I bought the beautiful Eden dress by Jenny Packham for my October 2014 wedding at Gabriella’s in NYC. It is two pieces: a silk chameuse bias-cut slip, with a lightweight tulle sheer over-dress with glass beading and crystals intricately embroidered in a Noveau design, and featuring rose/ lotus type flowers. The cap/ flutter sleeves are very flattering to the upper arms and the v-neck allows you to either show cleavage or cover up completely, depending on how you choose to alter it. It is floor length, flows beautifully, is comfortable, features gorgeous draping, and does not need to be bustled. It is gorgeous and the rare type of dress that is cut so it is figure flattering whether you are thin, straight, or very curvy.
The craftsmanship on this dress is beyond believable. It has great exquisite vintage-y details, and a sophisticated look. A piece as timeless and elegant as this can work anywhere from a historic mansion, country club, or a garden and for winter or summer wedding. It can be styled as bohemian chic (it’s similar to Kate Moss’ Galliano bridal gown), vintage bride (like my own Gatsby look), or traditional, fashion forward elegance. Either way, this dress is a show stopper. I got so many compliments
About Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham a British, London-based fashion designer known primarily for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections.
Packham worked with Academy Award nominated Patricia Field, regularly dressing Kim Cattrall in Sex in the City series and the movie. Packham also worked with Field when the latter styled her A/W 2007 collection in Milan.
The Jenny Packham label was founded in 1988 designing bridal dresses and evening wear. In 2008 Packham started a range of Bridal accessories to accompany her gowns. In 2010-11 Packham introduced a lingerie range and a ready-to-wear accessories range. In 2013, the Jenny Packham brand will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Packham used to show in London. However, from September 2010 she has shown at New York Fashion Week with celebrities like Mandy Moore, Emma Roberts and Dita Von Teese in attendance.
Her beautiful gowns have recently earned her the title of “Hollywood Designer of the Year.” Packham’s clients include Kate Middleton- the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Dita Von Teese, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Florence Welch, Lea Michelle, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Eva Longoria, and Katy Perry. She recently designed Elizabeth Hurley’s wedding gown.
- Label Size: 12
- Street Size: 8
- Bust: 36.5
- Waist: 28
- Hips: 40
- Height with Shoes: 5'10
- Alterations: I was 17 weeks pregnant at my wedding so 3 days before I made the tiniest cinch in the waist, maybe just under an inch. And I hemmed it to suit my height, 5'7 with 3.5" shoes. But otherwise it is exactly as purchased. I wore it on the looser side, which was perfect for my growing lower belly, but i have seen it worn more fitted which is lovely as well.
- Color: Ivory
- Silhouette: Aline
- Material: Silk
- Neckline: V-neck
- Style: Glamorous
- Condition: Used
- Original Owner: Yes
- Has Original Receipt: Yes
- Preservation Method: Professional dry cleaning...hanging in an empty closet in garment bag it was purchased.
- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Location: new york, NY
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Other
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