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.
You would be equally perfect wearing this lovely Victorian dress to a Victorian ball or to high tea with the ladies! Made up in poly satin, the gently fitted bodice has a lovely round neckline, and features generously gathered ribbon and lace-trimmed over sleeves over black taffeta under sleeves, which are trimmed out with more lace. A row of black buttons close the front of the bodice, and the hem divides into two points at the bottom. The generously gathered skirt has a comfortable elastic waist and a ruffled flounce at the hem. The skirt can be bustled up with ties, or be left down to form a train. Hand wash or dry clean. The model is is wearing a hat, gloves, jewelry, crinoline, and boots which are all available separately. Recollections clothing is made in America.
I received the Anastasia Victorian Fancy Dress in Purple on Friday. It is my first purchase from Recollections, and I could not be more pleased! I am hard to fit (short and heavy), but the customer service dept. assisted me in the correct size to order. The quality is great, the outfit is beautiful and I am a happy customer!
Billie | Kenockee, MI
Absolutely beautiful! It is true to size, well made and the quality of the fabic is excellent.
Jo A | Enumclaw, WA
I've purchased 3 dresses from Recollections and love each of them. They are quality products, even better when wearing them than the photos show. I recommend these products to anyone wanting a quality historical dress.