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VINTAGE LONG-SLEEVE COURT TRAIN WEDDING GOWN WITH DETACHABLE WATTEAU CAPE; MATCHING HEADPIECE AND VEIL

VINTAGE LONG-SLEEVE COURT TRAIN WEDDING GOWN WITH DETACHABLE WATTEAU CAPE; MATCHING HEADPIECE AND VEIL

Regular price $478.00 USD
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This romantic vintage wedding gown was made in the 1960s and is completely one-of-a-kind. It features a high-neck shape and long sleeves. I love that it is a true ivory rather than bright-white (which can be harsh on some skintones), and there is beautiful Alençon lace all over, with romantic eyelash edges. The texture of the lace is given another dimension with delicate pearl embellishment throughout— the effect of all these details looks even more expensive and beautiful in person. The outer layer of the dress is semi-sheer, and it is lined through the bodice and skirt in a more structured material, to give it shape and body. There is horse-hair in the hem to create a gorgeous sweep. The sleeves are unlined and the area above the neckline is lined in sheer mesh, allowing some skin to subtly peek though. 

The most amazing part of this dress, though, is the versatility: the watteau cape back is detachable, with hidden hooks at the back neck, so it can be worn with or without for two distinct looks. (It's so easy to put on and take away so it would be great to just remove it for the reception, after you make an entrance, etc.) The skirt of the dress itself is slightly longer in the back, and adding the cape gives you more length. The matching veil and mantilla headpiece were made for the dress, with matching lace and fabrication. The entire look reminds me of the wedding look Candice Bergen wore in 1969's "The Adventurers." (It was designed by Robert Paterson and is one of my all-time favorite wedding looks in film.) The Vintage Earrings pictured are also available.

 

 

Measurements: This will best fit a size Small (possibly Medium) but please refer to below measurements to be sure.

Shoulders: 14.5" between shoulder seams, actual shoulder is about 16"

Chest: 33"

Waist: 27.5—28"

Hips are free

Length: 52" from shoulder to front hem; back hem is about 3" longer; 68.5" from shoulder to cape's hem

Veil: approximately 95.5" total length

Great vintage condition. There is a minor marking on the detachable cape but it largely disappears in the draping/folds of fabric. Some miscellaneous pearls of the embellishment are slightly varying in color but it's only noticeable when closely inspected. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please email shop@verybreezy.com for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final.

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