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Gold-Kissed Wing Bust


Sample Sale!

Bust: to about 36″
Waist: about 27-28″ (A little more fudge room than usual because of full elastic ruching in back- you can probably push a bit more)
Skirt length from center back waist to finished hem: 28″

100% cotton in a substantial, luxurious weight; hand-woven especially for us locally.

Shown here in a natural, soft kissed with tiny golden metallic fibers for a subtle sheen, this fabric is also available in soft white, kissed with a whisper of silver.

The workmanship of the dress is pristine and of the highest couture-shop quality.

In a few of our dresses, we laboriously engineered the zipper in the back, and this is one of them. We did that becuase people love to look at a beautiful back view in a wedding dress, and we don’t really love looking at zippers.

Our ruching technique used ion the back of this dress is not done like a “tube top” now is it machine-ruched or cheap looking.  It has TINY rows of ruching done row by row, one at a time on the sewing machine. They are so close together that you don’t really see “rows” when you see the back view- you just see a pretty textural effect. We always bone these bodices enough that the ruched parts will not collapse on the body they way they will when they are done on cheap, factory gathering machines that do multiple rows at one time rows, placed 1/2 inch or more apart with multiple needles.

The brilliant Alfred Shaheen first designed a very similar dress in the 50’s and while we have dressed it up and created variations. We believe it to be among the most ingenious dress designs off all time. The lines are ingeniously flattering (sorry to use “ingeniously” twice, but it is true- Alfred Shaheen’s patternmaker was a WIZARD with flattering lines)  and the “wings” at the bust dramatic and whimsical. Waist is flatteringly dropped just a bit. People have tried to knock off this dress and we’ve never seen anyone else do it but Alfred Shaheen, and Whirling Turban after him.

Note the alluring tucks at center above the bust. Boned inner cups.

Included with the dress is a matching, button-in sweetheart halter strap, so you can wear it with out without the strap.

  • We have never had a wedding dress sale before. This is your chance to get this exceptional quality dress at a very very special price!
  • Sale item; absolutely no returns or refunds! READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY.
  • Measurements provided are for the body measurements this dress fits; they are not the measurements of the dress itself “measured flat”.
  • Whirling Turban dresses are noted for their beautiful fit; they are not “off-the-rack “dresses and so will not fit people who are “approximately” the stated sizes.
  • If you need any help determining your body measurements or if you think you may need alterations, please CALL US.  We’d be delighted to assist you personally!  We only want you to have this dress if you will be absolutely delighted with it.



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