I am selling my Grace Loves Lace Alexandra wedding dress. I wore it for my wedding at the end of November. It is a size small; I had the top slightly altered as I am very small on top and some extra padding added (this can be removed). I also had a bustle added, but did not end up using it. It has been hand washed as recommended by Grace Loves Lace. (The fabric cannot be dry cleaned with chemicals.) The dress is in excellent condition.
It was truly a dream to wear and I wish I had somewhere to wear it again. However, it makes way more sense to let someone else enjoy it. This dress was made in Australia and is in high demand. They only make a one or two a month. They recently started using a different lace because their demands went up so much and this looks to be a better quality. I must have tried on over 80 dresses and this was the one I loved - so that says something. It is so perfect for a Hawaii wedding.
Here is the description from GLL
The Alexandra is for the woman who is a showstopper -- she wants to look striking and feminine, but in a sophisticated and understated way. Our Alexandra was made for the GLL woman we all want to be -- she is confident, but modest, she is an effortless, natural beauty -- she has it all.
The Alexandra gown is all about the beautifully balanced silhouette, which highlights the female shape in an elegant and subtle way. The Alexandra has been handmade from soft, lightweight French lace and features hand cut lace applique on every edge. Beginning with a flattering high neck with a plunging V-neck lining and built in cups, the Alexandra has a daringly low, yet wearable open back, which is secured with a single satin button at the neckline. We love the dramatic fishtail skirt, which has a centre front opening and large back godet, with a stunning 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train. A concealed finger loop is featured on the 80cm and 120cm train lengths to provide a bustle-like effect to keep you moving and dancing all night.
DETAILS •Crisp white •Handmade in our Australian studio •Made from hand sourced stretch French lace •Raschel French lace: 63% Nylon, 26% Viscose, 11% Elastane •Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane •Fitted bodice with a fishtail skirt, featuring a centre front opening •High neckline and low, open back •Built in cups •Fully lined •80cm train •Finger loop to create a bustle-like effect on 80cm train •Cold hand wash, drip dry, cool iron •This product is vegan-friendly
Feel free to try it on if you live near.
This dress is a size small according to GLL. I had the dress taken in a little near the waist and chest. I also had extra padding added in the bust, this could be removed. The dress length was also hemmed to fit my 5'3" height. The train was not altered at all.
I hand washed the dress after wearing. This is the method of cleaning recommended by GLL. They said the chemicals used in dry cleaning can be too harsh for the lace. I carefully looked over the dress and did not see any stains or marks.