Custom made **one-of-a-kind** two-tone dress by wedding dress designer, Alisa Benay. This was made especially for the bride during Summer 2016 for a Fall 2016 wedding. It was loosely based off of Kate Twigley's wedding dress but adapted to have a more whimsical and classic vibe. The bottom layer of fabric is cream/champagne colored with a sheer white layer of lace appliques over it to soften the look. It has a beautiful train that bustles for the reception (French bustle in bottom layer, American bustle for top sheer layer). There are lingerie straps to keep the bra straps aligned to dress straps. The corset on back is decorative. Meaning you don't have to fuss with lacing up or undoing a corset ever. It just looks pretty and there is a side zipper to get in and out of dress. Attire includes the dress itself, gloves shown in pictures, headband, 2.5" champagne-colored rhinestone heels if you are size 8 or 8.5) and earrings. If you're size 34-C, the balconette bra is all yours too.
Worn only once for my wedding. I had endless compliments about the dress on the day of. People were remarking about how unique it was. One guest took me aside to confess he had been to a lot of weddings, seen a lot of dresses and this one just blew them all away. He said he had never seen anything like it and he even said it was prettier than his own daughter's dress (and said not to tell her he said that). When I posted pictures to facebook, random friends I hadn't heard from in ages wrote me just to ask where I had bought it.
If it helps to approximate size, my measurements are 5'8 inches tall, 145 pounds. I wore 2.5" heels. 35" chest, 27-28" waist, 39" hips.
About the Designer: "Alisa has a BA in Fashion Design and has been designing vintage inspired bridal collections for more than 20 years. As a former pattern maker, she specializes in getting the perfect fit. Her designs have been featured in Southern Weddings Magazine, Bridal Guide, Bride and Bloom, Get Married, Destination I Do, The Los Angeles Times, and many national wedding industry blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog, Southern Weddings, and WeddingBee."
Things to mention so there are no surprises!... *The draping sleeve on right side detached during dance floor fun. It initially got strained when I swatted very vehemently at a spider early in day (can you blame me!?). And then dance floor was last straw. Safety pinned rest of night, no one was wiser. It is being resewn on by a seamstress presently. If this doesn't come out well, I can order an entirely new lace applique for that sleeve. Easy peasy.
*The side panel appliques (side of leg) are more of an ivory color than white. They blend well with the overall dress.