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.
This fabulous Victorian gown has many elements of Civil War styling, with a high neckline, large pagoda style sleeves, and a very full skirt. The fitted bodice has a sweet ruffle of bobbinette lace at the neckline, and a pleated satin undersleeves. Self-covered buttons close the bodice at the front. The full skirt is gathered into the waist of the bodice and has a graceful demi-train at the back. Made up in your choice of burgundy or hunter green damask, this beautiful gown is guaranteed to turn heads! Damask fabric is 70% cotton & 30% polyester. Satin acetate undersleeves. Please dry clean only. Proudly designed and made by Recollections in the USA. The model is also wearing an extra full crinoline, earrings, hat, gloves and boots - all are available priced separately. Perfect for that special event! Recollections clothing is made in America.
THIS DRESS IS SO PRETTY-EVERYONE WHO HAS SEEN IT JUST LOVES IT.
HAD TO GET A BUSTLE TO TAKE UP SOME OF THE TRAIN-BUT WORKED FINE.
Kathy W | Ashland, VA
I had wanted this dress for years and finally had a reason to purchase it for a special Christmas event at the Museum I work at. It is beyond beautiful! Sizing was perfect. The dress is stunning! Thank you to the ladies at Recollections for their hard work. I highly recommend!