Monique Lhuillier 'Esme'
- Condition: preowned
- Professionally Cleaned: yes
- Alterations: yes
- US Street Size: 00-04
- Dress Tag Size: 0
- Bust: 32
- Waist: 25
- Hips: 36
- Tallest Wearable Height: 5' 4"
- Color: Ivory
- Fabric: tulle
- Silhouette: a line
- Neckline: sweetheart
- Features: not white
- Dress Length: full
- Color: Ivory
- Year Purchased: 2016
Romantic Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress - Fall 2014 Collection
"Ivory illusion cap sleeve modified trumpet gown with embellished appliqué overlay. Sleeves can be removed for a strapless style."
Absolutely stunning, ethereal wedding gown with antique quality. Feminine and delicate, the fabrics are layers of tulle with an array of signature lace details. Embroideries are delicate in floral, lattice, and vine motifs, colored in antique silver and rose-gold threadwork inspired by the timelessness of a secret garden.
Esme is special because each of the appliques you see on the gown is hand-beaded pieces of lace and then appliqued onto the gown. The whole process just for beading the lace alone takes over two weeks to accomplish, according to the designer herself.
The dress fit like a glove around the torso with the A-line skirt flaring at the most flattering part of the waistline. Cap sleeves are delicate and did not fall down with appropriate tape. They are removable and so the dress can be turned into a strapless piece for change of style if desired. The gold threading shimmers just enough when light hits the dress and turns the ivory into a golden ivory hue that makes this dress stand out even more than it already does.
Bustle is done up in the French style and absolutely gorgeous. I have also included the beautiful jeweled floral headband you can see in the photos.
Alterations - slight alterations simply to get fit perfect. The bust was taken in slightly to accommodate my size (a 34A).
The Knot - fused romance and glamour with delicate organza cap sleeves, a flattering A-line silhouette, airy tulle skirt, and intricate beaded embellishments. Delicate floral appliqués on the sleeves and skirt added just a touch of whimsy to the look.
The Veil: The matching Esme veil, purchased for roughly $2,000, is INCLUDED with the purchase of the dress. Please note that it has slightly yellowed (despite us taking it to a place that guaranteed this would not happen), but could possibly be restored to its original beauty.
Please note: This dress has been verified but the seller did not provide a receipt of purchase.
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