Alon Livne Melanie
US$2,730 • Save 62%
- £5,650 Retail price
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There's a special story behind this dress, which I'll share with you at the end of the dress description!
Ethereal, beautiful, modern and sexy. This couture dress was custom-tailored for me in person by the designer, so it is extra special!
About the designer:
"Alon Livne is an Israeli designer. His bridal line, Alon Livne White is recognized for its luxurious, high-end and chic designs. Livne started his career at fashion houses Roberto Cavalli and Alexander McQueen before creating his own brand. Alon Livne has recognition from many of America’s A-list celebrities like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell who choose to wear his opulent and innovative designs. Livne’s couture line has gained popularity among leading stylists; ELLE, Vogue, PAPER and W Magazine are some of the many publications featuring his designs in their editorials.
Alon Livne has built a successful high-end bridal line currently selling in the some of the most prestigious bridal boutiques. In the U.S and around the globe under the “LIVNE WHITE” label."
About this dress:
I tried on around 10 of Alon's dresses before finding this one and I knew as soon as I put it on that it was perfect. It's hard to see in some of the photos but the top of the dress and the beading on the skirt sparkles beautifully in the light. I can send more photos if you wish, just ask!
The top of the dress and the top of the skirt has a gorgeous, intricate lace-embroidered design with a deep V that makes it feel elegant but modern. The waistline is high and sits at the narrowest part, falling down in a soft A-line skirt - so it's an extremely flattering shape and very comfortable to move in. The nude-colored mesh sits close to the skin, making it look invisible. The dress has a deep V at the back, and the skirt is slightly longer at the back to create a small train.
I didn't wear a bra because there are built-in bra cups, but you can wear a clever 'stick on' bra since the dress has a sheer back. The dress isn't stiff or heavy. It sits like a dream and is so comfortable to move around in. The skirt looks absolutely beautiful when moving or dancing as it glides around you when you walk.
One of the best things about the dress is how it manages to be incredibly feminine and elegant, but also sexy. It's subtle, yet you can't take your eyes off it especially when it's twinkling in the light.
I tried on so, so many dresses before finding this one and nothing compared to the quality. Dresses were either too stiff, too heavy, too "pouffy" and just not made well.
There is an option to purchase the veil with the dress. The veil is a beautiful Italian lightweight tulle, it is long with a scalloped edge similar to that of the lace in the front V of the gown. It falls in a train and perfectly compliments the dress.
Dress and veil only worn once at my Wedding. Both have been professionally dry cleaned and are in perfect condition (no rips or tears).
I'm happy to answer any questions and send more photos of the dress.
Ok, so THE STORY!
I AMAZINGLY won a competition on Instagram run by Alon Livne White after submitting a video of myself looking ridiculous, miming to the song "still haven't found what I'm looking for" by U2.
I didn't really believe I'd won until the flagship store messaged me to tell me I could choose any of Alon Livne's dresses - no matter the price. They would tailor-make it to fit.
I picked a dress I loved but I was only told what it was named once I'd picked it. It was called The Melanie. My mum is also called Melanie, so it seemed meant to be!
As my father sadly passed away a few years before after a sudden mental illness, I decided that after the wedding, because I hadn't bought the dress, I should sell it and give the money to a mental health charity.
I had even already planned a trip to Israel later that year so I could visit relatives - so I got to pick up the dress myself from the store! The staff were so nice, and you could tell how much work went into making each and every dress. Everything is hand-sewn and finished to perfection. Their dresses are of incredible quality and so much better than anything I'd seen before at the £2/3,000 GBP mark I'd been looking at before I won this dress.
I will be so sad to see this dress go because it's incredible - but I want to pass on something to say thank you for my fortune in getting to wear it.
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I will ship internationally. Buyer pays shipping costs and insurance up to the purchase price.
I had the length altered. I am 5ft 4 and I wore 2inch heels with no platform - the dress was the perfect length for this. I am a size 8 usually with a 25-26 inch waist (at the smallest part) and the dress fitted perfectly - just like in the pictures.
- Condition: Used
- Dry Cleaned: Yes
- Color family: Ivory
- Fabric: Lace
- Year: 2018
- Portreath, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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- Last seen 8 weeks ago
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