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.
Attractive and elegant - a great combination! Fabulous fitted and embellished Victorian ensemble circa mid 1870's. The bustier has boned and fitted bodice with lovely lace overlay, black braid trim, lace, buttons, and a bow. The overskirt has rows of black lace in a striped effect and is bustled. All of this over a flowing long black taffeta underskirt trimmed with lace, beads, ruching, and flounces - so characteristic of the indulgent style of the late Victorians! Hook and eye back closure. Dry clean. Poly dupioni; Acetate taffeta, poly lace. Ola is wearing a crinoline, a choker, and gloves, and earrings which are all priced separately. Recollections clothing is made in America.
I have been waiting for the perfect bustled ball gown and this is it! I got this in cinnamon color and it is the most beautiful dress I have from Recollections. The fit is so flattering and the details on the dress are amazing with the lace, the fringe and the beads. Love the bustle. I can't wait to wear it. Well worth the price!