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Chantelle Victorian Ball Gown
Victorian Gown
Primrose Victorian Civil War Gown
Emma Victorian Gown
Octavia Rose Victorian Lace Ball Gown
Lorellen Off Shoulder Victorian Civil War Ballgown
Colette Civil War Styled Ball Gown
Victorian Southern Belle Ball Gown
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
Velvet Ball Gown
Victorian Gown and Lace Basque
Victorian Bustier and Skirt
Desiree Victorian Civil War Ballgown
Bellamira Dupioni Victorian Ball Gown
Farrah May White Lace Organza Gown
Magnolia Victorian Satin Ball Gown
Mary Elizabeth Victorian Gown
Ah, to be the belle of the ball! Our short-sleeved ball gowns are filled with Victorian charm and elegance. You will be turning heads as all eyes are on you at your next party or event wearing one of these beautiful dresses.

Each gown featured here is designed to be worn off-the-shoulder for elegant evening affairs. The sleeves on some of the dresses can be worn on the shoulder for daytime events or to create a new look.Do you like lace? We have designs that feature ruffled lace to create a shawl effect. Do you like poufed sleeves? We have several styles featuring a double-poufed sleeve that is charming when worn on the shoulder and stunning when revealing your shoulders. One of our customer favorites features beautifully shirred sleeves that draw just the right amount of attention to your shoulders.

Many of our short-sleeved ball gowns feature a natural waistline, which was popular during the Civil War era. This mini-era had a style all of its own. Balls, cotillions, and other fancy events of this era were huge formal affairs. Statements were made through the garments worn to such social engagements. We feature several styles ranging from simple elegance to sheer opulence. Some are modest and some daring. Are you prim and proper or are you Jezebel? Perhaps, you are royalty!Whatever you need or wherever your fantasies take you, we have a short-sleeved ball gown to suit you.

Some of our short-sleeved ball gowns feature our famous 'V' bodice. This bodice is so flattering! Some bodices feature boning, others are fitted

Our gowns are embellished with beautiful and delicate laces including Venice, French Alencon re-embroidered, ruffled, and as rosettes! Some are adorned in fabric ruffles or shirred hems. Looking for something to change up your style or add a little modesty? We have a gown featuring a fichu, a modesty covering for low necklines. We also have a gown with a beautiful lace basque, which is another modesty covering popular during the mid-19th century.

Fabrics used in our short-sleeved ball gowns include delicate organza, lustrous dupioni, cotton calico, satin, and taffeta. Some of our gowns are washable, but we recommend dry cleaning to keep your garment as beautiful as the day it arrived on your doorstep.

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Several of our short-sleeved ball gowns come in white and would be perfect for your special day! Many styles are also suitable for your attendants. Your bridal fantasy starts with one of our ball gowns.

Many of these gowns can easily accommodate a hoop skirt or extra-wide crinoline underneath. We offer a selection of hoop skirts and crinolines from which to choos. We also have a wide assortment of other accessories such as shoes and boots, stockings, capes, shawls, fichus, basques, chemisettes, jabots, cuffs, fans, gloves, reticules, hats and hair ornaments, jewelry, and parasols from which to choose to complete your look.

Recollections' short-sleeved ball gowns are lovingly designed and crafted in the United States of America and come in sizes XS to XXXXL.