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.
Magnificent black velvet gown circa 1866 styling with an under bodice and skirt of iridescent taffeta! The black velvet is regally trimmed in marabou along the neckline, bodice and skirt, flowing into a majestic train. Tiny taffeta rosettes are placed along the marabou, creating a pleasing multi-textural feast of crisp taffeta, delicate feather, and soft velvet. Adding to the richness of the gown is ivory re-embroidered French lace trimming the skirt, sleeves, and appliqued on the bodice. The hem of taffeta underskirt is a wide ruching of iridescent taffeta. Your choice of back zipper or hook-and-eye closure. 100% cotton velvet, cotton/rayon lace, taffeta. Dry clean. The model is wearing a 4 boned hoop underneath, satin gloves, choker, headpiece and boots and they are all priced separately. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America by American women!