What can I say about this DREAM OF A DRESS? INES DI SANTO’s Chiara is truly a dress that makes you feel so beautiful in a way that no other dress (or the very many that I tried on) could do. When I first went to look at dresses, I had something completely different in mind. I never wanted a mermaid cut and was set on something chiffon-based, lyrical and beautifully bohemian. My dress consultant listened to what I wanted. She studied my book of printouts that were all simple, A-line, basic but minimally gorgeous. Then she brought back a few dresses for me to try on. I looked at the Chiara and hesitated – it wasn’t “me” at all, not what I had envisioned or expected – but my mom and grandma encouraged me to just give it a shot. I put on the dress. My consultant clipped it in the back and adjusted it in all the right places. And then… I felt the SOFT, SLIMMING silhouette around my waist, I looked in the mirror, I studied my mom, grandma and mother-in-law and the easy-flowing teary-eyed smiles on their faces. And that was it, I knew that no other dress could quite compare.
This dress made me feel so BEAUTIFUL, GLAMOROUS and one-of-a-kind on my wedding day. I got so many complements on it, in the form of – “I know you’re always supposed to say this, but… your dress is really unbelievable” – “That dress…You’re the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen” – “I know fashion, and I know what I’m talking about… and this dress is really incredible” – one of the groomsmen even said, “I never like wedding dresses, but this one… this one…” (hand motioning a thumbs up).
I hope that you find the dress of your dreams, and please reach out if you think this dress might be it. I very highly recommend it and I’m so happy to answer any questions you might have, and /or schedule a trial if you’re in the NYC / NJ area!
Also, this dress has hidden little buttons on a back to pin the longer part of the dress on a back so you can easily dance in it and it looks gorgeous!
Did I mention that it’s really LIGHT and EASY to wear?!
Also, check out the runway view of the dress here:
Included in the cost of the dress is the gorgeous boutique Mantilla veil (cost is $1,495) that I wore at the wedding (see pictures!). The veil is in fantastic condition and was only worn once for roughly 30-40 minutes and dry cleaned. It’s a hand-woven and cathedral-length silk veil, and it really made me feel like a bride as soon as I put it on that special day. Also, beautiful Swarovski flower-broche that you can see on one shoulder. Original price is $535.50.
- Label Size: 6
- Street Size: 2
- Bust: 34
- Waist: 27
- Hips: 37
- Height with Shoes: 5' 9
- Alterations: I'm a street size 0-2 and this dress is a label size 6. We had minor alterations done to make it slightly more fitted, but otherwise everything is left in tact. Should be very true to size!
- Color: Ivory
- Silhouette: Mermaid
- Material: Satin
- Neckline: One Shoulder
- Style: Bohemian, Corset, Glamorous, Modern
- Condition: Used
- Original Owner: Yes
- Has Original Receipt: Yes
- Preservation Method: The gown is in fantastic condition. It was only worn once on my wedding day and has been cleaned since. It does not have any visible signs of wear.
- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Location: East Brunswick, NJ
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Seller Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Escrow.com
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