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.
So many period details make this ensemble perfect for any Civil War event! Made up in your selection of shimmering dupioni accented with braid, self-fabric rosettes with pearl centers, and lace trim. The fitted bodice features a high neckline with a white lace collar, dropped shoulder seams, and full pagoda sleeves with white satin undersleeves that are attached. Buttons close at the front. The very full skirt is gathered into a buttoned waistband. More pearl-centered fabric rosettes and lace carry the embellishment theme from the bodice. Made up in your choice of poly dupioni and you choose the lace color, please dry clean. Proudly made in America by Recollections. Ola completes the look by wearing gloves, a hat, ruffled hoop and earrings; all are available priced separately. Mint julep anyone?
You may choose the lace/trim color: White, Ivory, or Black. We will then coordinate the braid, lace, pearl centers, and fabric buttons to match. The collar and underlseeves will always be white.