Shop Victorian Gowns

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Civil War Styled Gown and  Lace Fichu
Victorian Dupioni Cape Ensemble
Alicia Victorian  Polonaise
Janina Victorian Style Cotton Ball Gown
Larksong Victorian Civil War Style Gown
Henrietta Victorian Polonaise and Skirt
Nellie Lovett Victorian Red Stripe Dress
Henrietta Victorian Polonaise (without skirt)
Devon's Victorian Silk Bustle Dress
Marelda Victorian Ball Gown (overdress only)
Civil War Era Jacket

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!