"Clarissa" Couture By Tess Bridal Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress Illusion Back Street Size 18
Couture By Tess Bridal Boutique
Welcome to Couture By Tess Bridal & Designer Originals. We have been in business since March 2013, are BBB A+ Accredited, Wedding Wire Award Recipients and have received several awards from the Town of Collierville, TN.
We use the European size chart which means the DRESSES run small, US Brides will on average, need a larger size. But please go by measurements. Measurements are as follow: This is a label 20 but will ONLY fit a street size 18.
Bust 45 Inches, Waist 38 inches, Hips 47 inches - Standard Industry length 61 inches (Shoulder/Hollow to hem)
IF.., we do NOT have your size in stock for immediate purchase, we will be happy to take a custom order. Custom Orders are now being accepted for the UNITED STATES ONLY.
ALL CUSTOM ORDERS REQUIRE A SPECIAL ORDER CONTRACT !!! THIS PROTECTS YOU & ME !! You must provide your email & THE SPECIAL ORDER CONTRACT will be placed on file for Shopify
Please select the variant that indicates Custom Order Deposit - this is 50% of the selling price .
PHOTOS: please see the last photo which depicts how to measure yourself properly.
"Clarissa" is Vintage inspired with lovely cap sleeves framing an illusion décolletage mirrored by an equally stunning lace detailed illusion back. Beautifully Embrodiered lace imported from Indonesia. Built in petticoat under layers makes this a structurally sound and substantial dress. Master Designer Bruce Xia has created this unique wedding dress with hundred of hand sewn crystals, beads, and pearls on the bodice. As with ALL of Bruce's masterpieces, it is unique & elaborate, yet elegant. Available in white, ivory and the Bride (pale Champagne satin with ivory overlayer)
The underlining (material which lays close to the body, is usually a soft polyester (polyester only means man-manufactured material which are not created in nature. For example, silk, cotton are natural products, polyester is everything else)
This over all, meticulously hand cut pattern and process of creating a dress takes approximately 4 -5 months. These are not cheap quality mass productions for the "you know who bridal chain store" The Couture By Tess Bridal Collection is equivalent to famous European Designers without the $8,000 to $13,000 price tag - just for a name !!
DEPOSITS & REFUNDS: A 50% non refundable deposit is required on custom orders and the final payment is due prior to shipping.
You may also pay using Paypal Credit to take advantage of an installment plan as well as partial pay offered by Shopify, All major credit cards are also accepted for full payment.
CUSTOM ORDERS are now being accepted with the BELOW - following minimum requirements at the time you place you order. YOU MUST USE A MEASURING TAPE" and follow the instructions closely. II am also able to email you a measuring guide. IF YOU ARE CONFUSED - PLEASE CALL -TOLL FREE (844) 933-4696 or 844WedGown. Choose Option (2) and please leave a message if I am with a bride and not available at the time of your call. Please Specify White or Ivory.
NOTE: My promise to you !!!
I am committed to making my brides happy. On Custom Orders, it will also be helpful if you send me a photo of you in a pair of shorts or a swimsuit. I want to make sure that the design you pick will appropriately flatter your figure. Too many brides think they will look good in a mermaid, or a strapless dress when structurally, it is a horrible wedding gown form for their body type.
YOUR HEIGHT: without shoes
What heel height will you wear (shoe heel- flats, 3 inch, 5 inch stilettos)
Wearing a normal bra:
UPPER BUST - tape measured is across the upper part of your chest going under the underarms and around your back- in total circumference
FULLEST BUST - across the fullest part of your chest and around the back - in total circumference
LOWER BUST- directly under the bust where your bra usually sits on your ribs and around your back - total circumference
WAIST - measure around the thickest part of your waist and back - total circumference
HIPS - fullest part of your hips - bring measuring tape across your hip bone and around the back of your body - total circumference.
LOWER HIPS - ladies this is the buttocks, booty area - tape measure should include the saddle bag area and UPPER/OUTER thighs - around the lower portion of the buttocks - total circumference.
HOLLOW TO HEM: this is the little indent at the base of your neck, measuring straight down to the floor.
HOLLOW TO WAIST: this is the little indent at the base of your neck, measuring straight down to approximately your belly button.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER: very important if you are ordering a NON strapless dress measure across your back from shoulder tip to shoulder tip.
SHOULDER TO FLOOR : Measure from the tip of your shoulder, down the fullest part of your bust to the floor
ARM MEASUREMENTS FOR DRESSES WITH SLEEVES AND NON-STRAPLESS DESIGNS
ARM CIRCUMFERENCE OR ARMS-EYE: take the tape measure and measure entirely around the armpit, and shoulder meeting back down under the arm pit.
BICEPS: measure fully around the fattest part of your upper arm.