10/16/2015 , TN
Pleased 3 time customer
I recently purchased 2 of the Pioneer Calico Dresses and I just love them. Sizing is perfect and excellent workmanship.
They are extremely comfortable, (these and other like them are my everyday wear) and I intend to buy a couple more in the near future. I have never understood why women gave up long skirts. They are so much prettier, comfortable and serviceable than those other things.
Excellent product - thanks Recollections!
p.s. I also have the black twill skirt and a beautiful white lacy blouse from Recollections. Love them
10/13/2015 , CA
This is my first purchase with Recollections and I have to say I'm so happy with the results. The tailoring is exquisite and the tailoring is of very high quality. So happy. I wore this to an event on Friday night and got rave reviews from other women, who all wanted to know where I purchased. I've added a few items to my wishlist that I plan to purchase soon. Thank you all for your quality work.
09/28/2015 , MI
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!
09/21/2015 , TX
My Favorite Gown so far!
I have been waiting for the perfect bustled ball gown and this is it (80217-8-9R)! 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!
09/16/2015 , PA
Such a BEAUTIFUL piece and on such short notice
This is my first Revolutionary War piece (140889-4811). I have an event this Saturday and had nothing to wear.The workmanship on this piece is fabulous and they promised that it would arrive by the 15th and it did. I am so thrilled that Recollections offers Revolutionary War garb.Please make more. As always, not only is your work wonderful but your customer service CANNOT be matched for efficiency.
08/19/2015 , GA
Just received my blouse in navy. The size was perfect. The workmanship was perfect. My expectations were greatly exceeded. Can't wait to wear it with my blue calico skirt at our next reenactment.
08/13/2015 , MD
Just received and tried this on (790SK-791SK). The item fits perfectly, the quality is exceptional and I am looking forward to the event I bought this for with even more anticipation thanks to the excellent craftsmanship and quality of this item. Thank You so much.
07/31/2015 , Ontario
I just received this dress (130210-1) in the mail today and I'm so excited! I ordered a size small and was a bit worried that I might have to have it altered, I take a size 6 dress, but it fits perfectly! The cotton lace is quality material and I really like that it is made in America. You can't find quality clothing like this nowadays.
It looks nice without a petticoat but if you want to go for a more formal look I would recommend buying the black one from this shop.
I'm extremely satisfied with this being my first purchase and plan on ordering more in the future. I can't wait until the fall/winter so I can wear this out and about. Simply stunning.
P.S. To any fans of the show Penny Dreadful-this reminded me of one of Vanessa's gowns and was the inspiration for me purchasing it. Great job ladies, love it!
07/31/2015 , VT
My wife received this beautiful blouse today and she is beyond happy. The blouse is excellent quality, well finished and the fit is perfect,she would be only to happy to recommend this blouse to her friends. Job well done Recollections.
07/20/2015 , CA
The quality of this dress (81100) is AMAZING. This is the third dress I have bought from Recollections. They all have been PERFECT. The time they spend to make the dress shows in all the detail. These are not your typical costume dresses. These are quality fabric, embellishments, and lace.
I can not recommend this dress or this company enough. It fits like a glove and looks great, very flattering on a pear shape body, like myself.
07/06/2015 , TX
Marcella Victorian Polonaise Dress
This makes my 5th gown purchased from Recollections, and I have loved every one of them. They are delivered when promised. I'm always getting compliments at the reenactments we attend.
The Marcella gown is stunning; Love it!
06/30/2015 , MT
Don't worry, you'll be gorgeous!
I purchased this gorgeous gown for a local Civil War themed ball. I have ordered pieces from these ladies before and I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I wasn't wrong!! Not only the silhouette of this dress is beautiful but the craftsmanship as well! Buy with confidence!!!
05/18/2015 , TN
1861 Girls School
My granddaughter is attending a week long school. A former students parent recommended this hoop. It is wonderful. The flounces keep the bones from showing through light weight material and you don't need an additional peddicoat..I got one for myself. It is good for day wear and ball gowns!!!
I did replace the round drawstring with a flat white boot shoe string. More comfortable.
04/30/2015 , MT
I wore this copper colored velvet polonaise with a black bobbinette skirt, black boots, black gloves, heavy gold Victorian jewelry, gold beaded bag, and the the little brown and peach hat pictured with it on the Recollections site. I also added a small bustle. The jacket draped beautifully over the bustle and is simply the most elegant jacket I own. You will be the center of attention in an outfit featuring this jacket. I also found it to be very comfortable to wear.
04/06/2015 , MT
A Show Stopper
This ensemble (140811-120914)is elegant, comfortable to wear, and very attention getting. It has that Civil War era military look with the gold fringe. The cut of the jacket and fullness of the hoop skirt enhance the waistline beautifully. I added hat, belt, ear bobs, pin, mitts, and reticule, and the outfit just shone. I got many, many compliments.
03/24/2015 , NV
I bought the whole "Misha" outfit. I'm playing the first woman Pinkerton Agent in our theactrical troupe, who was one of the first secret service agents to guard Pres. Lincoln. This is the perfect outfit. It fits perfectly and the quality is fabulous. Thank you Recollections!
03/18/2015 , GLoucestershire
flattering & versatile
This is such a flattering and versatile top (1033). The roomy big puff sleeves give a smaller waist illusion and the flare at the bottom just right when worn over a walking skirt. I liked this jacket so much I bought a second and I wear both often.
02/18/2015 , IL
Even though I have had surgeries on both my feet,I can not wear high heels without pain. Since I do historical presentations in 1900's dresses, I decided to buy these lovely ankle boots. I can move about or stand in these all day and my feet are just fine. What a miracle! My other alternative was to wear black gym shoes which aren't exactly period perfect. I am so glad that I gave these a try.
02/17/2015 , CA
I love this set (100744-4913V). The material is good quality and well made. It is a beautiful outfit which I wore for my 19th Century Themed wedding in Virginia City. I received compliments all day long from strangers who admired the outfit and was photographed by strangers all day long. It is comfortable. The only suggestion I have is to have the elastic at the waist very tight. The skirt is very heavy and kept slipping down. I spent the day pulling the skirt up which I will have tightened before I wear it again.
02/13/2015 , KY
Amazing! I have been looking at this dress (90397)for awhile but never sure about any of the fabrics because I was looking for a light blue print. At Christmas they had a special fabric called "Vintage Rose" which was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I ordered right away. I wasn't sure which size because I seemed to fall between a S and XS so I ordered a S and sent in all of my measurements. I was surprised to receive an email from customer service saying that I'd be better suited to an XS. Now THAT'S customer service!
The dress itself is very well made - I was surprised that this style was actually figure flattering on me. The fabric is really nice too; it's definitely not your usual run of the mill thin calico fabric.
Order this - you won't be sorry! The historical society I'm a member of has a Jane Austen tea every year so now I have something to wear when I volunteer to help out.
Definitely will return to Recollections for more items in the future.
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