This two piece dress we named "Olivia" is comprised of a hips long fitted top and a soft and incredibly flowy linen gauze skirt.
The top is made out of thick, regal looking all natural cotton lace, lined in soft and stretchy rayon, and features a rather deep V in the front (but can of course be made more modest) and long sleeves, where the beautiful scalloped edges cover part of the hand itself.
The skirt is made out of all natural, fully Lithuanian grown and Lithuanian produced linen gauze fabric, lightweight and sheer, fully lined in natural cotton lining. We have used nude (light) color lining underneath ivory line for the listing for some dimensional color effect, but this skirt can also be made 100% ivory, as well as in Penelope mustard linen (we line that one in brown) or natural linen grey color. The skirt is made out of a full circle shape, and it goes even wider after that slight high low seam.
You can buy the top separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1216563684/olivia-cotton-lace-bridal-top-deep-v?click_key=0af680405ce14283c9743754a183fc17f534dceb%3A1216563684&click_sum=0ddac230&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
And you can buy the skirt separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1216559552/olivia-linen-wedding-skirt-rustic?click_key=93e05e6f8056c52d9a88f76b99dec8ace3fa5c1d%3A1216559552&click_sum=e61a5f88&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
This two piece dress is made to measure over the period of 4 months, here are the measurements we need:
Measurement guide for all tops: https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/1016148618922/measurement-guide-for-all-of-our-tops
Measurement guide for all non fitted skirts (except Julianne and Azura): https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/1015110768346/measurements-guide-for-non-fitted-skirts
We have set the maximum processing and shipping time Etsy allows to create a realistic, true "estimated arrival" time, but in reality production will take around 16 weeks and shipping will take mere days.
If you are on the weight loss journey, you may provide them later in time, but the order must be placed at least 5-6 months before the big day for a stress free timeline for both you and us.
We would really like to stay in contact with you throughout the making process of your dress, as we may need to ask you to doublecheck a measurement, or to take an additional one. So please kindly check your e-mail and or/Etsy account! :) Also do not hesitate to ask us any questions you have!
The top will be shipped to you via DHL Express Worldwide, please also give us your phone number for shipping either in the notes to seller section or via separate Etsy conversation message. The shipping is easy to track at every step, and usually takes 2-5 days to arrive. As mentioned above - we have set the maximum processing and shipping time Etsy allows to create a realistic, true "estimated arrival" time, but in reality production will take around 16 weeks and shipping will take mere days.
VERY IMPORTANT: In any case of time-sensitive order, please do let us know so we are aware of the date it's due. If you do not tell us, we cannot be held responsible for it being late. If you do inform us - we will take the responsibility, so it's worth letting us know!
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We are using DHL express worldwide - it is a very reliable 2-5 working days shipping service with a step by step tracking system that actually works. Please kindly provide your phone number for the couriers.
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Even though we make everything to your measurements, please do not be under impression that local alterations are guaranteed to not be needed. That is not at all the case as there are many reasons something does fit just right out of the bag, like: measurements taken incorrectly (we take measures such as asking for measuring photos but even that isn't a 100% foolproof method), measurements change in time due to weight loss or gain, posture related things (open back bodysuits are affected the most), and lastly, of course, we too can make a mistake and if we do we will solve it, here's how to address it:
HOW TO SUBMIT A CLAIM WHEN SOMETHING DOESN'T FIT TO A GREAT EXTENT:
Please contact us within a week post delivery for a solution. A statement "this garment piece doesn't fit" is unfortunately not a claim we can consider. If, for example, your skirt is too short for you, too wide, or too narrow, please kindly measure it, compare it to the measurements you gave us, and if a discrepancy is indeed found, please send us photos that show it (measuring tape around your body, measuring tape across the garment (we are happy to tell you how to measure the garment if you are not sure and need assistance). If we indeed are to blame for the ill fitting garment, beyond the extent of expected nips and tucks on the bodysuit or a tight fitting top we covered before, we will absolutely be of service of solving the problem. We will either pay for alterations on your end, send you a new garment or just a part of it (e.g, new sleeves), take it back to alter ourselves.
An item such as a bodysuit, especially open back one might be somewhat ill fitting right out of the bag regardless of all measurements being correct and it's just nobody's fault, it just requires local alterations. Posture alone is important for those, the arch of the back is important for those - those things can only be assessed during a real life fitting, as well as body asymmetry too. Sometimes brides send us their right and left measurements and they differ greatly - but actually we cannot address that. We will make the garment symmetrical, based on the larger side and the rest should be dealt with locally during a fitting. This is normal and should be expected.
We are always happy to advise on where we think a nip or a tuck should occur on your garment, or how to fix a specific issue (a bunching back, for example), so please ask anytime, send photos and we will provide assistance before you head to the local tailor, so you have some idea on what you're asking for once you get there.
I hope this answers the question what we are and are not liable for in regards of fit and how to address it with us. In any case - we ask you to kindly have your expectations realistic - local alterations should overall be expected when a top is involved in the purchase. Please do account for an extra 200 USD or so for them when purchasing a two piece wedding dress online without a single fitting.
Skirts alone are very unlikely to need alterations, and if they do, it's as simple as taking it in and hemming it. But we do not advise to add "extra for the length just in case", because if you do - you will have to have it hemmed, and some skirts have gorgeous hidden seams or ombre at the bottom and you would be doing it at the expense of those features.
Regarding color matching to items from other shops: the only way to guarantee that we make an exact matching garment (be it ivory, white, or another color) to another garment made elsewhere is to mail us a real life sample or that garment itself, that would safely be returned to you together with it's 100% matching other half. Please do not order our "ivory" to match other shops "ivory" without prior consultation - it is not guaranteed that everyone's "ivory" is the same exact matching shade, everyone may have different ones. The ivory we use is light and sometimes more likely to match another vendors "off white" than a true, deeper, more yellow ivory.