Elvira Wedding Gown in Black Satin Crepe
Our Elvira gown is bringing a touch of the Gothic to our bridal collection, she features a new version of our elegant Tiffany bodice with a plunge V-back for added drama. It is made from a luxurious drapey black satin crepe, which hangs beautifully on the gently flared skirt - can be worn on it's own for understated elegance or combined with a lace overskirt for extra texture and detail
- Product Details
Style: Darted Tiffany Bodice with a plunge V-back and full length half circle skirt. Please be aware that the dress does not have in-built cups or boning and so you may want to wear with some kind of bust support.
Skirt Length: Standard skirt length is full length at 38"-42" - please add a note in the "extra info" box if you would like to specify the exact length required (if you are ordering a standard size you can still specify an exact skirt length for no extra charge)
Sizing: Made to order in standard sizes UK 6-20 or made to measure for an additional £65-80 (see tabs below for more size info)
Main Fabric(s): Polyester Black Satin Crepe
Lining: Fully lined in cotton on the bodice and antistatic on the skirt
Fastening: Concealed zip closure at the back of the dress.
Customizable: Add sleeves or a higher back on this listing or email us to discuss more customisation options..
Production Time: 6-12 weeks to make plus 1-2 days to ship within the UK (or 1-3 weeks for international shipping)
Express Option: Please email us if you need the dress more quickly and want to find out about our express service
- Standard Size Chart
Size UK 6 fits Waist 24"/ 25" and Bust 31"/ 32"
Size UK 8 fits Waist 26”/27" and Bust 33”/34"
Size UK 10 fits Waist 27”/28" and Bust 35”/36"
Size UK 12 fits Waist 29”/30" and Bust 37”/38"
Size UK 14 fits Waist 31”/32" and Bust 39”/40"
Size UK 16 fits Waist 33”/34" and Bust 41”/42"
Size UK 18 fits Waist 35”/36" and Bust 43”/44"
Size UK 20 fits Waist 38”/39” and Bust 46”/47”
If your bust and waist measurements do not match with the same standard size then you might benefit from taking the full set of measurements and having a dress made to measure.
Our made to measure service means we will custom make the dress to your specific measurements. If you would like to visit us at the Dig For Victory shop to be measured and to then have a fitting when the dress is complete, this will cost £60 -£150 depending on the chosen style.
- "Made to Measure" Info
Below are the full set of measurements that we would need to tailor make the dress. There is a diagram at the bottom to help show how to take them.
Please take the measurements in your underwear, preferably while wearing the type of bra/underwear that you will wear under the finished dress (we recommend a supportive non-strapless bra). We are looking for the actual measurements of your body when relaxed, so no need to add any ease to your measurements, but also please don't pull the tape measure so tight that it squeezes your body at all or is uncomfortable.
Tip: We recommend tying a piece of ribbon around your natural waist first (smallest part of your waist) as this will help you to take some of your measurements
Overbust - Take this around your chest above your bust, with the tape measure going under each armpit and around your back and meeting at the front.
Bust - This is not the same as your bra size, take this around the fullest part of your bust, taken whilst wearing whatever type of bra you would normally wear under the dress. Take the tape measure around the back and meet at the front.
Underbust measurement - Take this around the ribcage just under the bust
Natural waist - It is important that this measurement is taken at the smallest part of your waist, this is normally 1 or 2 inches above your belly button. This may be higher than where you are used to wearing your clothing. Our dresses are a vintage style fit, which sits higher on the waist compared to most modern clothing.
Low Waist - This is around the circumference of your tummy, approximately 1 inch below the belly button
Shoulder seam to underbust - Take this from the top of your shoulder with the tape measure going over the middle of one breast to the bottom of your bra (see photo) This is to make sure that the top of the waistband sits snugly just underneath your bust
Underbust to Natural Waist - This measurement is taken from underneath your bust, where you took the previous measurement to. You can use the under wiring of your bra as a starting point and take it down to where you took the natural waist measurement (this is where the ribbon comes in handy!)
This is to determine the width of the waistband on the dress, the standard width is 10.5cm/4 inches but the waistband may need to be a little narrower if you are petite or high waisted, or a little wider if you are taller or have a long torso.
Back length - Take this from the nape of your neck, the ‘knobbly bit’, down to your natural waist (again, the ribbon!)
Arm Scye - This is the measurement that determines the size of the arm holes of the garment. Please take this measurement all the way around the top of your shoulder and under your armpit so that the tape measure goes all the way around and meets at the top (see photo)
Shoulder width - This should be taken straight across the back of the shoulders, from the corner of one shoulder to the corner of the other. Please try to do this without curving the tape measure around the sides of the arms.
Skirt Length - Stand in front of a mirror, wearing whatever height of shoes you would be wearing with the dress, and measure this by taking the tape measure from your natural waist down the middle of one leg to where you would like the skirt to finish (our default would be resting on the top of your toes for a full length dress but it can also be shorter or slightly longer if you prefer).
Upper arm circumference - Gently take the tape measure around the fullest part of your upper arm
Above elbow - The circumference of your arm just above the elbow
Bra Size - This can be approximate as we know it will be different in different shops.
Height - Feet or cms are both fine.
If you are happy to do so then you can also include a full body photo of yourself (this can be done while fully clothed) and add any extra information you can give us regarding your shape and any issues you commonly encounter in the fit of your clothes. This will help us ensure a good fit and might also help us identify any anomalies (inaccuracies) in the measurements you have given us.
Also, please note that this style of dress is designed to be snug fitting on the waist and close fitting on the bodice and so we generally do not add ease to the waist measurements and only add 1cm of ease to the bust and underbust measurements. However, if you do not find snug fitting, non-stretchy clothes comfortable then please let us know and we can put some extra breathing room into your garment.