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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Cotton Victorian styled wrapper gown has full bodice with front yoke and collar, full skirt with a wide flounce, and long sleeves gathered to cuffs. The bodice front is loose and made to fit by fabric sashes at the sides and tied in the front. The full skirt is gathered to the waistline. Buttons close the wrapper from the neckline to the floor. 100% cotton. Hand or machine wash and dry. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America! Liesa is wearing boots, a crinoline in one photo and a lace ruffled petticoat in another - they are priced separately.
What is a wrapper?
In short, a wrapper was an item of clothing made for wear in a womans private quarters, used mostly in the 19th century. It was worn over a womans clothing or underthings and thus intended to provide modesty and protection of ones clothing while also maintaining the proper silhouette of the day.
A wrapper was used in a similar manner to how we use a robe or dressing gown today, sometimes fastened inside at the waist and then adjusted for size and comfort with a tie in the front. The major and obvious difference was that in addition to fastening inside the wrapper at the waist, many wrappers also included buttons to close the front of the bodice.