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Karen Willis Holmes, Anya, Size 6

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  • Retail price US$3,500
  • 69% discount -US$2,400
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Size

Label size US 6
Street size US 6

Measurements

Height 5'5" with shoes
Bust 36.5"
Waist 30"
Hips 39"

Designer


  • Sheath
  • Spaghetti Straps
  • Floor Length

The Dress

Original Karen Willis Holmes Anya Gown, size 6 US/10 AU with detachable Genevieve Train, worn for my June 2019 New York City wedding. This was the most exquisite dress I'd ever seen. It was a dream to wear- shimmery, elegant, lightweight for a sequin gown, and extremely comfortable. The lining has a nice stretch to it, which makes it easy to move around- also makes it adaptable to many figures. The silk Genevieve Train added an extra touch of romance for the ceremony, and was easy to remove for dancing later in the evening. The Anya gown comes with a removable belt, which ties seamlessly into the Genevieve train. I've included pictures that include the belt and some that don't so you can see different effects. Note that both the gown's train and the Genevieve train have both been altered to a shorter (chapel train) length.

Details from Karen Willis Holmes Website (pricing accurate as of November 2019):

Anya Gown: $2890 USD
Anya is the ultimate sequin wedding gown. She is iconic to KAREN WILLIS HOLMES and boasts minimal elegance. Delicate spaghetti straps and a completely beaded and sequinned bias skirt give you a stunning form-fitting shape. Anya makes for an incredible reception gown too and the perfect gown to shorten after your wedding. Finished with a fine beaded belt.

- Designed & finished in Australia and hand beaded in India
- Available in Ivory only
- Fully lined with stretch lining
- Stretch fit with centre back zip closure

The fit of this dress is that it looks like a tailored wedding dress, but by beading the sequins onto the bias cut skirt, these dresses have flexibility in the fit and will accommodate many different body shapes. Because of the flexibility of the fit, this should reduce the amount of alteration work required to fit the dress to your liking. Due to the weight of the sequin, this allows the dress to skim the body in a figure flattering way.

Genevieve Overlay: $650 USD**
The original skirt train, our Genevieve Overlay works with almost every dress in our LUXE & WILD HEARTS Collections. Silk Georgette has been beautifully draped over the hips and secured to a waistband for a soft, romantic finish to any wedding dress.

- Designed & handmade in Australia
- Finished on a waistband with a hook & eye closure

*Many more pictures of this gown and the train - both on models, and on real brides- are available on the Karen Willis Holmes website. The actual dress and train for sale is the one in the last five pictures.

**I am willing to sell the Genevieve train separately. Please message me if you are interested.

Note: I bought this dress from another bride, who purchased it from the KWH in Manhattan in late 2018, and wore the gown for their ceremony (but not their reception) in February 2019. The only alterations they had made to the gown was to shorten the length. They dry cleaned it professionally after their wedding. When I purchased it from them, there was slight discoloration to the underside of the lower part of the train and the underskirt. It is largely not noticeable unless you look under the gown (The last image shows the train today, in good lighting). There are also a few sequins missing towards the bottom of the gown- also not noticeable, but easily could be replaced. To save on your purchase price, and to minimize the number of times the sequins get subjected to the dry cleaning process (I suspect you will clean it again after your own alterations), this dress has not been cleaned since I bought it. The underside of the hem and underskirt shows a bit of dirt from when I wore it for approximately 4 hours for my own wedding in June. My pricing has been reduced to reflect these qualifications. Otherwise, there is no damage.

I am more than happy to answer questions and send more pictures if interested.

Alterations

Since our wedding was in NYC, I had both the gown and the Genevieve train altered to a chapel length so that it was easier to move around in- they both still have a train effect, but were much more manageable to enjoy the day. The Genevieve train measurements now: Length at front is 104cm, and at back 120cm.

I also had a French bustle installed for dancing. I did not add bust pads, but they could easily be added if needed. The spaghetti straps were shortened slightly (the original length of the straps was saved inside the seams of the dress, so if you need to take them out again, you can). I also had the straps reinforced at the base (to handle dancing, hugging family, etc) and the length altered to my height: I was 5 feet 5 inches in my heels.

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Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Dry Cleaned: No
  • Color: Ivory
  • Year: 2018

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Karen Willis Holmes, Anya, Size 6

US$1,100 • Save 69%

  • Retail price US$3,500
  • 69% discount -US$2,400
  • Shipping
  • Total US$1,100
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