I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this dress! I wanted a very classic dress that would still be considered 'in-style' 50 years later in photos. I received so many compliments over and over on the day of my wedding. My reception was held at a beautiful winery and the dress complimented the setting perfectly. It's true white...with a gorgeous dotted swiss lace overlay - which is extremely light, flowy, and perfect if you're going to be in the heat during your big day. The fabric doesn't show up well in photographs...but believe me, it makes the dress!
The shape of the dress is extremely flattering to any body type. It's a trumpet shape and hugs the body in all the right places. And the flare makes it just a bit dramatic - but not overly so. There is a train that is quite dramatic for a ceremony and folds into a French bustle.
This dress is perfect for the classic bride.
I was not a fan of the original sash (satin with a bow)...so I had a sash custom made by the designer, Junko Yoshioka. It's a white grosgrain cotton belt around the natural waist with a beautiful (and on-trend) flower on the left hip made out of the same dotted swiss fabric as the dress. The sash could easily be swapped out for a different sash if this one doesn't fit your style.
DRY CLEANING / PRESERVATION
The dress was professionally dry-cleaned immediately after the wedding and is bagged and ready to be shipped! It's perfectly white.