The name of this dress, Mona, is inspired by a character from Anne Rice’s novel series, The Witching Hour.
The Mona gown is here to make your gothic bridal dreams come true!
The Mona dress can be made on ivory, with white beads, trims and appliqués for a more classical bridal look!
Our Mona gown is designed to make you look like you’re stepping out of a realm of timeless elegance, and is carefully drafted, cut, sewn and packed by just four caring hands: Oana’s and Maria’s; in our home workspace.
Made out of a gorgeous, high quality taffeta, this dress has a very wide skirt made of a full circle pleated by hand at the waist. The bottom hem of this dress is 10 meters wide (33 feet) so the skirt is very wide and it drapes beautifully.
The pleats are concentrated on the hips, fanning out on the sides making the wearer look like she is wearing a shaping garment.
These pleats are reinforced with felt on the inside to give dramatic volume to the hips, thus accentuating the waist and making it look optically smaller.
Like in Victorian times, the dramatic shape is given by padding the hips which automatically makes the waist look smaller. This special kind of pleats are called cartridge pleats and are folded and sewn by hand, a process that takes countless hours.
The top has a deep décolletage, and a V- shaped bodice that is slightly pointed downwards, all of these techniques made to emphasize the natural curves of the body.
The bodice is heavily decorated with trim, glass beads of various shapes and a handmade baroque appliqué made of black velvet which is drawn and cut by hand by us.
All the beading, the trims and the appliqués are carefully and meticulously sewn to the dress by hand.
Mona’s sleeves are slightly pleated at the top of the shoulders and they are tight around the arms, reaching the elbow. From the elbow down, the sleeves are made of gathered black chiffon so they are very wide and they flow beautifully.
The top of the dress is boned and structured, almost like a corset. The dress is fully lined and closes at the back with eyelets.
Check out the end of the photo gallery for fabric color swatches and include the number you want in the note of your order!
We are catering to clients of all shapes and forms by carefully crafting made-to-measure garments, built to fit each client like a glove.
We create a new pattern for each individual client, made to fit their unique measurements, thus accentuating and complementing the shapes and beauty of each body.
Bespoke garments have no size limits! When you order from us, rest assured that we cater to you, too!
To get your perfectly fitted dream dress, please measure yourself carefully! Ask for a friend’s help if necessary.
Please view our video instructions on how to measure yourself here.
Processing time: This dress takes 8 weeks to be made and around 5 working days to be shipped around the world. Please keep this in mind when ordering for an event or a special date.
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