I’ve listed this dress as ‘pre-owned’ because I don’t know for sure that it wasn’t. This dress is too clean to have been in a wedding; my guess is that it was a demo for a bridal shop. I have found no rips or pulls and the dress appears to be in perfect condition. There are some scuff marks on the underside of the hem (see photo) which are likely from the dress being tried on. The marks are not visible when the dress is being worn. The dress could be worn just as it is, though unsurprisingly it will probably need a pressing after shipping.
The Story of This Dress: I purchased this dress for the purposes of education and research; I wanted to see what went into the construction of a Watters Brides gown. When it arrived and I saw what beautiful condition it was in, I didn’t have the heart to take it apart. It should have a chance to be worn and enjoyed.
I could not find a retail price for this dress, but as it is a genuine Watters Bride couture silk satin gown it likely retails for well over $1000. The dress is priced for a savvy bride who knows a bargain when she sees one.
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Silk Satin Blend
Possibly pre-owned silk satin blend mermaid gown.
Watters Mermaid Features:
- Fully boned V-neck bodice
- Double and delicate spaghetti straps
- Flattering Waist ruching
- Built-in modest petticoat (no extra needed!)
- Well-proportioned chapel train
Label Size 6
Bust: up to 34″
Waist: up to 30″
Hips: up to 38″
Shoulder to Hem: 59″
Original Price Unknown
Our Price: $165
Our Ethical Pledge
The silk we use in our designs is either new hempsilk or reclaimed silk fabrics, repurposed from unwanted dresses which would have eventually ended up in a landfill. We believe that by giving pre-loved dresses a new life and extending their usefulness, we not only honor the initial sacrifice of the silkworms but we honor the laborers who wove the original fabric. We do this by reclaiming and re-using a resource that would otherwise be wasted.