Blake by Anna Campbell / sz 4
Sleek and chic, the Blake Dress combines a modern bridal silhouette with classic Anna Campbell sparkle.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Anna Campbell is passionate about creating the most beautiful wedding dresses and bridal accessories, using the most luxurious silks, custom-designed laces and sparkling hand-beaded embellishments. Each dress is designed and created by hand in Melbourne by our small team, and we are lucky enough to send our creations to brides all over the world!
CONDITION: Pre-Worn & Altered
DRESS HISTORY: The dress was hemmed and underlining was hemmed to floor length. An English bustle was added and the loop on the dress from the manufactured was removed. The cups in the gown were removed because they were too easy to see and bra cups were sewn in. The belt was adjusted in the back to fit my waistline. The inner lining bodice and sides were altered. The dress has been professionally cleaned.
FLAWS: The very bottom of the train is stained along the edges from rain and dancing. Although the dress is clean the stains could not be removed because it would have damaged the silk. The dry cleaner of the dress felt like it would be a perfect fit for a bride that is shorter than me because this portion of the dress would be removed during hemming/alterations. I am 5'8 and wore 2-inch heels so anyone who is around the height of 5'4 or shorter should have no problem with this as the fabric would be removed.
Additionally, there is a small stain just below the beading on the front left strap of the dress. The beading on the back of the dress is missing five small gems.
DESIGNER SIZE ORDERED*: Small
ESTIMATED STREET SIZE**: 4
DESIGNER: Anna Campbell
AFTER ALTERATIONS DRESS MEASUREMENTS**:
- Bust: 34"
- Waist: 27"
- Hip: 37"
- Waist to Hem: 44"
- Bra Size: 32 DD
BRIDE HEIGHT + HEELS**: 5'10"
SILHOUETTE: Fitted, Fit + Flare
* bridal sizing often differs from street size
** this is an estimation
WHY SHE LOVED IT: This dress is timeless. This was the word that I chose when I started looking for my dress and I felt like a timeless beauty the moment I put the dress on. I could not believe how comfortable the dress was and how gorgeous it fell naturally. It was really important to me that I felt natural and able to enjoy every moment of my wedding. The back of the dress is beyond anything I could have imagined. It makes a statement with the gorgeous beading, the classic train, and the stunning open back. If your backside is an asset you hope to show off this is the dress for you!
HOW DID SHE FEEL: I felt gorgeous, confident, and radiant in my dress. Most importantly I felt like myself. I wasn't afraid to dance the night away, hug, kiss, and play at the base of the Colorado Flatirons. The dress is incredibly flattering and comfortable. You won't have to worry about adjusting your dress throughout the night, you can breathe deep, and take in every moment of your wedding day! It all goes so quickly, trust me you want something that will allow you to feel natural and free.
DEAR FUTURE BRIDE: I am so excited to share this dress with you! It is my favorite clothing item I have ever purchased, It just seemed wrong to keep it all to myself and not let her have another night out on the town. I hope your wedding is everything you have dreamed it will be. Don't forget to breathe deeply, take it all in and savor every moment. It is a day you will never forget, but it is just the beginning of something even better!