'Hesperathusa'; A really beautiful beaded tulle evening or wedding dress with low draped back neckline. The colour of the beading I would characterise as 'antique gold', and the tulle is a pale champagne colour.
An elegant style, reminiscent of the Art Deco 1920s/30s period.
A fitted bodice with split 'cold shoulder' cap sleevelets.
The skirt with court length train also has a shaped peplum over-layer, weighted at the back with an antique metallic tassel.
The bodice and peplum layer is beaded in a loose tracery of botanical shapes, whilst the hem and train have a deep border of organic swirls and lines, interspersed with padded couch embroidery dull gold stylised flowers.
The low draped back closes with a row of Swarovski crystal buttons and thread loops.
The beaded tulle dress is a completely separate stand-alone layer, so can be worn with any colour slip dress underneath. It is shown here with a full length silk satin bias-cut under-layer, which I am including 'free' in the sale.
This is a completely unique design, and a real future heirloom piece. It has been used for a couple of photo shoots, and is in good clean condition. There are a small number of minor marks on the silk under-layer, which is a little more 'vintage' in feel, but nothing of any significance, and they certainly don't impact on the beauty of the dress. The beaded layer has a few loose beads, but again, nothing of any real significance, and these could easily be secured and tightened if wished.
This is one of the studio samples, which occasionally get sold off at a fraction of the original cost (60-75% reduction) at intervals to make way for fabulous new creations. (Unfortunately these are all generally in the smaller sizes, UK6-10)
Owing to the unique custom made nature of these samples I don't offer returns, so please be sure to check the measurements below before buying. These are the measurements of the standard UK size 8 mannequin on which the dress is shown, with any excess room indicated. I would say that it is really a UK standard size 10 or small 12
We do ship internationally, and I have included some figures for a few of the more popular destinations, but if your country is not listed please get in touch for an accurate shipping quote before completing checkout. Also, please be aware that you will be liable for any import duties that may be applied at point of entry according to local tax regulations.
Bust; 33" (84cms) but will fit up to 37"
Waist;25" (63.5cms), but will fit up to 28"
Hips; 36" (91.5cms), but will fit up to 39"
Shoulder to hem front 62"; (This could be carefully shortened at the waist seam by an experienced seamstress)
Specialist clean only for beaded tulle layer. Silk under-layer can be gently hand-washed.