Viva Bride Blondell vintage wedding dress with fishtail - Size 12 (might fit a small 14)
This dress is absolutely beautiful! I wore it once on our wedding day but I can't stand it being in it's bag and deserves a new home.
The dress consists of:
Lace straps with embellished flowers
The lace and embellished flowers continue over the dress
Padded bust area
The 'body' of the dress is thicker from the bust down to the hips, after which it then becomes thinner; the top part is very figure hugging
Silky material on the inside and a corset/bodice back. The same material is used on the ribbons/ties for the corset/bodice
Modesty panel - this was added to the dress after I purchased it
I believe it is referred to as 'Organza' (not sure that is the correct term) and has a fishtail; leads on to a stunning lace train
Embellished belt/band under the bust area which contains white/silver/clear beads (which look like pearls)
I am 5"6 and I wore 3" heels on our wedding day - the dress didn't need any alterations to it (other than the modesty panel mentioned above) and it just sweeps across the floor.
It has been fully dry-cleaned and comes from a smoke free home. The dress is in a carry bag but it's not the original unfortunately; the dry-cleaners lost it and gave me one in return that has a broken zip. As the dress has been worn once, it is in great condition. However, there are a few scuff marks (please see photos) around the bottom of the dress where I stood on it a couple of times. The marks themselves are mostly on the inside of the dress and can't really be seen. The dry-cleaner did say they could remove the marks but as they would need to use a higher temperature, there was a small chance that the beads on the belt may melt.
This dress is stunning and was very comfortable to wear for the whole day. I have taken some rough measurements but please bear in mind these are approximate; from the top of the straps to the floor is approx 69" / 175cm.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I also have the matching veil for sale so please check my other items.
I will be very sad to see it go but it deserves a new home and to be loved! The dress was just shy of £1000 new, so please, only sensible bids/offers please.