I love this dress. It came to life so easily and always gives me such satisfaction!
It is built to give the most dramatic shape and to remain comfortable. At the same time the rich amount of fabric gives it such a decadent feeling!
This dress is built over a corset-like foundation. It’s boned in both flat steel and synthetic whalebone, over a cotton base. The back is closed with delicate handmade eyelets, that allow you to pull, while avoiding the undergarment-like look that metal eyelets give.
The foundation garment will be padded to enhance your figure where needed. The hourglass silhouette of an old-Hollywood diva is granted for all body types.
The outer layer is in a rich stretch velvet, that allows me to shape the main part of the dress in only four panels, even for the most curvaceous figures. Which allows us to nod to medieval clothing, giving it a dramatic movie-like twist. This also gives the smoothest and most striking look. The front and side seam on the velvet are done by hand, giving with the whipstitch a decorative and period-like look.
The top neckline and sleeves will be finished using some vintage embroidered trim, unique for every dress.
The dress you will be purchasing here will not have the brocade underskirt like the one int he pictures. It will be closed at the front, as I will probably close mine as well. You may want to use a petticoat to give the skirt all its richness.
The bottom hem and the train will be weathered. They will feature some metallic stains matching the trim on the neckline and sleeves.
To know before purchasing
It is made to order and to measure. If you’re looking for a dress that you can have in your hands sooner than 6 months, this is not the listing for you.
The color of the trim and the weathering may vary. I will choose the trim for the dress and the color of the metallic weathering accordingly. Before making the purchase, you can state if you wish a cold or warm color. If possible, I will select them according to the request.
It is made to measure, just for you. The process includes shipping and fitting of a mock-up to your unique body. Therefore I do not accept returns.
Payment plans are available. Email to [email protected] to know more.
The last three images are by Massimo Malvestio