Bijou Bridal Stefan Jolie WA898 Lace Peek Back
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This gorgeous, intricately-beaded fit and flare gown features a stunning key-hole back, sheer back panels and straps and a beautiful, flowing train.
Hand-sewn beading and sequins adorn the entire bodice and upper skirt and the elegant back is sheer beaded, key-hole back and sweetheart neckline with sheer and beaded straps.
The gown has four fabric layers. These layers from outer-most to inner are:
1. a beaded-and-sequined, intricate outer lace layer;
2. a soft ivory sheer layer under the lace,
3. silky ivory chiffon;
4-5. two layers of soft ivory satin (with tulle in between at knee height for fullness).
Note in some of the photos, the ribbon that helps support the gown on a hanger can be seen - this was a big oopsie that no one noticed on the big day! Typically it tucks very nicely into the gown. Also, the sheer beaded back panel is shown slightly gaping in the first photo but it generally lays very flat - see photos 6 & 8.
The inner-most satin layer contains a gathered, lace-edged tulle which creates the flare at knee-height. The flared tulle is sewn on the outside of this last layer of satin and the sheer neckline is made with the soft lace layer and the soft sheer ivory tulle, so no rough fabric actually touches the skin, creating a very silky, comfortable interior from neck to floor. Sturdy, thin spaghetti straps under the decorative beaded straps and a structured satin bodice support the gown. The back fastens with hook and eye closures at the top of the key-hole and a zipper, hook and ivory buttons at the lower back/upper butt. This is an extremely comfortable and well-made dress and is very durable for how intricate the lace and beading is.
This gown is from Bijou Bridal's in-house designer, Stefan Jolie, and was purchased from the Ardmore, PA location in September 2014. My dimensions from the original fitting, in inches, are as follows: Bust 32.5, Waist 26, Hip 39. Height is 5'9", weight approx. 140 lbs.
Minor alterations were made to the hip and waist of inner satin layers. The exterior of the dress has not been altered at all, as it fit well off the rack; all alterations were made by simple stitching along the raw-edge of the interior satin and could be easily removed by a professional. The beaded lace and chiffon layers remain in original condition, and the length is original. The only big alteration made is a white, lightly-padded Victoria's Secret strapless bra (size 34B) with rear straps removed was sewn into the bodice, and can easily be removed.
The gown has been professionally dry-cleaned and is in nearly-new condition. No rips, stains or tears, and all beading and sequins seem to be intact. One decorative button is missing along the back and another is loose but still attached; these buttons were used to connect the tiny strap that bustles the dress (see photo 7 for how dress bustles) but should be easy to replace and reinforce to accommodate the weight of the bustle.
This is a stunning gown at a great discounted price. I would love to keep it but just don't have the room to store it. This dress is a wonderful find for a beautiful bride-to-be like you!
- Condition: Used
- Dry Cleaned: Yes
- Color family: Ivory
- Fabric: Lace
- Year: 2014
- Long Valley, New Jersey, United States
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