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Wedding Dresses For Sale
Dresses - Size 14
Listing No: 746
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I have for sale my lovely white sweetheart princess dress. Very comfy and not too heavy, it makes you feel like a million dollars on your special day. It has a corset back and a corset style tie up with zip. It is not drycleaned hence the lower price. It comes in a bag ready to go. You are welcome to come try it on, we are in east auckland.
Excellent as new condition. Gently hand washed (as recommended by Astra Bridal). French taffeta with scattered appliques & beaded triangle bodice insert.
Tulle shoulder straps hand sewn, so easy to remove. Boned corset with lace back altered to fit size 14-16. Some fullness also taken out of the cathedral train to lighten for easier movement. Bride’s height 1.69m.
Ivory veil & strapless Masquerade corset included in sale.
ALSO for sale at additional cost by negotiation with sale of dress exquisite French Chantilly lace jacket/bolero uniquely designed by bridal specialist Pamela Armer.
Please feel free to ask for more measurements etc.
Upper half of dress is gathered and held together by a broach below bust which adds some subtle but elegant detail to the dress. (Broach can be removed and swapped to one of your preference if you wish.)
It is also gathered material around the bust but rest of dress flows naturally with an overlapping centre.
Only worn once on our beautiful wedding day in February 2010 and I felt amazing in this dress. I would now like to sell it on to someone else to wear on their special day.
Purchased brand new for $800, shoulder straps have been altered but that is all, am happy for the bride to be to come and try it on.
Dress has been dry cleaned and hanging up in its bag ready to go.
Beautiful, simple dress from Astra Bridal. Original purchase price $1700. Has beading round the bust, right around to back, and around the overlap seam down the front. Slightly gathered around middle, Was a size 16 but had it altered to be more of a 14 around the top (done by Zippy alterations Te Awamutu as recommended by astra bridal). Assume bottom could be taken in more to match. Straps were removable, but had them sewn on. Could be removed again. Has been professionally drycleaned so no marks on it. Comes with dress bag. Happy to do try ons, or to post at buyers expense. Sad to see it go, but need the money :( and no where to store it.
This is a georgeous designer made wedding dress. It was designed by Solo design in Auckland. It is a beautiful soft dusky pink satin material with a silver spidery overlay. It has a classic 'vogue' look and is very flattering and elegant.
It is a size 12-14 ( I'm 179cm tall ) I t would be possible to alter /shorten if needed.
I paid $3200 for this dress and it has been worn only the once!
This dress is a dream to wear and looks absolutely stunning on.
Description: Gorgeous Alfred Angelo dress, made of organza with embroidered lace and crystal beading on the bodice (sweetheart neckline). This can fit NZ size 12 to 14 I believe as label size indicates AU 12. The dress has a long train that can be hooked up into the dress when not in use (ie a bustle) and is A-line in cut, with a floor length gown. Dress is boned and has a corset back, with a small zip. Dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and in great condition. Bought this as a second hand (http://www.wedding-dresses.co.nz/dresses/size12-1.htm) and only been worn once by previous owner in April 2013. Selling as I fell pregnant and dress won't fit me on the BIG day! Nevertheless I have taken really good care of this gown, stored in a breathable bag in the dark in a dry room. I may consider shipping gown if you live outside Dunedin but I will have to charge extra for the postage. Any questions, please call/email email@example.com / 0211456191 - Jen
Description: Absolutely stunning Stewart Parvin wedding dress in ivory.
I brought this dress through Paperswan Bride in Kelburn for $5,680. It was made in London by Stewart Parvin.
The dress is called - "WHERE LOVE LIVES"
A corded lace A-line wedding dress with a straight neckline and scalloped hem. Beautiful silk duchess satin covered glove buttons cover the zip at the back. The dress also has a built in corset.
Stewart Parvin is one of Britain’s most critically-acclaimed bridal designers and was awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in 2007.
Stewart’s designs evoke an age of effortless style, glamour and sophistication and are all made using the finest cloths including silks, satins, zibeline, chiffons and tulle. All wedding gowns are handmade in London.
I had 4.5 inches of allowance for my shoes so you can always take up if too long.
I've posted the designers photos (without the straps - which you could have removed). As well as a few pictures from my wedding so you can see the actual dress with the straps.
Smoke free house / bride. The dress is in fantastic condition and hanging in a special white wedding bag - only imperfection is a very small tear in one of the silk layers, so not noticeable as the lace sits over the top. I think someone must have stepped on it with their heel - but definitely not noticeable. You are welcome to bring your seamstress and bridesmaids to try on the dress, or I am happy to come to you if you are in the Wellington region.
Tiered ruffles of Royal Organza and lace curve the body and then flow gently from the scoop neck to the scalloped hem on this glamorous A-line vintage style wedding dress. The chapel train adds even more vintage glamour. Lace up back. Lace straps have been added, easily removed.
It is an Ivory Elegant Vintage Wedding Dress with Mermaid Silhouette
Satin underlay with beautiful lace overlay.
Sheer lace over shoulder and back key hole opening.
Zipped down back with button detail.
Dress has button to hook dress into bustle for dancing later.
Worn once- 2013
Drycleaned Professionally, stored in box.
Bust 36" /91.5 cm
Length shoulder to floor front 60" /152cm
Length shoulder to floor back 72" /183cm
I would love for some lucky bride to wear my beautiful dress again. A gorgeous lace and chiffon layered A-line style, with a soft gold bow at the waist and lace and beaded sweetheart neckline.
The dress has been worn twice - wedding/bridal shoot, and cleaned each time. There are some small marks/tears where I used brooches to provide extra support for the bustle when dancing – they would be easily repaired during alterations.
I am 174cms and wore medium heels, I was about a size D/DD.
Please contact me to arrange a viewing time or to ask any questions you may have.
Beautiful Essense of Australia wedding gown for sale (Style D1278)
I paid $2999 in October 2013, plus another $99 for the veil (auction includes the veil)
Size AUS 14, UK 14, USA 12
It may be hard to believe but two weeks out from my wedding day I didn’t have a dress and then I tried on this and even though I didn’t like lace up dresses, once I saw how it fitted to my curves I was delighted. It allows for some flexibility with different shapes, equally the mermaid style flatters everyone.
I added the little cap sleeves, but as they are only buttoned on they can be easily removed if you’d prefer it strapless. However if you do like them, pop a bit of Hollywood tape on your shoulders to make sure they stay in place for the photos.
The dress is in Auckland and I am happy for you to come and try it on, just send me a message through this auction.
The dress is the standard length, it hasn’t been taken up. I’m 167cm tall and I wore a modest heel and found it to be the perfect length.
The veil is a very simple and long veil, I’m not sure of the actual length but you get the idea from the photos.
It has been stored and hung in its garment bag and comes from a smoke free home.
Description from the website (here):
Lace and Dolce Satin trumpet wedding dress features intricate lace and Diamante beading and an elegant chapel train. Sweetheart bodice comes in lace up or zipper back closure. These trumpet style wedding dresses feature an elegant chapel train.
Fabric: Lace over Dolce Satin
Detail Option: Silver
Fabric Colour: White
Back: Lace Up
STUNNING This beautiful dress was worn by me on my wedding Oct 2008. It is a beautiful dress, originally costing $1500. It is particuarly suitable for cuvy figures. It was altered to for my height 158cm. Try ons welcome.
Description: Alfred Angelo Sapphire 753. Stunning strapless gown in ivory luxe taffeta. Crystal beading and sequin detail on the bodice and beading sprinkled down the dress. Floor length A line with a chapel train. The lace up back ensures a good fit. The diagonal ruching is very flattering and the fabric flowers can be removed. I absolutely loved this dress, it was so flattering and that made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
It’s been professionally dry cleaned and is boxed in acid free tissue and I also have the gown cover. It cost $1,725 and was worn once in January 2011. I also have a cream torsolette available.
Please contact me if you would like to view, or if you have any more questions or want to see more photos.
Strapless gown with sweetheart neckline,pleating falling from the neckline into the bustled rosette along the hip. Soft pleats and gathers fall from the bustle to hem and also down the semi-cathedral train.
Material taffeta-rather flattering.
Lace up back meaning that it can go smaller or larger.
All dry cleaned and boxed up in acid free tissue.
Ready for the next lucky buyer.
It also has a bustle hop and button to hook the entire train up for dancing later in the evening. I also have the veil and corset available if desired ($120 extra) that go with the dress. Please feel free to email me any questions.
Description: This is a brand new genuine Maggie Sottero "Fiori" gown and is a stunning one shoulder A-line design made from pure white soft shimmer satin. It is asymmetrically pleated and very flattering and fastens with a zipper over an inner corset which gives you the lovely hourglass shape. It is a gorgeous gown and for sale well below retail price and comes with a protective garment bag and certificate of authenticity.
You are welcome to view our gowns in our Whakatane showroom or we can send it to you by signature required courier at no extra cost. We have over 100 brand new gowns in stock and welcome your enquiries.
Price: $ 1489.25
Contact: Lynn Brake; 07 322 8776 (Whakatane) or Alison Davies Click here