I purchased this dress brand new from Vera Wang’s Boston store. They didn’t even have it out on display. I asked if they had the “Ethel” dress and they pulled it from the back of the store. I was the first and only person to ever put it on…and once I did, I had chills.
This dress is a true masterpiece. The silk bodice is elegant and flattering. The artistic layers of organza at the bottom make it a showstopper. I loved everything about it and hope another bride will love this dress as much as I do.
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Here’s a description from Vera Wang herself:
This dress captivated me by how layers of folded fabric, arranged skillfully, can create depth and character in a dress. Ethel flirts more with couture than other dresses in the collection by showcasing a mastery of cutting and folding. Each swirling tissue organza flange of the skirt is hand-cut. The look: incredibly romantic despite the lack of beading, lace or petticoats. Additionally Ethel is made of a new fabric of stretch silk Mikado, allowing innovation in form.
The bodice of Ethel is a contrast – clean and structured – accentuated by a simple grosgrain sash. I chose grosgrain, rather than horsehair, because its classic elegance and subtly felt more appropriate for this wedding dress. The tightly woven, ribbed texture adds depth while remaining versatile to mood and occasion.
- Label Size: 6
- Street Size: 4
- Bust: 34
- Waist: 29.5
- Hips: 36
- Height with Shoes: 5'8
- Alterations: The dress was slightly taken in at the waist and bust. It was also hemmed.
- Color: Ivory
- Silhouette: Mermaid
- Material: Organza, Silk
- Neckline: Sweetheart
- Style: Glamorous, Modern, Not white, Ruffles
- Condition: Used
- Original Owner: Yes
- Has Original Receipt: Yes
- Preservation Method: The dress was hand-cleaned and preserved by Vera Wang Boston’s cleaning partner, J. Sheer.
- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Location: Medford, MA
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Other
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