Frankie by Made with Love. This dress is very sought after and now I can see why! I couldn't have been happier with this dress. It was so comfortable, so much so that even though I bought a second dress to wear later in the night I ended up just staying in this one. I went for the pockets and ruching on the back options - the ruching is very flattering and gives you a gorgeous shape, while the pockets are just the best!
Purchased at Bluebell Bridal in Collins St, Melbourne and worn once at my wedding in November 2016.
I'm a standard size 10 with a C-D cup and quite short - around 157cm. I wore 9cm heels.
My measurements are: Bust 97 cm Chest 84 cm Waist 81 cm Hips 97 cm
I've measured from the waistband (you can see in the photos where that sits) to the bottom of the hem in a straight line and it is 108.5cm :)
I had very minor alterations done - hemming and the straps taken up. I believe that the straps could be taken out again if required. I would highly recommend my seamstress Margaret for anyone living in Melbourne who needs alterations done - extremely professional and VERY reasonably priced.
Margaret also added three hooks to the back of the dress (which are absolutely invisible) so that the dress can be bustled. The way she has done it is so elegant and doesn't create a huge bunch of fabric - rather it drapes in three lovely loops.
The dress is in excellent condition - our wedding was outdoors on clean dry grass and then indoors. I wore the dress bustled after the ceremony and we didn't have dancing at our wedding.
I am a C to D cup and wore nude nipple covers and invisilifts which were both invisible under the lace.
The whole design and shape of this dress is so flattering and comfortable. Please google search the dress for more photos of how it looks on different body shapes (I haven't included stock photos here for copyright reasons). It is really one of those dresses that looks good on everyone :)
The dress will be drycleaned by a wedding dress specialist prior to purchase at my expense.
I am based in the south east suburbs of Melbourne and happy for people to try on the dress prior to purchase. Alternatively happy to post if you are confident of the size.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am happy to negotiate on price :)
The dress is in excellent condition. I have identified a couple of tiny loose threads on the lace which can be very easily (and invisibly) mended and I have priced the dress at an absolute bargain accordingly.