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Lorellen Off Shoulder Victorian Civil War Ballgown
$349.95
Vertiline Civil War Gown
$349.95
Mistique Victorian Ensemble
$349.95
Marilla Victorian Polonaise and Taffeta Skirt
$359.00
Persephone Civil War Gown
$359.95
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
$359.95
Victorian Bustier and Skiirt
$359.95
Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown
$369.00
Louisiana Bustled Gown with Train
$369.00
Jessamine Victorian Dress
$379.00
Angelica  Victorian Ball Gown
$379.95
Isabella Victorian Polonaise Ensemble
$379.95
Civil War Victorian Styled Gown
$379.95
Lady Johanna Polonaise Ensemble
$389.95
Ava Polonaise Ensemble
$399.95
Renata Victorian Polonaise Dress
$399.95
Lucretia Victorian Set
$399.95
Alicia Victorian  Polonaise
$399.95
Victorian Civil War Styled Ball Gown
$429.95
Fidelia Victorian Bustle Dress
$439.95
Countess Lucia Victorian Bustle Dress
$439.95
Noelle Victorian Ball Gown
$489.00
Bella Rose Victorian Bustle Set
$489.95
Magnolia Victorian Satin Ball Gown
$499.00

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!