Justin Alexander 8721 has a stunning lace bateau neckline and capped sleeves, leading to a silk dupion circular cut skirt. The skirt features pockets and a side beaded flower motif belt that sits at the natural waist. Silk dupion buttons enclose the back and run down right to the edge of the chapel length train. The bodice is boned so no need for a bra.The side pockets were a real, but welcomed, surprise. They are not evident at all, but proved so useful for a tissue and lipstick! I am selling this gown on behalf of my daughter who was the bride.
The gown was made in 2016 for the wedding in April 2017. Minor alterations were made to take in the bodice to achieve a perfect fit. The gown was shortened slightly, the bride is 5'3'' and wore 4'' heels. The silver embellishments of the beaded flower motif were changed to pearl coloured ones. These alterations were all very minor and were undertaken by the professional seamstress at Mia Sposa in Nottingham, where the gown was purchased. The gown has been dry cleaned by Terrington Burchett, the Bridal Gown Cleaning and Heirloom Specialists. Terrington Burchett have packaged the cleaned gown in a special acid free box, protected with layers of acid free tissue paper. There are some faint stains on the underside of the train, but these are not visible unless you lift up the train and look really closely at the underside. Overall, Terrington Burchett said that the gown is in superb condition. Everyone said that the bride looked stunning! (I suppose that I am just boasting!!)