"Josephine" is our first dress two piece wedding dress that's short even in the listing photos (but of course, everything else in the shop can be short even if pictured as long). The top is fully compatible with ones own bra and features a sweetheart neckline and wider straps, and the skirt is full circle - very flowy and bouncy. It is non gathered at the waist and has a horsehair braid installed at the hemline as well as decorative seam. The top also features some decorative seams. The entire dress is made out of nearly matte (it does have the most subtle slight sheen, but it's not by any means shiny) luxurious, thick and even mildly stretchy bridal satin, and it's lined in exactly the same satin, as in everything is double layer. Last photo features our "Fleur" topper that goes perfectly with this dress.
This dress is available in two colors: ivory as shown, and pure white.
You can buy the top separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/786944808/josephine-sweetheart-neckline-bridal?ref=shop_home_active_45&frs=1
And you can buy the skirt separately as well: https://www.etsy.com/listing/786948318/josephine-tea-length-bridal-skirt-pin-up?ref=shop_home_active_45&frs=1
Veil from the pictures: https://www.etsy.com/listing/785223974/river-handkerchief-veil-square-shape?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1
This two piece dress is made to measure over the period of 10 weeks, 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 skirt (except Julianne and Indra): https://www.wardrobebydulcinea.com/post/1015110768346/measurements-guide-for-non-fitted-skirts
Please do not order this dress literally 11 weeks until the wedding day. It should be expected to need some alterations, therefore please make sure that 11 weeks post order is no sooner than two full months before the wedding day. If there will be less time before the big day and we agreed on the rush - please make sure to have pre-scheduled a tailors appointment for right after estimated delivery.
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 double check 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 dress 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!
Photos by Vytaute Stankeviciene, edited by Indre Sipaite Kuodiene
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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.
Apr 6, 2022
The material is clearly of a high quality. My top's chest is standing a bit loose (possibly I didnt do the measurements correctly). The bottom of has "horsehair braid" which makes the skirt stand a bit stiff imo but it also gives the skirt some volume. The dress was shipped quite earlier than the estimated time. Inge is quite a nice person! I am overall happy, with just small adjustments.