Most people find that our sizing runs generously. If you are undecided with which size to order, it is best to order the smaller size. Additionally, you may add your measurements (bust and waist) at check out and we can help you choose the nearest size.
An exception to the generous sizing is the type of ball gown that requires boning in the bodice and that supports a heavy skirt. Many times this style is also "off-the-shoulder" and requires a firm fit to stay up. These styles tend to not run as generously as most of our other garments because of this.
In most cases you should take your bust and waist measurement to determine your size. Please wear the undergarments that you intend to wear when you do your measuring. For example, take your measurement over the type of brassiere or corset that you may be wearing.
Measure the fullest part of your bust around and the smallest part of your waist.
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Recollections garments are put into production especially for you once you order, with some designs customizable to suit your preferences. Our made-to-order garments can take 5 weeks to 7 weeks for delivery depending on the design of the garment, the complexity, and the materials. Rush production and rush shipping options are available at an additional cost at check out.
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Shades of the old South! You will step back in time every time you wear this elegant Civil War inspired gown. This gown has all the right details. The fitted bodice features a high neckline with a dropped shoulder seam above double puffed sleeves. The bodice front is shaped by four darts and the closure is in the front with covered buttons. The back bodice has a center back piece and 2 side back panels. The very full skirt is gathered smoothly into the bodice at the waistline. Perhaps the best part is the fabric; shimmering dupioni in your color choice means that this gown will show off beautifully in any light. Polyester dupioni - please dry clean. Proudly designed and made by Recollections in America! Emily completes her look with gloves, hat, earrings, and a ruffled hoop and they are all available priced separately. Mint julep anyone?
I bought this dress for historical tours and a tv show we filmed. It was very well made and overall very authentic looking. I dressed it up with a hat and accessories, otherwise it is a very basic dress that can be worn for a daytime event or nighttime. I wore a petticoat with it, not a hoop skirt.
Lesley H | Cullman , Al
Nice dress, beautifully made, BUT....
This is a lovely dress. But, don't be fooled by the color nude, which looks like a lovely pink in the photo's online (it even looks like they pair it with a hat that also has pink on it), but, in real life it is a very dull, bland, drab, light brown, tan... so disappointed. So if you want a pink color, don't order nude.