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Farrah May White Lace Organza Gown
$599.95
Alexandra Victorian Gown
$279.95
Victorian Lace Ball Gown
$599.95
Victorian Velvet and Satin Polonaise
$574.95
Civil War Era Dress on Sale
$219.00
Vertiline Civil War Gown
$349.95
Isolde Lacy Victorian Polonaise Set
$299.95
Civil War Styled Set
$299.95
Raven Victorian Ensemble
$259.95
Lorellen Off Shoulder Victorian Civil War Ballgown
$349.95
Alicia Victorian  Polonaise
$399.95
Persephone Civil War Gown
$359.95
Lucretia Victorian Set
$399.95
Marilla Victorian Polonaise and Taffeta Skirt
$359.00
Civil War Styled Gown and  Lace Fichu
$184.95
Bella Rose Victorian Bustle Set
$489.95
Marelda Silk Victorian Ball Gown
$349.95
Desiree Victorian Civil War Ballgown
$319.95
Diantha Victorian Bustle Set
$329.95
Tamsin Victorian Gown
$219.95
Emma Rosa Victorian Civil War Ballgown
$499.95
Victorian Dupioni Cape Ensemble
$329.95
Victorian Ball Gown
$499.95
Larksong Victorian Civil War Style Gown
$219.00

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!