Details about VINTAGE DROOPY AND BROWNS SILK DRESS WEDDING BALL GOWN LACE VICTORIAN VAMP RARESee original listing
“THE MOST EXQUISITE DRESS you will ever see ~ wedding or ballgown ~ an absolute delight in 100% soft ”... Read more
19 Apr, 2014 17:26:24 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“THE MOST EXQUISITE DRESS you will ever see ~ wedding or ballgown ~ an absolute delight in 100% soft smooth silk which is light and beautiful to the touch and a joy to wear...and in such lovely excellent condition...A TRULY BREATHTAKING and ROMANTIC DRESS by the renowned vintage designer Angela Holmes for Droopy and Brown, couture tailoring and such attention to every detail...you will look stunningly beautiful in this fabulous dress...”|
|Decade:||1900s/Victorian/Baroque//Tudor/Edwardian||Exact Material:||100% Pure Silk with lace & ribbon detail|
|Look:||Wedding/Mistress/Courtesan/Medieval/19c Russian||Exact Colour:||Pale Creamy White|
|Size:||10||UK Size:||UK 10 - in label - please see measurements|
|Main Colour:||Cream||European Size:||EURO 38 - estimated - please see measurements|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||US Size:||US 6/8 - estimated - please see measurements|
|Material:||Silk||This beautiful dress will fit:||smaller & larger sizes also / pls see measurements|
|Brand:||Droopy and Brown|
EXQUISITE & BREATHTAKING
One of THE MOST INCREDIBLE dresses we have ever seen...
ELEGANT ~ BEYOND BEAUTIFUL ~ SO ROMANTIC
SOFT CREAMY WHITE
100% SOFT SMOOTH SILK
~ EVENING DRESS ~ BALL GOWN ~ WEDDING DRESS ~
With Stunning Sash & Lace & Ribbon Detailing & Such Beautiful Styling
Ideal for a Red Carpet event ~ Wedding ~ or Special Occasion
World Renowned Designer Angela Holmes
DROOPY & BROWN
Wedding ~ Bride ~ Bridesmaid ~ Red Carpet ~ Debutante Ball ~ Masquerade Ball ~ Venetian Masked Ball ~ Fantasy ~ Vamp ~ Baroque ~ Georgian ~ 19c Russian ~ Aristocracy ~ Manor House ~ Wench ~ Bohemian ~ Theatrical ~ Period Drama ~ Victorian ~ Edwardian ~ Tudor ~ Mistress ~ Courtesan ~ Gothic Beauty ~ Opulence ~ Luxury ~ Sumptuous ~ Opulent ~ Elegant ~ Lavish ~ Romantic ~ Beyond Beautiful ~ Angelic ~ Divine...
~ BEAUTIFUL ~ OPULENT ~ EVOCATIVE ~ ROMANTIC ~ SUMPTUOUS ~
Wedding ~ Ballgown ~ Masquerade Ball ~ Debutante ~ Bohemian ~ Victorian Vamp
~ 18c Courtesan ~ Edwardian Beauty...
A ONE OF A KIND, exquisitely STUNNING pale cream (with touches of very pale pink in the sash and tiny bows), 100% pure soft smooth fabulous silk and cream/white intricate soft lace, original vintage wedding dress or ballgown ~ with romantic, beautiful & very unusual styling by Droopy and Browns, designed by the wonderful Angela Homes.
This divine and really breathtaking dress features a rounded neckline framed with a large frill of matching pale cream silk, which drapes over the shoulders & top of the bust, edged in a band of intricate lace, which form ties at the front, which can be tied in a bow, or left untied.
Fitted into the waist beautifully (very flattering) and with a removable wide, very pale pink waist sash, which can be tied at the front or back as you choose.
Long, delightfully full, gorgeously layered skirt, with a tightly pleated top, which is hitched/gathered up on either side, revealing the under layer, and with a very small and pale pink bow at the top of each 'hitch' & edged again in intricate lace, which continues around the bottom hem.
Long and very wide sleeves, with such beautiful shaping ~ with a band of lace running a couple of inches from the end, with pink ribbon threaded through, which can be pulled to tighten & narrow to create a fluted accentuated large soft 'cuff ~ or left looser ~ with wide frilled ends edged in white lace...DIVINE!!!
The back of this dress is so stunning also ~ mirroring the front, with the wide frill of pale cream silk, edged in lace, skimming across the top of the back ~ a long row of silk covered buttons down the centre & a concealed zip for fastening ~ & the long, very full skirt, with a tightly pleated top & the stunning 'hitched' detail, with a pink bow at the top, rising up & revealing the silk underskirts.
Ideal for your wedding day, ABSOLUTELY beyond beautiful ~ would be perfect for an Edwardian/Victorian themed wedding and yet fits with so many styles from the extravagantly opulent, through to the Bohemian ~ this beautiful silk dress can be whatever you want it to be and you will look absolutely breathtaking in it...For any event or occasion where you want to look like a romantic heroine...Delightful beyond Delight, this dress is just so irresistible!!!
Beautiful vintage condition ~ there might be some small marks in the folds of the fabric if you really peer for them but even under the photographic lights the dess looks in fabulous vintage condition ~ Beautiful quality fabric ~ 100% pure smooth delicious silk, which is layered so it hangs & moves beautifully as you move, walk, dance... ~ in a pale creamy white, with creamy white lace detailing & very pale pink ribbon & sash detailing ~ Don't miss this one, never to be repeated, a truly unique piece...
Please see measurements at the end of this listing...This dress can be easily altered to fit by a seamstress if required...
We do offer layaway / instalment payments on some items so buyers can spread payments ~ please enquire
Droopy & Browns ~ Quintessential English Elegance
Droopy & Browns is a byword for quintessential English elegance in vintage fashion. Ball gowns, wedding dresses, long skirts, wide-legged trousers, fitted jackets with a theatrical flourish are all what the company is best known, and adored, for... but it wasn't always so...
The label, which at the height of its success had eight stores across the country, had the humblest of beginnings on York's Newgate Market before opening seven stores across the UK. It was the brainchild of Angela Holmes, her brother Jonathan and Angela’s partner Keith Wilkinson.
As a little girl, Angela had watched her mother buying couturier gowns in that very Newgate Market shop. Years later, and inspired by those memories, she started designing even more extravagant clothes.
Apart from financial hurdles, the trio struggled on the brand’s name. It was Angela’s longing for bygones past which eventually inspired not only the creative direction for the brand, but also the name, as Jonathan More reflects:“When it came to picking the name, I went through a list of the usual type of boutique names and Angela just curled her lip. She said: ‘I want it to be Edwardian: all droopy and brown.”
As such, the designs owe much more to styles from the Edwardian era at the turn of the last century and Hollywood starlets, than the fickle world of fashion today. Their clothing is flamboyant and nostalgic, yet contemporary, and with a historical influence, reflecting Angela's love of fantasy. Instead of following the ever-changing rules of the catwalk, which insist on a new look every six months or so, Droopy & Browns built its reputation on creating classic clothes which are refreshed regularly. A best-selling skirt one spring may reappear in the autumn in a different fabric and colour. The cut will be the same because it is the design which the customer loves; and this emphasis on giving the customer what she wants created a loyal following.
Ahead of her time in the ethical fashion stakes, Angela deliberately avoided the predictable mainstream, rejecting the exploitative and unsustainable nature of ‘fast fashion’ which was already beginning to rear its ugly mass produced head. Instead, she stayed true to her principles and lovingly produced exquisite, individually crafted pieces to her own exacting specifications. Her designs undoubtedly had, and still have, that essential 'wow' factor, deriving inspiration from bygone eras and celebrating nostalgia and romance, often with a theatrical twist. Droopy & Browns ceased trading a number of years ago and their sublimely beautiful vintage pieces have now become some of the most sought after in vintage fashion. To wear them and to love them is to know why!!!
Label states UK 10 ~ However this dress will fit other sizes than those in label ~ will most probably fit: UK 6-10 please see measurements below.
Please bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required...xxx
UK 10 ~ in label ~ will fit smaller sizes also eg UK 6 - 10
EURO 38 ~ estimated ~ will fit smaller sizes also eg EURO 34 - 38
US 6 / 8 ~ estimated ~ will fir smaller sizes also eg US 2/4 - 6/8
♥ MEASUREMENTS: Please bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required...xxx
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 17 1/4"
Waist ~ with the waist sash untied ~ approx: 13"
Sleeve Length ~ taken from shoulder ~ down TOP of sleeve to end ~ approx: 29 1/2"
Length ~ taken from top of shoulder ~ down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 58"
Shoulders ~ shoulder to shoulder ~ across back quite high up near neckline ~ approx: 12"
All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way.
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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