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.
Print gowns were admired by women of the 1800's because of their attention to style. This mid-1800's gown was inspired by a gown worn by Mary Todd Lincoln. This breathtaking, off-the shoulder dress has a shawl calico collar trimmed in lace. A fabric and lace rosette trims the center front. This gown is a must for any woman who has a taste for fashion. This gown was worn by one of the characters in Comedy Central's "Another Period". Can be hand washed but dry cleaning is advised. 100% cotton calico, polyester lace. Priced separately is the 4-boned hoop skirt worn underneath, which gives the silhouette of the era. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America!
I can't wait to wear this dress on Easter. I received it today and at first my husband rolled his eyes at me for buying yet another dress but once I got it on he was speechless. The bodice is fitted, and will look best with a corset or spanx, but is very flattering. I ordered a XXXL. It is a little tight but that is because the bodice holds up the dress. It looks nice even without crinoline or hoops underneath.