"Nora" is a two piece wedding dress, comprised out of a ballerina inspired bodysuit and a voluminous, soft and flowing ombre skirt with a train.
The bodysuit features thin straps, open back, inspired by ballerinas, and is made out of soft, thick and stretchy matte bridal satin, covered with point d'esprit lace. The bottom has soft rayon panties attached, to ensure that the open back stays in place and to give you, the bride, freedom of fearless motion on your big day. The top doesn't require you to wear a bra, however, you may want to use a backless strapless push up bra for extra oomph. No bra was worn while taking the listing photos as it is not necessary. The bodysuit can come in 3 shades by default: snow white, off white (pictured) and ivory. Furthermore, we can dye the point d'esprit lace to anything (for example cream or blush), but we have only white and ivory satins available for this bodysuit. Please inquire if you'd like the lace layer custom dyed. For example, if we dyed the lace layer light dusty blue, the whole bodysuit would get that tint of color.
The skirt is made out of our softest tulle, and it's inner layers are dyed in ombre, while the top layers fall onto it creating an irregular and magical effect, that shifts in motion. In the pictures it is dyed dusty powder blue into dusty blue at the bottom, you can get this color by selecting "as pictured", or you can come up with your own ombre dye! We are open to dyeing it more colors than we have in our palette. The skirt can also come in just one single color, and of course it can be pure white, too. Or maybe white to a pale blush ombre bottom? The possibilities are almost endless, so do not hesitate to write us your color inquiries.
You can buy the top separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/540843796/nora-swiss-dotted-bridal-bodysuit?ref=shop_home_active_2
And you can buy the skirt separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/540849066/nora-ombre-bridal-skirt-wedding-skirt?ref=listing-shop-header-1
But purchasing them together is 10% more cost efficient!
Need a lace topper for this dress that will still allow you to show off your bare back? We got one here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/481527426/heather-lace-cover-up-bridal-cover-up?ref=shop_home_active_17 (sleeve length is custom!)
The dress will be done to your exact measurements, after purchase you will be sent videos with examples and explanations on how to take your measurements. Of course you can also get measured at any tailors office.
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.
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!
We accept PayPal, credit cards and many more options that you can find when checking out.
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.
Every item is custom made from scratch to each customers measurements, therefore returns for a refund are not offered. Nobody else can wear your garment as it was made just for you. Minor alterations are a normal expectation everywhere in the bridal garment industry, us included. If we make a mistake or send you a somehow faulty product - we will certainly take responsibility and offer a suitable solution (e.g alter it ourselves, pay for alterations on your end, send fabric, etc, whatever is needed to solve the problem).
Kindly take notice, that complaints are welcome within a week after delivery and will not be considered past that time.
Please read our FAQ to find out more details about which items are most likely and least likely to need alterations.
REGARDING POTENTIAL ALTERATIONS
Please do not be under impression, that since these are made to measure, you will definitely need no further (local) alterations to make sure the garments fit like a glove. The more fitting the garment - the more likely you will need alterations, besides the measurements themselves, posture is also important for such items. All bodysuits are expected to need further altering, please take note, if you are ordering Faerie, Nora, Grace, Indra, Dolores, Tulia, Yona or any other bodysuits - it makes sense to book a tailors appointment for after your delivery.
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.
A lengthy blog post I have written, meant to both potentially prevent order dissatisfaction and to also aid when it happens: https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/960863232259/how-to-ensure-your-order-meets
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 as 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.
For hand dyed colors: please be aware, if you are getting a hand dyed color skirt, for example, a Nora, and want an exact color matching short skirt, veil, or a lace topper - those items must be dyed at the same exact time, that is the only guarantee there will be no tonal difference. The same goes for factory stock colors - they do differ slightly between rolls, and it's the case throughout the entire fashion industry.
They are made to your measurements. We have extensive video tutorials showing how and where to measure - and you can also simply take our measurement list from the video description to any tailor if you do not wish to attempt measurements at home with a help of a friend. Many do it at home though and it turns out just fine - we usually spot an error if any occurs.
Measurement link for tops and toppers:
Measurement link for corset tops (Nayeli, Heather, Dahlia...):
Measurement link for bodysuits (Faerie, Grace...):
Measurement link for skirts:
Due to our crafting queue, we do not need your measurements at the time of the order - you can purchase the listing to reserve the timeline and fabrics, If you have them ready though, you can simply paste them in the "Notes to seller" section, you will find this in your cart when checking out. Alternatively you can just message Inge on Etsy and give her the list of measurements at any time you wish. If you are on the weight loss journey - fear not, we will work with you to accommodate the best measurements retrieval deadline, our concern is planning and scheduling
(we have 70 to 100 open orders at all times), and therefore we love early orders, the earlier the better, but no problem if you need to provide your measurements much later.
We cannot be sure of that, as there can be many reasons to discontinue a product, most important of which is - fabric supplier discontinues a certain fabric. Therefore we strongly advise and encourage placing your order early to reserve the fabrics we have in stock, as well as the timeline, for when you are ready to provide your measurements. As we covered in the previous question, we can certainly wait for those and we love early orders that are stress free for both parties involved.
Really depends on the garment, some only come in one color, some are hand dyed in multiple custom created shades, please do write to us and send a color reference photo along with your inquiry. Simply naming the color (e.g. "blush") is often not enough, because if it is a hand dyed garment, then there can be dozens of blush shades, and you and I can imagine different ones. We want you to have just the shade you love and want to wear.
Only if we are able to. Please message us with your deadline and location and we will be able to tell you right away if we can meet it. We do not charge anything extra for rush orders - we are either able to schedule it in or we are not, and we already use DHL Express Worldwide shipping for your garments and it takes mere days to be delivered, so there is nothing to upgrade in that regard.
All of our clothes are made in our studio - from start to finish. We pattern, cut, dye, sew, iron, embellish and ship directly from our studio. You can actually see the video of how we work and how our studio looks in the "About" section of the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WardrobeByDulcinea?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#about
Current production timelines:
Veils - 2 weeks order to shipping.
Toppers and overskirts - 4 weeks order to shipping.
A top or a skirt (one item): 8-10 weeks order to shipping.
Two piece wedding dress - 4 months order to shipping.
Rush orders may be available if we have time slots we can fit your production in, please inquire before placing the order.
It depends highly what you getting and how well your measurements were taken. Highly unlikely (unless you provided wrong measurements or gained/lost weight) if you are getting just the skirt. For tops: about 30% of a possibility to need some alterations, more likely for a tight fit than a loose fit model. Very likely to need alterations (IMPORTANT to take note) - for all bodysuits, as they should be fitted during production and posture itself matters for these. If you are ordering Dolores, Grace, Faerie, Nora, Yona, Indra, Tulia, Eleanor, Kyra or any other bodysuits - please make sure you have a tailor available before your big day, after arrival of your order. We can inform you of an exact time you will be receiving your garment.
Yes, there is! It's ivory, if you want a 100% matching top and bottom and have an absolute styling freedom, you can choose ivory or "fully ivory" (meaning lace and tops underlay are both ivory there) for both and they will be the same exact shade on any of the items. On a similar note, snow white/pure white and white - are definitely the same white color, don't worry :) just pure, bright white under those names. We have been around since 2014 and gradual changes to the listings and new items added resulted in some color name discrepancies, but those are all certainly the same pure white.
I sure hope I can! I have written this detailed blog post to help alleviate some of the potential fears: https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/946306749569/so-i-hear-you-are-afraid-to-buy-your
Oct 9, 2020
Heaven sent! Inge was amazing to work with from start to finish - from the seamstress to the photographer, everyone was amazed at how beautiful and well made my dress was. The dress was comfortable, beautiful and unique. Inge was available to help with questions and so so kind. For those hesitating - DO IT. The quality of materials, support and craftsmanship (not to mention supporting an ethical business) ....honestly the dresses should be 10 times more expensive. She makes each dress specifically for you! From measurements to color! Amazing! My only regret is I want to wear my dress everyday but it's a bit formal for the grocery store 🤣
Jul 3, 2018
The dress is absolutly prefect, like something out of a fairy tale. Inge and her team exceeded my expectations with quality and with customer service. I was nervous to purchase my wedding dress online, but it looks and fits better than anything out of a basic wedding dress shop. The teams attention to detail and the pride they take in their work is incredible. I couldn't be happier with my wedding dress, and I can't wait to wear it for my special day. It is everything in the pictures and so much more! The fabrics lay beautifully and are so soft and comfortable...Thank you again to Inge and her wonderful team.
Feb 26, 2018
I placed a rush order and Inge was easy to communicate with and made the process so easy! My dress came earlier than expected and it was absolutely beautiful! Perfect dress and colors for eloping in Iceland!
Nov 21, 2017
Like everyone else, I was nervous about ordering online but all the reviews were so helpful and I couldn’t be happier. Inge was so helpful from the very beginning, she answered every single question throughout the entire process. I picked out my favorite top and skirt from the shop and asked for customizations to them. I also shared inspiration photos to help convey my ideas and vision and in the end, got the wedding dress of my dreams! My dress is totally customized and personalized to me. Inge did an amazing job with every detail. It fits perfectly and doesn’t need any alterations at all. Thank you Inge and team for my amazing dress, I can't wait to wear it!
Nov 4, 2017
This dress is a dream! I am so thankful for Inge, she was more than helpful in creating the perfect piece for our wedding. She not only made it perfectly but expressed it to me. I'm so happy to have found her page.