DESCRIPTION: This gorgeous matte satin gown by Casablanca sparkles with captivating style! Starting with the stunning illusion neckline of sheer net on the bodice and short sleeves, a scallop-edged applique shimmering with white sequins and tiny beads adorns the neck opening, the upper dress edge, and the bottom of the sleeves. Additionally, appliques of delicate flowers sparkling with sequins and beads at their centers, trail across the illusion neckline bodice in front and in back and over the sleeves. The upper dress edge is straight across the bustline in front and plunges to a low "V" at the center back. A-line seams create a flattering silhouette over the bustline and a dramatic flare at the lower skirt where triangular-shaped fabric insets, adorned with appliqued bouquets of flowers and sequins, peek out enchantingly. At the dress back, the dramatic dropped-V shaped bodice is mirrored with a dropped-V shaped waist seam to visually elongate the gown. An alluring train is displayed with A-line panels for width and a pleat at the center "V" that opens to parade glistening bouquets of appliqued flowers and sequins onto a bed of luscious satin. Around the entire hemline is a repeat of the scallop-edged, sequined applique seen at the upper dress to draw the eye from top to bottom and back up again! Timeless vintage styling coupled with glamorous details are the elements that will make the bride who walks the aisle in the gown a vision of loveliness.
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 42. Waist 34. Hip 46. Shoulder to shoulder 35. Sleeve 10. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 63. Train (natural waistline at back to train tip) 82.
CONDITION: Excellent. New older stock.
LABELS: Casablanca. 100% Polyester. Made in China. Dry Clean Only. Size 16.
DESCRIPTION: This vivacious vintage wedding dress features a coordinating tulle fingertip veil and 102" train veil with matching lace trim! The gown displays a unique square-shaped illusion neckline of sheer chiffon in the front and the back with a ruffle stand-up collar at the neck. A fanciful garland applique of roses and daisies embellishes the chiffon neck at the center front and back and also circles the upper neckline to the center back metal zipper with hook and eye at the top. The outline of the square-shaped bodice in both the front and the back is additionally accented with a 1.75 inch-wide band of lace trim. At the outer edge of the wide lace trim, a repeat of the roses and daisies applique mirrors the square-shaped outline that runs up and over the shoulders and across the dress back. The long, sheer chiffon sleeves are finished at the wrist edges with a lace ruffle and snaps. Gracefully encircling the sleeves, wrist band, waist band, and top of the skirt flounce are repeating trims of the wide lace and garland appliques. This dress is very lightweight; a soft opaque fabric lines the sleeveless bodice and skirt, and a sheer chiffon overlays the outer dress. A fitted waist with skirt that tapers slightly outward toward the hemline shows off a slender figure, and the romantic flounce ruffle at the skirt hemline is a lovely complement to the square lines at the dress top.
A unique, fabulous addition to this dress are the tulle veils and train! The flexible headpiece is shaped like a headband with two rows of ruffled wide lace trim. Attached to the headband are three lengths of tulle netting, all of which feature a matching wide lace trim that adorns the entire veil and train edges. From top to tip, the measurements are: Blusher veil - 32." Fingertip veil - 66." Train veil - 108."
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 35.5. Waist 28.5. Hip 40 (6" down from waist). Shoulder to shoulder 14.5. Sleeve 25.5. Wrist 7. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 56.5.
CONDITION: Excellent. There is one very small area in the center of the ruffled collar that looks like it has been pinched or caught between something, but the fabric is not torn and it is hardly noticeable in the ruffle folds.
LABELS: Dry Clean Only. ILGWU Made in USA. Size 7.
DESCRIPTION: This Alfred Angelo "Sheer Summer Beauty" is a perfect description for this lovely vintage bridal gown that has three pieces: a wedding dress, a shape-control underslip, and a cap with two-piece veil! First, the wedding dress features a sheer "illusion neckline" of fine lace net on the upper bodice from the neck to the bustline in front and back and drops just barely over the shoulders for a slight cap sleeve. At the lower edge encircling the bustline and dropped shoulders, a 2" wide applique of charming flowers enhances this romantic bodice feature. At the rounded neck, a flat collar with opening in back is also embellished with a 3" wide applique design of smaller flowers. Completing the alluring upper bodice is an embroidered design of delicate flowers trailing over the shoulders near the collar sides and downward to accentuate the "V" shapes at the center front and back. Decorating and providing closure at the sheer upper back are 24 loops and fabric-covered buttons reaching 12" from the neck to the mid-back zipper. The gown lower bodice and skirt are a slenderizing A-line shape with lightweight taffeta-like lining and sheer nylon chiffon overlay. More stunning floral appliques gracefully adorn the bodice front center and encircle the dropped "V" waistline. At the bodice back on each side of the zipper, vertical appliques reach downward to the waist for an elongating effect. A fabric-covered button just below the center back waist conveniently allows the train to be beautifully bustled during the reception. The A-shaped skirt front tapers slightly outward toward the sides as the hemline gradually drops 31" in length to create a fabulous train with light ruching at the waist back. The enchanting semi-cathedral train measures approximately 72" from the back waist to the train tip. This bridal gown is elegance and simplicity defined ... it really is gorgeous!
Second, for a smooth, fabulous fit and slight flare, a separate underslip provides shape-control at the midsection and an additional layer of fabric to support the skirt shape. The slip has a back zipper and is hemmed in a narrow lace trim.
Third, a matching headpiece and veil finalize your fabulous vintage wedding look. The cap is a wire frame covered with stiff netting; a removable center front comb secures placement. An elegant trim displays embroidered appliques of flowers, leaves, swirls, and faux pearls, while two iridescent rhinestones add a demure sparkle to the headpiece. Attached to the cap back are two fine net veils, a 26" blusher veil with raw edge and a 62" waltz veil that is entirely edged with a matching embroidered applique.
APPROXIMATE DRESS MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 36.5. Waist 28. Hips 40. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline . Train (from back waist to hem) 72.
LABELS: Alfred Angelo
DESCRIPTION: This lovely vintage gown is a bridal beauty from the 1940's. The rounded neck is trimmed in satin piping with an illusion neckline of sheer chiffon in the front and back. At the chiffon upper front, designs of cylinder-shaped and tiny round black beads adorn the transparent fabric; the upper back is joined with satin-covered buttons and loops that begin downward to the skirt. At the lower edge of the chiffon inset, the sweetheart-shaped bustline is accented across the front with wide ruffled lace that reaches up and over the shoulders, forming lace sleeve caps, where it continues the accent line to a dramatic deep "V" point at the button & loop back. The lustrous satin bodice is lined and has front vertical darts for shapely upper lines and a dropped waist that is beautifully highlighted by a round, curvy outline in the front and back. The long satin sleeves display a wedding point over the fingers with four satin-covered buttons and loops for closure at the wrist. The ruched chiffon skirt has a layer of tulle underneath and is lined with a shimmery lightweight fabric. Twenty-eight satin-covered buttons and loops adorn the center back of the dress for closure. The one who wore this wonderful wedding gown must have felt like an elegant, glamorous bride as she stepped down the aisle toward her betrothed...and you will too!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 38. Waist 29. Hip 40 (6" down from waist). Shoulder to shoulder 13.5. Sleeve 26. Wrist 7. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 56.
CONDITION: Good. There are numerous, though light, age spots on this vintage gown. Since the fabric and structure appear to be sound, dry cleaning is a likely option.
DESCRIPTION: This slenderizing A-line vintage wedding gown is a picture of excellence...one of the best-kept dresses you will find! From the lustrous lace appliques at the neck to the tip of the radiant satin skirt and train, the quality and condition of this dress are simply amazing. Sheer chiffon creates an illusion neckline between the rounded collar and the scooped neckline which are both trimmed with a gorgeous applique of flowers, leaves, and swirls that trail gracefully to the dress back. Long sleeves of soft chiffon are adorned with clusters of floral appliques, while the snap closure wrist bands are completely circled with exquisite lace detailing. The satin bodice center features a subtle shimmer of exquisite floral appliques that extend downward to the center waist point and reach around the Empire waistline to the back metal zipper. Hooks and eyes at the back neck, lower back, and waist give a smooth look and line to the dress back. The A-shaped skirt tapers slightly outward toward the side hemlines and is more flat in appearance, very elegant and flattering. As the skirt gradually lengthens from front to back, a beautifully shaped train measures 60" from the waist back to the hemline. The skirt and bodice are lined in a smooth, taffeta-like fabric. For an elegantly chic walk down the vintage aisle, this fabulous wedding dress is one of the best!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 35.5. Waist 28.5. Hip 40 (6" down from waist). Shoulder to shoulder 14.5. Sleeve 25.5. Wrist 7. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 56.5. Train (back waist to train hem) 60.
CONDITION: Excellent. Hardly noticeable is one very tiny, light mark on the right lower side of the bodice and a couple of very faint age spots on the inside toward the hemline. This gown is in wonderful condition, just about spotless.
DESCRIPTION: This sleek-looking vintage wedding dress from the 1970's is a classic look with appliques that really set the style. The A-line-shaped gown is made of a tightly knit fabric with a slight stretch (probably polyester), back zipper, stand-up collar, and long sleeves; the skirt is lined with a lightweight taffeta-like fabric. The appliques are a unique combination of floral designs that add dimension and tri-circles that allude to the sleek vertical lines of the gown. On the dress front, tri-circle appliques form a deep "V" from the mid-shoulder to the Empire waist center and then taper outward in an inverted "V" shape all the way down to the hemline. Toward the lower area of the train back, a wide "V" outline of tri-circles is again a focal point. This applique also circles the Empire waistline in front and in back where it drapes over the zipper with a snap attachment and along the outer edge of the long sleeves from the shoulder to the wrist band. The floral appliques display a beautiful sheen with raised detailing that is quite stunning. This applique is featured around the stand-up collar and drapes across the back collar opening to attach with a snap - looks like one continuous circle - unique! On the bodice front, the fabulous floral appliques fill the "V" center and spill over toward the sides and sleeve tops as well as circling the wristband that closes with snaps. The skirt front is adorned with a scattering of floral appliques and again at the train back between the tri-circle "V" applique outline. For a classic 70's wedding, this vintage gown will take you there in sophisticated style!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 36. Waist 28. Hip 44 (6" down from waist) - full. Shoulder to shoulder 15. Sleeve 25. Wrist 8. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 59. Train (back waist to train hem) 76.
CONDITION: Excellent. There are very few minor age spots that are hardly noticeable; two areas of slight smudging near back train but not easily visible due to fullness of fabric folds at the train bottom.
LABELS: Professionally dry clean. Size 12. Hanging Tag: "As Seen in Modern Bride Magazine"