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.
Oh my! Where can we start to describe this wonderful black velvet ball gown? You select the color for the shimmering panel inserts that peek out from between velvet panels on the bodice and skirt. The skirt panels are accented with criss-crossed bands of black velvet ribbon and black tassels. On the bodice, black ropes and tassels add interest to the front panel. The deep "V" formed by the taffeta panel on the bodice front is framed with outrageous amounts of rich, floral-themed black Venice lace, which continues around the entire neckline in back. Long velvet sleeves are poufed at the shoulder and then taper to the wrist. The bodice closes at the back with your choice of a zipper or hooks and eyes. The skirt is gathered into the bodice at the waist and falls in generous folds to the floor. You will feel like the princess from a fairy tale in this luxurious gown! Made up in cotton velvet and Acetate taffeta or Polyester dupioni inserts; please dry clean only. Proudly designed and made in America by Recollections. The model is also wearing jewelry, gloves, a ruffled hoop crinoline - all are available priced separately. Simply breath-taking!