Vintage Candlelight Wedding Dress Approx Size 6 wisteria/grape embroidery /lace
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- San Jose,CA,USA
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- Custom Made
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- Sleeve Style:
- Cap Sleeve
- Choker Neck
This exquisite dress is from 1976
Worn by my sister once and was cleaned and preserved after the ceremony
Originally purchased from Bullock's Department Store which was headquartered in Los Angeles and catered to a luxury market clientele. They ceased operations in 1992.
This beautiful dress was featured in a magazine from 1976 but we are still searching for the magazine and was hoping to find but it appears to have been lost
The dress features a empire waist and we were told possibly alencon lace but I can't verify
The pattern is that of wisteria / grapes which would be perfect for a winery wedding
Sheer chiffon lace
Neckline looks as if a keyhole design but there is fabric so not an actual 'hole"
3 button bustle in the back with two different loops for 2 lengths for bustle
Completely lined inside the dress
There is a slip that is included and shown in pic 12
This is wearable vintage and was altered as the tag is shown as well as the seam to show that there is room to let out.
My best guess with final alternations that this is approximately a size 6 and the measurements are as follows with all measurements approximated
Shoulders 14 inches
Collar 2 inches
Breast 34 inches
Empire waist 29 inches
Slip that is enclosed has a control top zippered slip that is 40 inches long and 22 inches across
Waist to front hem 39 inches
There is a small spot on back and may be others but two people checked thoroughly check pic 4
This was cleaned an preserved after the ceremony but due to the age of 40+ years there are several small holes that are insignificant to the beauty of the dress with the largest being less than 1/4 inch at the back of the train, but was told this is natural with age stated
I will be more than happy to send pictures of what I could capture and due to the nature of this garment there are no returns so...