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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Regular price $299.95. Save 20% through midnight Pacific Time November 23rd during our Best Sellers Sale.
A striking appearance is created with this charming calico polonaise and skirt
ensemble! The long polonaise jacket has pleated sides and line and lace trimmed
bustled back. Jacket has front button closure. The delightful turn-back collar is of
contrasting cotton, as are the cuffs. Lovely lace trimmed caps finish the shoulders.
The matching calico skirt has a deep flounce and forms a small train in back. Skirt
may be bustled up as shown. Skirt has an elastic waist. Find pleasure in this
elegant ensemble! Machine or hand wash cold, gently. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. 100% cotton. Acetate lace. Erin is
wearing a crinoline underneath, gloves, and jewelry -
all of which are priced separately. Designed and made
proudly by Recollections in America!
I have been looking at this ensemble for a few years!! because I was very afraid that it wouldn't suit my figure, but it is very flattering.I always order dresses with the v-shape bodice because the straight cut waistline looks not so flattering. I can recommed it! Perfect for the evening or colder weather. When you wear this you will be center of attention! Chapeau dear Ladies!
B.A.M. L | Lanaken, Limburg
Marcella Victorian Polonaise Dress
This makes my 5th gown purchased from Recollections, and I have loved every one of them. They are delivered when promised. I'm always getting compliments at the reenactments we attend.
The Marcella gown is stunning; Love it!
Diane K | Hereford, TX
I loved this dress. I received many compliments on it. It fit very well. It was true to size.
Leslie H | Riverside, CA
Fabulous bustle day dress
I was very much impressed when I took this dress from the box. It is very well made, fits my wife perfectly, and has the perfect 1880's bustle look. I am always amazed at the trimmings used and the high quality fabrics. I look forward to ordering more clothing from your company in the future !