Rebecca by Truvelle / sz 12
ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Growing up in her mom’s sewing studio, Truvelle’s founder and creative director Gaby gained the knowledge and drive to start her own line. Seeing the need for dresses that make brides feel just as comfortable as they are beautiful, Truvelle has emerged as one of a&bé’s easy favorites. Gaby and her team have consistently embodied their girl-powered dream of gowns with mindful design. With the goal of zero waste during production, their gowns are not only beautiful, they are thoughtfully made. This Vancouver based company focuses on attention to quality, the “little things” and overall coolness for the effortlessly confident bride. These handcrafted, ethereal styles are perfect for the modern bride.
CONDITION: Pre-Worn & Altered
DRESS HISTORY: Approximately 1-3” were hemmed from the bottom of the dress. A bustle was added. Cups were added to the chest. Some of the chest detail looked funny (was pointy) so they smoothed that out. This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned.
FLAWS: Some of the bustling buttons fell off. Additionally, as you'll see in the photo, part of the detail on the chest is supposed to connect, but has come apart. I can't remember at this point if it was initially connected or if this was done in alterations. Also, there is some discoloration on parts of the hem.
DESIGNER SIZE ORDERED*: 12
ESTIMATED STREET SIZE**: 12
AFTER ALTERATIONS DRESS MEASUREMENTS**:
- Bust: 39"
- Waist: 32"
- Hip: 100"
- Waist to Hem: 45"
- Bra Size: 34C
BRIDE HEIGHT + HEELS**: 5'9"
COLOR: Cream Lace / Beige Mesh / Off white Lining
FABRIC: Lace and Chiffon Skirt
* bridal sizing often differs from street size
** this is an estimation
WHY SHE LOVED IT: The back! I wanted a dress with an interesting back and this one did not disappoint with the beautiful satin ties that wrap and tied into a nice bow right in the perfect spot in the back.
HOW DID SHE FEEL: It made me feel comfortable and beautiful. I wanted to be able to move and sit and dance on my wedding day and I was able to do all of those things without feeling constricted. I also wanted to show some skin, without being overly sexy, and I think this was the perfect compromise for that
DEAR FUTURE BRIDE: I get emotional thinking that this dress that helped make my wedding day the best day of my life will be able to do the same for someone else. These dresses are so beautiful and usually only get to see the light of day once before they are stowed in the back of a closet, and I never wanted that for my dress. I hope that your day is filled with joy and that buying this dress will help you feel like the beautiful bride that you are.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Truvelle & Consignor