Friday, May 7, 2010

Plus-Size Rockabilly 50s Custom Wedding Dress For Sale

After deliberating for a year, I have decided to sell my wedding dress. There are a few reasons for it, but mostly because I'd like someone else to be able to have such a cute custom dress in a harder to find plus-size. I have also decided to use the proceeds to visit my dad in AZ while he is on chemotherapy for colon cancer.

This dress was designed by me and fashioned by my aunt who is a fashion designer and used to have a bridal shop in L.A., so it is high quality. As an extra bonus, it is eco-friendly as it was made by combining 2 never-used thrift store dresses.

I am a size 18, but I wore a corset, so the dress is between a 16-18 without one (although I would recommend wearing some sort of shaping undergarments). The measurements are roughly 46-36-open hips. Here are a few more pictures of the dress (click on them to enlarge):

A few details on the dress- the dress has a built-in crinoline with a red tulle ruffle that peeks out at the hem, but I also wore an additional red crinoline underneath for extra fluffiness. I have to be honest though, its pretty good without the extra crinoline. There is a cute red heart on the skirt which is actually a working pocket for a hanky. The red tulle at the shoulders can be removed and switched out for white, or you can just have the plain straps. The trim you see at the bottom of the skirt are tiny red ribbon flowers with rhinestones in the center. The same red flowers are attached down the back of the bodice by the zipper.  The bodice is lined and has beading and rhinestones all over it and there is a big white bow that sits at the bottom of the waist in the back (which can also be removed).

I also have a matching vintage 50s bandeau bow hat and a detachable cathedral length veil (with a row of red tulle that matched the dress).I would prefer to sell with the dress, but am willing to entertain offers for it to be sold separately.

Please contact me through email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer.

EDIT: As of 7/20/11 the dress (with veil) is still available. I have decided to sell it for $400 or best offer.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Your wedding dress is stunning! I don't know how you can bear to part with it, but your sentiments are lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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