- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: September 2011 - Milwaukee, WI
This lovely and unique wedding dress was handmade by a local seamstress as a custom request for a 1940’s reproduction vintage style wedding dress. The dress is sleeveless but a custom bolero jacket was made to wear over the dress for the ceremony for a long sleeve look. The jacket has tapered and pointed sleeves with buttons and matching candlelight ivory & gold beaded and sequined lace. The dress has lace around the sweetheart neckline and around the keyhole back. There are also lace appliques on the skirt of the dress. The train can be bustled under a lack flap on the back of the dress and the waistline is a basque waist with a slight drop at the center. The dress is fully lined but a crinoline slip is recommended for a more full look in the skirt.
The dress was made and worn in September of 2011 and was professionally cleaned and preserved in acid free paper/muslin and in an acid free box with a muslin cover and was handled with gloves since it was preserved.
The dress was custom fit but would be around a size 10. Waist measured flat is 16″ and the bust measured flat is 18″. I was a 36C, 150lbs, 5’6″, around a 30/32 waist.
Keep in mind that this dress was handmade so there may be imperfections, however it was a professional seamstress with years of experience so the dress is very well made. There are some areas where the lace may need to be repaired. There are some loose threads of the gold on the lace and some loose beads. There is a small snag under the lace where the train would bustle but the lace flap hides it.
I have loads of photos so please let me know if you want to see something particular. Local pickup or I can ship in the preservation box but it’s quite large so also keep that in mind or let me know if you’d prefer me to re-box it in something smaller. No returns so please ask questions or request photos.
I paid over $2,000 to have this made but I would love someone to enjoy it and be happy on their special day like I did 🙂 Asking $750 or best offer. Message me with your zip code for a shipping quote or to arrange local pickup in the Phoenix AZ area.
Thanks for looking!