A figure-skimming silk crepe dress with a dramatic back and train.
Sophisticated with its pleated chiffon bodice and playful with its ruffled skirt and train, this gown is a breath-taker from any angle. A fitted v-neck bodice with delicate pleats in front becomes a dramatic open back with thin, crossed straps, so beautiful on the confident bride. The body skimming silk crepe skirt gets the ultra-feminine treatment with rows of cascading ruffles in the back, fluttering into the train.
This dress is fully lined and the bodice offers light support through boning, interfacing and bust cups. Invisible zipper at back.
Handmade. Fair Trade. Ethical. This dress is handmade in India by Yasmin & Altaf at a small, woman-owned sewing group. Yasmin & Altaf earn a fair wage so they can take their kids to the doctor and send their girls to school. Celia Grace makes a one-for-one donation of a school uniform to a needy child in Cambodia for each dress sold.
This dress is named in honor of an inspiring woman, Isabel Allende, a Chilean-American author and feminist.
When should purchase my dress? The sooner, the better! It takes 4 months to make and send a wedding dress. Leave another 4-12 weeks for alterations and peace of mind.
Rush orders are available, two months for $200.
Shipping: We ship from Massachusetts, USA using USPS or FedEx for domestic shipments ($29 for a dress). For international shipments we usually use DHL Express. Please inquire for international shipping times and costs.
Refunds & Exchanges: We are unable to accept refunds & exchanges on new dresses.
What is a Home Try-On? It's when we mail you sample dress(es) to try on in the comfort of your home. Your timeline. No pressure. Try on dress(es) over a weekend and then mail them back with the return label we provide.
What does it cost? The try on is free but US shipping costs $29 for the first style and $20 for each additional style--then we take this amount off your dress purchase.
Where do I choose my size & try on dates? Choose your dress size and 1-3 weekends that would work best for you at checkout. We don't have every size in stock for try ons so we'll help choose the best size and we'll send clothing clips to fit the dress (just like at a bridal shop!).