Monique Lhuillier 'Windsor'
- Condition: preowned
- Professionally Cleaned: yes
- Alterations: yes
- US Street Size: 06-08
- Dress Tag Size: 6
- Bust: 34.5
- Waist: 27
- Hips: 38
- Tallest Wearable Height: 5' 9"
- Color Family: Ivory
- Color: Ivory
- Fabric: duchesse satin
- Silhouette: fit to flare
- Neckline: scoop
- Features: back detail
- Dress Length: full
- Year Purchased: 2022
Elegant Simple Clean Sleeveless Fit and Flare Wedding Dress with Open Back
"A classic wide strap scoop neckline bridal gown in Duchesse Satin with flattering natural waist and princess seams."
I fell in love with this dress because it looked elegant, timeless, yet chic. I have never felt more beautiful than when I wore this wedding gown. I tried on other wedding gowns at Oscar de la Renta, Amsale, and Bergdorf Goodman, but this gown was the one!
It was purchased and fitted at Monique's New York flagship store on Madison Avenue. I spent $7,275, all in + several hundred post-wedding to clean and preserve it for You! I have more details about the gown under "alterations," including videos that I took on how to bustle the dress. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Alterations Styling: I had a stylist for my wedding, and we (along with the team at Monique), made a decision to keep the buttons just to the top of the back (above the tush!). You can easily remove the buttons without visible marking, or they sell them on have a seamstress add them all the way down to the train.
Steaming: I told myself that I would steam the gown, and sure enough, I ran out of time! If you see a wrinkle in a photo, it's not the gown's fault! ;-). During the preservation process, they steamed the dress and got the wrinkles out.
Bustling: The bustle can be done two ways (over or under), I chose over, but it's up to you. I took several videos on how to bustle the dress with the team at Monique's HQ. I am happy to send you the videos if you purchase the dress. The bustle has color-coordinated threads (not visible to anyone), which makes it much easier to do.
Bust: The boning in the dress, also acts as built-in support, thus making a bra unnecessary. It keeps you Very tucked in. I'm actually large-chested, and I didn't move! That said, I personally needed some lift help, so I had pads temporarily installed on the inside, and then had them removed, so the dress would be like brand new for you.
Length: I'm a drop under 5'8, and I wore Loafer Randall's Natalia Pleaded Block Platform, with the front of the dress just grazing the floor.
Cleaning & Preservation: The cleaning and preservation were done with The Knot.com's preservation team in Kentucky, and shipped back to me in Manhattan. I had photos taken during the preservation and cleaning process so that the new owner (you!) could see that they were getting a stunning gown, that was properly* cleaned and restored.
I have kept the extra hanging threads, original gown bags, etc. so if you would like them, just let me know.
Please reach out to Nearly Newlywed support if you have questions before purchasing this gown! :)
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