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.
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This pretty dress is perfectly named! Imagine yourself pouring tea while wearing our lovely Serenity dress. Made up in your choice of lovely print, this dress features a high collar trimmed in lace, a fitted bodice that dips to a deep V at the waist front, and generous leg-o-mutton sleeves with lace-trimmed cuffs. The bodice buttons closed at the front. The very full skirt - in your choice of floor length or boot length - is gathered into the bodice at the waist, and a deep lace-trimmed flounce finishes the hemline. Made in America by Recollections. 100% cotton. Wash by hand or machine wash on gentle. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Alicia completes the ensemble with a crinoline, boots, gloves, and jewelry - all are available priced separately. Just lovely!
I ordered this dress in the Darcy calico with ivory lace not sure what to expect. I liked that they are made here in the USA and decided to give them a try. I am so glad I did! The customer service was excellent, the material is substantial and the construction quite a bit more sound than an average department store garment. I received a tremendous amount of compliments and a few green eyed glares. Everyone wanted to know where I got it and I did not hesitate to recommend the company to my fellow committee members. I will definitely purchase from Recollections again.
Kerrie L | Dorris, CA
I have been through two costume designers who, after numerous fittings, made clothing that did not fit me. I am so thrilled with Recollections because of the quality and true sizing. This is one of the most comfortable dresses I have and love to wear it. Doing events with Santa means I can be inside, outside, rain, sun, climbing into carriages (and more), parades....just about anything. This dress has always been beautiful no matter what I find myself doing. Highly recommended from myself, Santa and the Elves.
Nona J aka Mrs. Claus | Rock Hill, SC
This is my second dress purchase with Recollections. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of my dresses...The quality is out-standing. I am a plus size women. Dresses are True to size. I love the material and it is very flattering to my full figure. Washes fantastic. I just take it out of the dryer while its still slighly damp and hang it. No wrinkles! Both of my dresses are worth the wait and worth the money! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Recollections for all of your Historic Clothing! I'm thrilled so say Ill be back soon for my third dress!