First of all, if you're shopping for a wedding dress I have to say congratulations!!! I hope you have the most magical wedding day because that's what every bride deserves. You are going to be stunning!
About the dress: The dress was created by the renowned Spanish designer, Rosa Clara. This is my dream dress. I found it at a boutique in NYC (Forever Amour) and it was the only one in the store. I wore it for my wedding at the Harvard Club in NYC.
The dress is so beautiful. There are multiple layers of lace and tulle adorned with hand sewn applique. The many patterns and textures give the dress so much depth and dynamism, especially in the train. You can see from the pictures how well it moves and showcases so many different things depending on each camera angle. I am shaped like a boy (no boobs or hips) and this dress really made the most of what I had to work with. It hugged all the right places- the sweetheart neckline, placement of the low back and strategically placed applique all worked together to create an hourglass illusion. The applique is gorgeous and lies perfectly across the chest and back. I always thought of the dress as having a strapless look with a little more "wow-factor". The buttons along the spine are closed via crochet hook except for the last bottom few, which are part of the invisible zipper. The dress also looks great bustled.
It was so wonderful to wear such a beautiful designer dress that was also comfortable. The inside lining is very well made. There was never any pinching or rubbing or itching. I never felt like I couldn't sit down or do anything I needed to. It even has a built-in bra, which came in handy given the low back. I have so many more pictures so feel free to message me for more. This dress balanced all the ways I wanted to feel on my wedding day-strong and powerful but also feminine and dreamy, classic and elegant but also sexy and edgy. I always thought I wouldn't be able to have it all but this dress really made my dreams come true.
Bride Height/Weight: 5' 4" 127 lbs
Wedding Date: August 26th 2017
Alterations: We took the dress in a bit to fit me better. We also took out an extra petticoat which I still have if you'd like to make the bottom flare out more.
Dry Cleaning: Since I live in NYC, the cost to dry clean is quite high. I figured I'd leave the option open for brides who think they might be able to find a better deal on dry cleaning than I can so they can save some money. One thing I've found is that many high-end dry cleaners also provide tailoring and can give you a deal if you get both done by them. I am happy to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Just let me know what your preference is :)