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16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
| Pre-Raphaelite/Medieval Couture Bridal Gowns
A figure-enhancing two-piece gown, shown in a stunning green and silver 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 £2200 in plain silk dupion - for other fabrics,|
such as brocades and damasks, the price will be higher. Please enquire.
Additional (Autumnal) Photography: Mark Germany: 07719 477566
|This design can be varied and individualised|
to each made-to-measure order.
Design Copyright © 2014 Theresa Blake. All Rights Reserved.