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.
No Belle could be lovelier than you when you make your entrance wearing this truly fabulous Civil War style ball gown! Made of rich damask and satin underskirt, this gown features lace trim and satin bow accents. Ruffled lace trims the off-the-shoulder style at the neckline and over the sleeves, and a bobbinette rose finishes the center front. The three-quarter sleeves are accented with a satin ribbon and finished out with more bobbinette and lace. The bodice features a waist-flattering V at the waist front, and is available with either a zipper or hook-and-eye back closure. The generously-gathered overskirt is lifted into wide poufs all around to reveal the shimmering satin underskirt which features a deep ruffle to catch the light. Elegant and stunning! Alicia is also wearing a hoop, jewelry, boots, hat and gloves - all priced separately. Damask fabric is 70% cotton & 30% polyester. Satin acetate underskirt. Please dry clean only. Proudly designed and made by Recollections in the USA.