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Alvina Valenta Alvina Valenta Wedding Dress
Listed by Penny Lane
Size: 10 (M)
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Sample from a designer or boutique, never used outside of the retail setting.
This wedding gown has never been formally worn (bridal shows/store display only). Its an original Alvina Valenta with full Alencon lace surrounding base of dress, and is thus very rare. Dress is an IVORY, size 10 by AV, Street size is an 8 (owner photos are showing woman who is a jeans size 6/8 and is 5ft8 .... the dress is pinned to be tight on waist in photo at alterations shop)...... But HAS NOT been altered/cut. Dress is still stock. Photos shown are current.
Skirt portion of dress is flawless, as well as base lace. No discoloration or stains on skirt. There are several layers of tulle, and undercoat can be fluffed to increase size of skirt fullness dramatically. Petticoat Could also be flattened and cut down to narrow the skirt. No defects with base lace or skirt in any way. Clean and lays beautiful. May need to be steamed after shipping. Inside of skirt has a petticoat lined also in hand stitched lace. Beautiful to show off walking down the aisle. Dress is floor length but can be poofed to fall slightly on floor behind bride. Dress does not have a train or need for bustle.
In the midsection: the back is vintage hoop loop & button up from waist up- with a hidden zipper inside of dress buttons. When sized properly, dress will give a busty Victorian look. Per my tailor, this gown could be altered to women who wear street sizes 5-10.
If buyer looks closely, The lace varies all over bodice and it's not symmetrical.
Bust portion of dress is fitted (especially after being altered to fit your hips and bust more so). Looks great on. Entire midsection is heavily laced. Dress is not vertically boned, but thick and supportive in bust. This dress has a one of a kind deep V princess cut which gives it a feminine burst as the bust. Along top of dress (bust line and backline) there is upstanding scalloped lace portions for show, which soften the edges and transition of this strapless gown. The entire bodice is laced with true ALENCON LACE. Dress has ribbon under bust (ivory) which could be removed and swapped for an alternate beltline. Beneath the ribbon the lace is slightly lighter due to natural light exposure. So I suggest buyer intends to keep a Ribbon or gem belt under bustline as photos show.
Note: two (of these photos) are stock photos are of the dress in white, however this gown is ivory. (See main photo and owner photos). THIS DRESS HAS NEVER BEEN WORN IN A WEDDING. But it has been worn in bridal shows, and as a designer display gown. Was purchased at bridal show in NYC in 2013 and resold in a private boutique. Reason not worn: Bride decided on family heirloom dress after purchase for sake of tradition. So this AV dress has been left untouched!
This dress's retail price is $ 4890.00. Owner purchased for $2400 but hasn't been worn outside of alterations shop. Note this is true Alvina Valenta style 9758. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE. This dress is a true Alvina Valenta w Alecon lace. No snags or damage to edges of dress!
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