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.
Return and Policy
Your satisfaction is our priority! If you find that you need to return something you purchased from us, we are happy to help you to do so. For complete details, please visit our return policy.
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.
Shipments Outside of the United States:
Shipping charges to your country are reflected in the shopping cart. You may opt to prepay duties and taxes or pay them upon delivery.
For complete shipping information, please see our Delivery page.
Fashions inspired by History Made in the USA since 1981
Imagine yourself in this lovely Victorian gown of iridescent taffeta and black lace! The fitted bodice is boned, and features a square neckline cut low in the front and back, and accented with a lush floral applique that adds a bit of sparkle. The bodice is trimmed out with a black velvet collar, black lace, black braid and fringe. The flattering puffed sleeves are hemmed with a generous swath of more black lace. The hem of the bodice is elaborately cut into a "V" at the front panel. The side front cut is long, and then rises over the hips to show off the bustle at the rear. The bodice closes with hook and eye at the back. The bustle is matching taffeta overlaid with black lace, gathered with elastic to form a deep pouf, and features a deeply gathered beaded fringe border. An elegant trained taffeta skirt, which can be bustled up, completes this outfit. The front of the skirt features period-correct taffeta ruching, beads and fringe profusely embellish the skirt. There is a deeply-gathered ruffle at the hem. The skirt has a comfortable elastic waist. What a fabulous outfit to wear to that winter ball! 100% poly. Hand wash cold or Dry Clean. Liesa is wearing gloves, jewelry, crinoline and boots and they are priced separately. Recollections clothing is made in America.