- 1 year ago
- Wedding: January 2017
Great dress for a curvy bride!
This dress is Casablanca style 2026. It was a floor sample, purchased for $900 in July 2016; at the time it was no longer being manufactured. The dress has diagonal pleating and beading, which made it very flattering for a curvy bride! Asking price is $350, shipping included.
The original dress is a bridal 20 but was altered down (I am a street size 14). I also added cap sleeves, which can be removed (photo #2 shows the dress without sleeves).The waist / narrowest part of the dress is approximately 19″ wide on the exterior. During alterations the seamstress added bust cups so it can be worn without a bra (I am a C/D cup). There is a row of real buttons up the back over a zipper closure, and an approximately 1′ train, with a bustle. The skirt has an underskirt, two layers of tulle, another layer of fabric, and then the overskirt. The bodice has boning all around.
The dress was worn twice, including outside in winter, so the hem is dirty but if you are having it shortened (I am 5’7″ and wore 2″ heels so it is hemmed for 5’9″) that won’t be an issue. There are other small stains and the left cap sleeve needs minor repair.
Image 1: Dress on our wedding day
Image 2: Dress in bridal salon (without cap sleeves)
Image 3: View from the front, on a hanger
Image 4: View from the back, on a hanger
Image 5: Detail of beading and side pleating