Designer: Charlie Brear Style: Torum dress with Versailles lace jacket & cap sleeves with blush silk sash Size: 8 Colour: Ivory Silhoutte: A line Height: I am 5’5” and wore 4.5in heels on the day Alterations: The hem was shortened to skim the ground. I am a size 8 and the dress and top were professionally altered very slightly to fit my frame Location: Dublin Condition: Excellent as new worn once
This classic dress is bias cut with a boat neck at the front and a low v at the back. It is a gorgeous ivory crepe material and is very elegant in its simplicity. Also included are three Charlie Brear additions to help style the dress and give it a bespoke look:
– The Versailles jacket is a delicate reversible French lace top that is high on one side and a v on the other with little ivory silk-covered buttons. It pairs perfectly with the dress. It sits wonderfully across your collar bone, just above the neckline of the dress.
– Versailles lace cap sleeves that can be easily added to the dress with snaps on the inside. They really look stunning with the dress.
– A long double layered blush coloured silk sash.
I bought the dress, lace jacket, lace sleeves and sash new from the Charlie Brear studio in London where they were designed and handmade. As soon as I slipped on the Torum dress, part of their iconic bridal collection, I knew it was ‘the one’ – it feels fantastic to wear, it is lightweight and not restrictive at all. It also moves beautifully and it is a very flattering material and cut.
I wore the dress with the lace top layered on top for the ceremony and cocktail and then transformed it for the dinner and dancing by replacing the top with the lace cap sleeves and silk sash. Everyone thought I had changed into a new dress! The sash also served as way shortening the dress to wear flats for dancing since I could pull up the fabric on the top.
I wore it once on my big day and had it professionally dry cleaned. It is in excellent condition. The jacket, sleeves and sash are immaculate. I would be prepared to sell the items separately for the right price.
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