Ballad of Orleans Dress
style: vintage 1940s ivory sheer eyelet lace trim wedding dress
vintage / modern: 1940s
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You catch one last glimpse of yourself in the mirror just as the last of the orange blossoms are tucked into your hair. You are a beautiful bride in this sweet ivory vintage 1940s wedding gown with the eyelet lace along the neckline and the romantic puff sleeves. You adore how your soft gossamer dress with organdy hem sways gently as you step forward and prepare to take your walk down the aisle.
sizing + details
- 59" length / 14" bodice / 34"-36" bust / 26" waist / 11.5" neckline to end of sleeve
- fits size 4/6 dress form as shown
- has light discoloring throughout (apparent in photos) and faint underarm discoloring
- matching slip included (silk feel acetate)
We take extra care to provide detailed measurements for each of our garments for your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding fit, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We measure each garment hanging on a hanger.
Length: Top of shoulder to hem
Bust: Armpit to armpit then doubled
Waist: Across natural waist seam then doubled
Hips: Measured 7" from natural waist seam, measured across then doubled
Bodice: Top of shoulder to natural waist seam
From over a decade's worth of experience as a vintage clothing seller and collector, we are sharing some general care and laundering advice gleaned from women of the past. Practicing these "vintage" methods is another way to be more sustainable.
- Wear a slip with your garments to keep your garments cleaner longer (in most cases it takes much less water/resources to launder a slip than it does a garment)
- Wear your garments more than once before laundering
- Use cold water to launder your garments, hot water can deconstruct the fibers of your garments more and also can cause shrinkage.
- If using a machine, only wash full loads of laundry
- Hang garments to dry (every Adored Vintage girl loves seeing clothes on a line!) Dryers can really be rough on your garments (that lint trap is literally bits of your clothes as it slowly falls apart!)
- Spot clean garments immediately
- Hand wash your clothing as often as possible.
- Learn simple repair and mend skills to increase the longevity of your garments.
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