The Victorian Skirt – from Petticoats to Bustle: Part 2

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Polonaise, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , |

Enter the Bustle Riding on a Train 1870 was the year of the train, and it was not the one that runs on tracks. Ball gowns sported long beautiful trains and within three years only walking dresses remained floor-length. The soft bustle was also riding high in 1870. While there was some fullness at the front [...]

What exactly is a Polonaise?

By | June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Polonaise|Tags: |

We have plenty of polonaise ensembles on the Recollections website, all of which are beautifully handcrafted outfits with enormous amounts of fabric. But what exactly is a polonaise? Well, it isn’t the traditional Polish folk dance, even though the outfits are inspired by this. The polonaise is taken from Polish folk costumes and consists of [...]