Dress of the Month ~ October 2013

My current favourite dress is a beautiful fitted lace gown called ‘Ava’.

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I like to think she is named after the sultry silver screen siren Ava Gardner, since this gown just oozes glamour and sexiness! With a deep plunging V neckline and deep V back, this is definitely for the bride not afraid to showcase her curves. Lots of girls might look at this dress and fear showing too much cleavage, but I promise it is gorgeous and really flattering on both small and generous busts. The deep V and the fact that the straps are sheer make this dress very grown up and sexy, as is the curve enhancing figure hugging shape.

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The fabric and detail on this dress is just gorgeous! It is essentially a tulle gown with lace appliqués, but the lace detail is close enough together to give an overall ‘lace’ effect. The most unusual aspect though is that within the lace it features a floral detail that is made up of twisted ribbon, which looks stunning. Another stunning feature of this dress is the fabulous scalloped lace hem.

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I absolutely love seeing this dress with a fishtail petticoat underneath as it really exaggerates the silhouette and shows off the hem too. I also love pairing this dress with a sparkly beaded belt to really exaggerate your waist and adding a delicate lace edged veil really completes the look.

For more information about this dress or to try it for yourself, please contact Catherine at Cathedral Gowns (Tel: 028 4461 2532)

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