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.
A charming cotton dress and pelerine collar from the Romantic Era. The bodice has a slight point at the center front waist and front button metal closure, to which is gathered a full cotton skirt - equal fullness at the waist and the hem. The sleeves have a short cap, followed by shirring and gathering of a wide sleeve. The width of the sleeve continues below the elbow, and finally tapering to the wrist. The detachable pelerine collar falls elegantly from the shoulders, tying in front. Alicia is wearing an extra full crinoline, jewelry and gloves and they are priced separately. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America.
I ordered this dress in the Paris fabric for the Dickens' Fair after researching on line for 1840's fashion. It is an almost match to one in a museum from that time period. It took a while to get it but it fits perfectly. I received so many comments and compliments about the authentic look I had. I am extremely happy with this dress!