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Victorian Polonaise and Lace Ruffled Skirt
$379.95
Civil War Victorian Styled Gown
$379.95
Angelica  Victorian Ball Gown
$379.95
Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown
$369.95
Victorian Bustle Jacket and Skirt Set
$359.95
Christina Victorian Ball Gown
$359.95
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
$359.95
Jessamine Victorian Dress
$359.95
Persephone Civil War Gown
$359.95
Mistique Victorian Ensemble
$349.95
Vertiline Civil War Gown
$349.95
Marelda Silk Victorian Ball Gown
$349.95
Verona Victorian Fancy Gown
$339.95
Carolina Civil War Gown
$339.95
Victorian Dupioni Cape Ensemble
$329.95
Victorian  Ensemble
$329.95
Scarlette Victorian Styled Ensemble
$329.95
Sabina Victorian Ensemble
$329.95
Promenade Victorian Dress
$329.95
Victorian Velvet Gown
$329.95
Diantha Victorian Bustle Set
$329.95
Arabella Silk Victorian Ball Gown
$329.95
Desiree Victorian Civil War Ballgown
$319.95
Nellie Lovett Victorian Red Stripe Dress
$299.95

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!

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