Why wear a wedding dress just once when you can re-style it to wear whenever you want a little glamour boost?
Instead of zipping up the back (because you don’t get to keep the maid-of-honour service forever), this dress now ties in the front with wonderfully soft satin ribbons. (Hint: the ties also allow a bit of flexibility in case your “ideal wedding day weight” doesn’t last forever.)
Although the conversion was initially intended to be a dressing gown, there’s no reason why this can’t go out on the town as a lightweight coat or tunic.
The original garment was a vintage hand-made wedding dress. Fiber content is 100% unknown but predominantly or entirely synthetic.
Garment measurements are below. Please note that garment measurements for non-stretch items like this one, should be slightly larger than your body measurements to allow for ease (ie wiggle-room when wearing it). This is especially true for items that are to be worn over other garments.
Bust: 82.5 cm (32.5″)
Waist: 66 cm (26″)
Hips: 107 cm (42″)
Sleeve length shoulder to cuff: 61 cm (24″)
Shoulder to shoulder straight across the front: 34.5 cm (13.5″)
Shoulder to shoulder across the back, following the neckline: 41 cm (16″)
Center back from neck to waist: 38 cm (15″)
Center back from neck to hem: 137 cm (54″)