The Lily Gown
She’s named after the two most beautifully dressed women in the 19th century…Lily Langtry, and Lillian Russell. We find it auspicious that our beautiful bride who wore this was named Liliana, true serendipity!
This luscious silk gown with detachable ruffled train with a bordered embroidered lace net overlay and embroidered cotton lace with antique gold touches. English net shirring creates sheer insets in the elbow length sleeves, ruffles at the neckline, and softens the skirt’s side shaping panels. The skirt rides on a taffeta ruffled petticoat from the same pattern, is invisibly tied together for effortless movement, and rustles beautifully on the ballroom floor. This gown is best worn with one of our beautiful Lily Absinthe corsets and a small tornure (bustle) to better support the shape of the skirt and train. Silk dupioni knife pleating is done here in-house, and micro-narrow hemmed with our antique sewing machines for that true Victorian Couture touch.
The “Lily” has several options, such as two sleeve designs, two different train lengths…or none at all, (this can be ordered as a ballgown in a jewel tone) and a neckline variation without the stand up collar, and for a more modest look, a shallow “v” neckline for the most traditional look. This beautiful gown is hand-couture sewn, except for the foundation seams, and fully boned. Ours is made with lustrous silk dupioni in a creamy ivory, with cotton linings and crisp taffeta ruffles for the petticoat, however it can be made in white or any shade you desire, to include black or red. This classic beauty will inspire a beautiful wedding day, and perhaps for future generations…a Lily Absinthe exclusive, made to order. ❤
The irresistible, luscious ruffles and pleats from the floor view…can’t you see this floating down a staircase?