I learned this dress won 2017 Wedding Dress of the Year after my wedding. The dress was breathtaking and I have received endless compliments. The lace is ivory in color, but the under layer is mink. It is a fit and flare, but with my body type, mermaid looked better so I wore a mermaid skirt underneath it.
A mermaid size small skirt and the fingertip length mink colored veil are also available for purchase. I have the original receipt for the dress, slip and veil.
My wedding was on the beach in Northern California late September 2017. This dress was worn, and it along with the slip and veil were professionally dry cleaned.
Photos of the dress can be found here: https://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-of-australia/wedding-dresses/d2174/
I am 5'4'', and wore tennis shoes underneath as we were on a rocky beach. Dress measurements are: Bust: 31.00 Waist: 24.00 Hips: 34.00
This was slightly altered as I normally run between a size 0 and 2. It was hemmed slightly, and c cup bra cups were sewn in. There are no flaws on this dress.