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16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
| Pre-Raphaelite/Medieval Couture Bridal Gowns
A variation on the "Raffaella" design, commissioned in an ivory silk damask -
lightly corseted with back lacing. Inspired by the paintings of John William Waterhouse, this Pre-Raphaelite-style wedding dress has fitted ruched chiffon undersleeves with button detailing
at the wrist. These are revealed beneath classic trumpet-shaped 'medieval' sleeves. The flat-fronted A-line skirt with a volume of fabric gathered into the
back flatters both the slimmest and more shapely brides. Contrasting piped detailing (here in black satin
) can be used to emphasise the sleeve and neckline edges.
It is possible to construct this gown in many fabrics, patterned and plain - duchesse satin, brocade, damask, dupion, velvet, zibilene, etc. The design can be kept streamlined and tailored, or embellished at the neckline, waistline or cuffs.
To order: The "Raffaella" design is £2100 to construct.|
Your choice of fabric from our vast range will add from between £150 to £500,
depending on type - silk dupion, damask, brocade etc
|This design can be varied and individualised|
to each made-to-measure order.
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