Our bridal crop top "Penelope" features a gorgeous royal lace pattern over an (optionally) different color underlay. It is long to the waist and has sleeves that can be any length - both sleeves and waist hemline feature delicate scalloped edging. The top is not see through and is designed to be worn over ones own bra. The back has a modest gap as the buttons end above waist, but it will cover a bra strap in the back. If you'd like even more modesty, we can make it fully button down. This top can also be remade into a long, fitted tuck in top by request, and you can have different necklines such as a boat or V neck. This tops lace is available in ivory/black and there are quite a few different underlays to put underneath the lace for different dimensional effect. The top is photographed for the listing in ivory lace over a vintage cream underlay.
Pair this top with any or our bridal bottoms: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WardrobeByDulcinea?ref=l2-shop-info-name%C2%A7ion_id§ion_id=19306135
We would be needing these measurements from you and here are the instructions on how to take them: https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/1016148618922/measurement-guide-for-all-of-our-tops
If you have any questions about them, please do not hesitate to ask us and we will be there to help you!
Current production timelines:
A top or a skirt (one item): 8-10 weeks order to shipping.
Two piece wedding dress - 4 months order to shipping. This means if you get one top separately and another skirt separately - timeline is 4months. Also if it's two skirts or two tops. Veils do not add to the total timeline.
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! :)
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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.
Dec 22, 2021
Beautiful, beautiful top. All of the instructions to measure myself were very clear and easy to follow. The finished product was absolutely beautiful and Ingrid was so very helpful at all times. Thank you!
Nov 17, 2021
I cannot explain how perfect this top was. I am so grateful I stumbled upon this Etsy page, could not imagine getting married in anything else!
Oct 27, 2021
This arrived so fast! way faster than i expected. material was so soft and luxy, and the fit is perfect. A+ all round.
Jun 29, 2021
I knew what skirt I wanted, but I was at a loss for what I wanted for the top. Inge helped me in looking at what was and wasn't possible (and gave very good reasons for why some things weren't. Thank you Inge, very happy to not be needing boob tape at my wedding). After quite a bit of back and forth on my end the top doesn't look a lot like the Penelope anymore, but she does look stunning. In the end we added a V-neck, removed the sleeves and chose a different lace. At some point Inge gave me some good advice and her preference, which I deeply appreciated. The quality is fantastic, the fit wonderful (no alterations needed) and I feel I have something so personal and unique. I have absolutely no regrets ordering my dress online, I never imagined I would be able to get this quality with my budget, let alone stay under.