Oct 26, 2015
From the Raffaele Ciuca website: With an eye to timeless romance, this slim A-line design features a delicate, sweetheart neckline and gorgeous beaded lace motifs dancing across tulle. Finished with corset back closure and detachable capped sleeves.
Fabric: Lace, tulle, beading, and satin
Style: Beaches and Garden, Timeless elegance, Vintage
I didn’t buy the optional capped sleeves as I felt the dress was more young & modern without them.
The dress is a size 10 but the corset makes it very versatile in terms of size. I made the following alterations: Length taken up – I am 168cm & wore small to medium sized heels. Bust inserts were added (I am usually 12D). Also taken in at the sides/bust as this area was originally very generous. Bustle hooks were added so it could be bustled up after the ceremony for dancing.
The dress was worn once and is in excellent condition. It has been professionally dry cleaned & has no rips, broken threading or beading and no stains.
I found the dress comfortable to wear & could sit & dance easily. I received many comments on how flattering the dress was. I really loved wearing this dress & felt like a princess on my wedding day.
I am happy to include my veil also if the buyer would like it.