This listing is for an Ivy and Aster Sweet Pea bridal gown, in off-white, Swiss-dot silk chiffon. I am the second owner of the dress, which was originally purchased in 2014. The dress has been altered to the dimensions shown below.
I wore the dress for my June 2017 wedding, and immediately had it hand cleaned by a professional wedding seamstress due to the extremely delicate nature of the chiffon fabric. The dress has been stored in a breathable gown bag in a temperature controlled, smoke-free environment since the wedding.
This dress is extraordinarily wearable and easy to dance in. It is light weight and the silk chiffon breathes easily, so it's comfortable on a warm day. There is a built-in bustier that secures bodice, so there's no need to tug or fight to keep the dress up. (I was concerned about this given my relatively small chest size, and didn't have any problems!)
The pictures included are from my wedding and from the designer's original listing for the dress, which is NO LONGER AVAILABLE through Ivy and Aster. Note: I wore the dress with a BHLDN sash, which is also listed on this site, and which I will throw in for an additional $50 with the purchase of this dress.
The dress is off-white (not bright white). The color is best represented in the photos I've included from my fitting and the wedding. The dress was hand cleaned by a professional gown seamstress BEFORE and IMMEDIATELY AFTER WEARING to preserve the delicate fabric. It has been stored in a breathable fabric bag in a temperature controlled, smoke-free, pet-free home.
The dress was altered to fit me at 5' tall wearing Toms (flat) shoes (max wearable height would be about 5'1"). My weight was approximately 97 lbs. I typically wear a size 0 or 00, and my bust size is a 30C. The bodice and bustier of the dress has been altered in a way that they *can* be let out by up to one dress size by a professional seamstress. The dress cannot be lengthened from its current height max. The train has been shortened to a proportional chapel length (approximately 3.5 feet drop from the waist) for my height, and a three-point bustle has been added. Due to the very delicate fabric, one of the bustle loops is stretched out and needs to be reinforced.