Serena’s dress was probably our most ambitious project to date. Her dress was a beautiful silk zibeline with a delicate floral embroidery with pearls and gold metal threads.
She wanted an off the shoulder look so we used boning in the bodice to keep it in place. The back featured tiny coverbuttons running the full length of the dress. Two metal rods were used to keep the lace back poker straight! The hem was finished with a horse hair stiffener to add further structure and drama to the dress.
The sleeves were mesh with sections of lace build up and a line of coverbuttons at the cuff allowed for a really neat finish.
The dress could be bustled for easy dancing in the evening!
Silk Zibeline from Joel and Son was used as the main cloth, with lace from our stock in house
Coverbuttons were expertly created by DM Buttons in Soho, London.
Inbuilt cups were used as the back was sheer. grip tape ran along the top to help keep the dress secure around the shoulders and net layers gave the desired fullness in the skirt.
Photography by www.richardgreenlyphoto.co.uk