Details about Vintage layered skirt wedding dress in intricate ivory anglaise lace embroideryVintage layered skirt wedding dress in intricate ivory anglaise lace embroidery See original listing
“Great vintage condition, clean and does not show any specific signs of wear.”
14 Jul, 2014 11:47:31 BST
[ 4 bids ]
London, London, United Kingdom
An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller notes:||“Great vintage condition, clean and does not show any specific signs of wear.”|
XS S 8 potentially 10
Hand-made and sold by Bridal Boutique York
This is a stunning late 70s or early 80s dress, which judging by the label was hand-made by Bridal Boutique in York. The dress is lined from the chest area, and has the underskirt, on top of which comes another skirt made from thin material with the lace-emroidery attached to the bottom of it, and then on top comes the outer layer of skirt. These multiple layers of skirt make the dress float really nicely and adds some volume, however, I guess it would be possible to take out the inner layers and make the dress shorter to fall just below the knee. The sleeves are 3/4 length and quite puffy, bottom of the sleeves have some elastic in them, which again could be taken out if you wish to shorten the sleeves even more or make them loose. The chocker style neckline is great if you wish to hide any skin imperfections etc, but I guess could be altered for a more open look. There is a ribbon on the neckline, which is secured at the back, but could be taken out, and also a ribbon belt which is not secured, but rather goes through the loops on the sides, and could be taken out as well. The dress has a hidden zip at the back. The material is of very high quality and the lace and embroidery design is very unique and very different from what you might find in the market. The design with long sleeves and lining plus multiple layers makes this dress suitable for colder days. I initially bought this dress for my autumn wedding, and was hoping to alter it for my specific needs, but due to various other commitments I can no longer undergo this project, so sadly have to let it go in hope that it will find good home and make another creative bride look stunning for her big day! Due to its uniqueness and material, I would also recommend this dress for any budding fashion designer, dressmaker or creative student for their projects.
Size & Measurements
The size is marked as UK 10 on the label, but this dress was altered to fit size 8. It looks that you could bring this dress back to size 10 simply by taking out the seams. I took the picture of the inside of the dress to illustrate this.
The current approximate measurements are as follows:
Bust - 30-32 inches, or 79-81 cm
Waist - 25 inches, or 64 cm
Hips - the dress becomes wider from the waist down, so this is hard to measure, but the approximate width would be 32-34 inches, or 86-87 cm
Hollow to hem (hollow base of the neck to the very bottom of the dress) - 50-52 inches or 132 cm (I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and the dress almost reaches the floor when wearing without heels).
Please note that the length of the dress isn't a problem as it can be shortened or lengthened by lifting or dropping the bottom tier, so it won't show as it will be covered by the top tier.
Shoulder width - 14 inches or 35-36 cm
Sleeve length - 19 inches or 48 cm
Payment and delivery
I require PayPal payment within 24 hours of auction ending. Only serious bidders please!!! If you have any concerns that you might not be able to pay within the required time limit, please do get in touch asap! I will use a signed for courier service, which delivers during weekdays, and therefore would appreciate, if you could provide me with a safe delivery address where it will be someone to accept the parcel and sign for it. I will not charge postage under these conditions, but if you require a different service, such as Royal mail, please do get in touch before bidding, and I will quote the postal price. Sorry, no collections and no returns.
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