresses material to be too thin and light enough to see through, although, I do like the style of the dress very much; though, the material needs to be thicker and heavier. Thank you for your help.
A: This dress is the same 100% cotton as the chocolate fabric.
Q: can this dress also be made in black taffeta?
A: Yes, we can make the dress in taffeta for an additional 75.00. The fabric change makes the item non-returnable.
Q: Can the dress be made in any of the other 100% cotton colors?
A: Yes! We can make the dress in other solid cottons. It will be non-returnable, however.
Q: I am interested in the long sleeved mourning dress. I am slightly concerned about the arms fitting. Could you tell me the measurements of the upper arms? I would like to change the fabric if I order this dress, and know that once I do I will be unable to return it.
A: I do not have the finished measurement of the sleeve. I can only suggest that when you order you provide your upper arm measurement, if needed we can put in a larger sleeve for you.
Q: I'm not sure about sizing...small or medium.... Measurements, please?
A: The size small finishes at bust 38 and waist 29, the medium is bust 41.5 and waist 32.
Q: Hello. For the 'mourning gown' dress I am not sure what size to get. What are the exact measures for XL and XXL? I currently don't have exact measurements for myself but I am a very short, larger sized person. I stand at around 4'9. I will get the exact measurements for myself most likely by tomorrow and ask more questions then. Thank you in advance!
A: The size XL finishes at bust 48 and waist 42, the XXL is bust 53 and waist 46.5. The length of this dress from waist to hem is 40 inches. We can alter the length for a 20.00 fee if needed.
Q: How does the cotton stand up to wrinkling? I would be wearing it during the summer.
A: The fabric is 100% cotton and some wrinkling will occur. It is easily steam ironed.
Q: Hi! For 1900s mourning dress, how quick is the turn around? I am in a play that opens March 17th so preferably I would need it at the latest by March 13 so that I could have it for tech rehearsals. Please let me know, I am very interested!
A: Normal production is 3-6 weeks. Order now, but expedited shipping may be required. You will be contacted if that is the case.
Q: Could you tell me the measurements of the skirt?
A: Waist to hem is 40 inches, I do not have the circumference measurement.
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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 email@example.com 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.