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Simone Carvalli Stunning Lace Strapless Open Back Style 90253
Label Size:
6
Street Size:
4

Other

Simone Carvalli Stunning Lace Strapless Open Back Style 90253
Label Size:
6
Street Size:
4
ORIGINAL PRICE: $2500 ASKING: $1300 Save 48%

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  • THE STORY

    I adore this dress! I danced all night in it and was so comfortable. The dress is all about the lace. I’ve never seen anything like it. I chose the “nude” underlay because it showed off the stunning lace (you can’t see it at all from afar with ivory on ivory), but it is much lighter than “nude” and does NOT look like you are showing any skin (unlike the model photo). Still looks completely classy bridal. What I loved about the “nude” from Carvalli is, unlike “champagne” from most designers, this doesn’t have the shine, which I think is too much–I wanted a matte palette. You could add a belt (I almost did but went with a giant necklace instead), or a caplet, veil, etc. to really change the look of this dress to more bohemian or more traditional, more formal or more vintage, even alter the skirt to make it even more mermaid–it’s surprisingly flexible and doesn’t box you into one style.

  • ALTERATIONS

    I am 5'4", 135 lbs, bra size 34C, and average in just about every dimension. I always wear a street size 4 and never need alterations (including bridesmaid gowns), so there were only three things done to this dress: 1) added C-cups so you don't have to wear a bra 2) added a lower back strap (hidden by the dress), which prevented me from having to hike up the strapless dress all night 3) I took off the train, which, when bustled, totally ruined the visibility of the lace pattern. After watching every single one of my friends hold onto her train all night instead of her husband, or take 20 minutes bustling it with sewing needles just to carry the weight around for one pretty train picture, I already knew I didn't want a big train. When I saw the lace on this dress in the store, we realized that by going without the train, the gorgeous, big-lace design would lay flat all the way around the skirt all night, even through dancing. It was amazing. Also, dress length is cut for 3.5-inch shoes but barely skimmed the ground when on a flat surface for me, so you could go a half inch higher or lower on your heels.

  • PRESERVATION

    This has been professionally cleaned by a wedding dress specialist and is in a plastic suit/dress bag for protection. Because it barely skimmed the floor on me, it actually wasn't that dirty at the end of the night. With the cleaning, it's literally spotless, even on the underside of the hem. Nothing ever was spilled on it to have to clean off, either. It's really pristine.

  • SALE DETAILS

    Terms Of Sale: All Sales Final

    Location: Arlington, VA, United States

    Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense

    Payment Methods Accepted: Other

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