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Essense of Australia

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Essense of Australia

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ORIGINAL PRICE: $1600 ASKING: $1000 Save 38%

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    I purchased this dress in early 2015 for my wedding in May 2015. It was the perfect balance of what I was looking for: a soft, whimsical look and ultra-comfortable. It was comfortable during a hot day and was more than comfortable enough to walk and dance in all night.

    The top is an ivory lace/crochet and the bottom is a soft ivory/blush colored organza over tulle which could look either ivory or a light blush color depending on the lighting. The top is a fitted sweetheart neckline and then flows out from a high waist to give a beautiful silhouette.

    I was initially worried that the blush would look too pink, but my concerns were quickly eliminated when I saw the dress in person and realized it was more ivory than blush. The dress comes with a matching sash for the waist, however I decided to swap it out for a beautiful beaded belt that is sized to the dress and sewn in. Sometimes you just want a little bling! The original sash is still with the dress if you choose to reverse it.

    There is a slight train that bustles in the back very easily.

    The dress zips up in the back (so easy!) and has a row of buttons along the outside to cover the zipper. There is a built in bra with pads to give you a little oomph where you might need it most. I never had to pull the dress up and never felt like I was spilling out.

    In addition to the dress and beaded belt, I purchased a veil that sits on the back crown of your head and is affixed with a built-in comb. It is a light material that complements the dress. On the edges, it is framed by a soft lace trim that offsets the lace on the dress so that it isnt matchy-matchy. I was very picky about finding a veil that was the right look. I think that this particular one could go with just about any dress or style that you might be going for, from Vintage to Traditional

    Plenty of photos available upon request.


    The dress received very minimal alterations to only the length. It is a size 8, and I am a 34B bust and 5'5" tall. The length was perfect with a 3" pair of heels. If you love your heels, you could still go to 4" and have enough length that it would still come to the ground. As mentioned above, the dress comes with a sash, but I opted to purchase a beautiful beaded belt and have it sewn into the waist of the dress in place of the sash to add a little bling and sparkle.


    The dress was sent to my loyal cleaner (who has impeccable attention to detail) 2 days after the wedding and he has done a fabulous job, sending it back to me in pristine condition. It has been stored in a dress bag hanging in my spare closet since the cleaning.


    Terms Of Sale: All Sales Final

    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense

    Payment Methods Accepted: Other

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