Karen Willis Holmes Blake bodice & Mimi skirt
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- AU$4,280 Retail price
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**NEWLY LISTED - MAY 2019**
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Congratulations on your engagement and I hope you’re enjoying the search for your dream wedding dress :)
I am selling my stunning wedding gown from renowned Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes. I purchased this beautiful dress from Karen Willis Holmes store in mid 2018 for my Byron Bay wedding in October 2018 (as shown in the photos).
The dress is the perfect mix of both traditional and modern styling with a sophisticated and elegant style. The Mimi skirt with a split in the front is unique and allows the dress to hang perfectly straight, while allowing a stunning silhouette of the skirt. The split has large cross-over of material meaning that it's only visible while taking large steps or when lifted and is not visible when standing still.
The dress has a thick twill fabric which gives you a very flattering silhouette and is extremely comfortable. The structure of the dress means it is very flattering, and the corset is perfect for correcting posture on your special day, while still being very comfortable and flexible.
The dress was purchased with a split size - size 10 top and size 12 skirt. I had the dress professionally altered by KWH tailor and the skirt has been altered to closer to a size 11. The dress would be perfect for a size 8-10 bride who could have the skirt slightly altered as required to fit perfectly. The dress was worn with 9cm heels and is floor length.
MY MEASUREMENTS (for your reference):
Bust: size 10 – 90cm
Waist: size 10 – 73cm
Hips: size 11-12 – 95cm
Height: 170cm (dress was worn with 9cm heels)
The dress has a bustier bra cup bodice with topstitching. It is boned, with buttons down the back, which means it’s comfortable to sit in and eat in and easy to move around. I had the straps removed, however you could easily have this altered to add straps back onto the dress.
I am a size B cup, and had small inserts into the cups by a Karen Willis Holmes tailor. These can easily be removed or replaced with larger inserts, which would not damage the dress. The bust would fit size A-C due to this flexibility.
The drop of the dress is breathtaking. The fabric generously held me around my hips and fanned out in such a gentle and glamorous way.
The dress includes a waist belt in the same material which can easily be removed.
The dress has a gorgeous bustle at the back of the dress which is incredibly simple to use, and allowed me to wear the dress comfortably all night on the dance floor.
The dress design is beautiful, and also very practical meaning you can easily go to the bathroom without any help.
The dress has been professionally dry cleaned by a leading specialist in bridal gowns and is near immaculate. Photos of the dress in this listing are taken following the wedding after dry cleaning to show the dress condition.
To arrange to try it on or for more pictures, feel free to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!
I absolutely loved this stunning dress and while it will be sad to say goodbye, I'm really happy that it can be passed on to another bride to enjoy on their special day :)
>> Please note that I ask those who try the dress strictly do not wear fake tan or makeup to help keep the dress in perfect condition for its new bride.
Tailoring was completed by Karen Willis Holmes tailor and included cup inserts (which can easily be removed or replaced with larger inserts) and tailoring of the skirt/hips to approx size 11.
- Condition: Used
- Dry Cleaned: Yes
- Color family: White
- Fabric: Satin
- Year: 2018
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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