Default features of this skirt:
* 4 full circle layers of very soft tulle with a 10" train by default, but can be made without it, or with a longer train by request.
* Slightly pleated at the waist.
* Perfect A-line, not puffy at all anywhere at the top.
* Hand dyed, can be created in a variety of custom shades and also ombre dip dyed.
* Satin underskirt in half the full circle, very wide and flowing.
* Satin waistband, 1.4" or 3.5cm waistband by default.
* Closure: completely hidden zipper and two pearly buttons. Can be made with hidden buttons as well.
* Shown: ivory color.
Pair this skirt with any of our bridal tops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WardrobeByDulcinea?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=15815967
Or get it together with Heather corset as a set: https://www.etsy.com/listing/495022807/heather-three-piece-wedding-dress-two?ref=shop_home_active_1
We would be needing these measurements from you and here are the instructions on how to take them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmFG2y2II5c
If you have any questions about them, please do not hesitate to ask us and we will be there to help you!
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 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.
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
Mar 7, 2021
If you’re nervous about ordering your wedding dress online and you’re looking for a sign to go for it, THIS IS IT!!! I originally had another skirt in mind, and I sent Inge a message to see if that one could be made more A line, and she suggested that if A line was what I wanted, the Heather skirt would be a better choice, and she could do the “Northern Lights” dip dye I wanted to it. I was so nervous to order something I hadn’t tried on, but I decided to take a chance and I’m so glad I did! When the package arrived and I pulled back the shipping paper and saw the purple and green of the skirt, I squealed with delight! It turned out even better than I’d hoped it would! When I tried it on, I didn’t want to take it off and I can’t wait to wear it for my elopement this summer! I could not be happier and definitely recommend Inge!
Sep 5, 2020
Working with Inge is a dream - the quality of the materials, the support/communication, even fast shipping. My dress (nora top/heather bottom) are absolutely beautiful. I love seeing the process on her instagram and knowing I'm supporting a real small business with her own designs. Even the seamstress I worked with for minor hemming told me that the quality of the dress was amazing. Speaking of the skirt itself - The heather is COMFORTABLE, the tulle is obviously high quality and light/pretty and the slip makes the whole thing incredibly comfy to wear (not scratchy at all). The waistband had simple thoughtful details and the whole thing just floats and lays together so beautifully. I will add photos once I wear the dress for my elopement but wanted to leave a quick review ahead of time!
Aug 4, 2020
This skirt was perfect! Even for our elopement in the woods which involved some hiking and water. It was comfortable and added the perfect amount of fancy to our casual attire. 😊
Jan 14, 2020
This skirt is amazing!! I got the bottom of this skirt dip dyed with the aurora colours (purple, blue, green, & pink). Once the skirt is fluffed out you can really see all the beautiful colours! I can't wait to wear this for my wedding! Thank you Inge!
Nov 22, 2019
The quality you get is amazing. Very well made and beautiful. My only issue is the color is not what I expected, but love it anyway. (It is noted that colors will vary with hand dying, my color was much darker than I thought I was getting. Go in with an open mind if getting a color) I highly recommend for the amazing quality.