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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Made up in your choice of cotton print, this bodice and skirt show off the best of Civil War Era styling. The bodice has pagoda style sleeves and a dropped shoulder seam. Self-covered buttons close the front. Coordinating fringe trims out the yoke, bodice, and sleeves. The matching skirt measures about 135" around and is gathered into a buttoned waistband. Please wash by hand or machine wash gently in water, and the hang to dry. Proudly made by Recollections and made in America. Liesa is also wearing a hoop, boots, and earrings - each is available priced separately. Lovely!
This ensemble is elegant, comfortable to wear, and very attention getting. It has that Civil War era military look with the gold fringe. The cut of the jacket and fullness of the hoop skirt enhance the waistline beautifully. I added hat, belt, ear bobs, pin, mitts, and reticule, and the outfit just shone. I got many, many compliments.