Fusing sexiness, with all the right classic, sophisticated details, the Valentina perfectly encapsulates the GLL bride. Our Valentina gown is for the woman who wants a traditional dress, but with chic, modern touches.

The Valentina, a favourite of the GLL team, features a flattering shape, beginning with a semi-fitted lace bodice with longer line, t-shirt sleeves and straight edge lining, for a contemporary feel. We love the open back with a double satin button closure and artfully placed lace motifs. The dramatic, full circle skirt has been handmade with 10 metres of Italian silk chiffon and a high side split adorned with French eyelash lace. The Valentina is the only dress in our collection with a skirt of this kind.

Moving like liquid, the Valentina is an unforgettable, timeless gown that was made for movement.

*We understand how important the ordering of your wedding gown is and our team are there for you throughout the entire process. Our Stylist, Anna, is here to assist you with any styling advice you may need ( and our amazing customer service team, Steph, Kate and Anna, are on email, phone and Skype everyday. After you place your order you will be taken care of by our beautiful Amy until delivery.


  • Ivory colour
  • Handmade in our Australian studio
  • Made from hand sourced French lace and Italian silk
  • Stretch French lace: 85% Nylon, 15% Elastane
  • Motif lace: 70% Nylon, 30% Cotton
  • Silk: 100% Silk
  • Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
  • Satin lining: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane
  • Fully lined skirt, bodice lined to just above the bust
  • Semi-fitted bodice with lace motifs appliqued to the torso and sleeves
  • Wide, open back with double satin button closure
  • Double layer silk chiffon circle skirt with side split trimmed with eyelash lace
  • 40cm train

Size + Fit

Our model (in pictures 1-5) wears a standard XS (Australian size 8). Each gown requires particular measurements to be taken, these measurements then determine your dress size. If you are unsure of your dress size, please visit our sizing page to view our measurement charts and a video. Do not worry if you are measuring different dress sizes for different parts of your body, this is common. Our customer care team communicates with you throughout the process.

In between sizes? Each one of our gowns is made from a beautiful stretch French lace, so it all comes down to personal preference. Do it your way, choose whether you’d like a form fitting gown or a more relaxed fit.

The Valentina is semi-fitted to the waist and features an elastic waistband. The gown stretches over the head and down the body, with a double button closure at the neckline. The bodice features non-stretch lace and the skirt is made from flowing, silk chiffon with a light polyester lining.

Measurements we need:
- Bust
- Under bust
- Waist
- Hip
- Bicep
- Shoulder to floor

Stylists' Notes

We envision our Valentina gown with natural, dewy makeup and wavy, tousled hair. We would style the Valentina with the Gabriella veil and Maya earrings. The high side split will highlight the Dosa heels perfectly.

Special Notes + Questions

Can I wear a bra?
You can wear an adhesive bra for shape and support.

What underwear do I wear?
We recommend wearing skin coloured, seamless underwear.

Is the dress see-through at all?
The Valentina is lined at the front from the bust down, with a sheer neckline. The back has cut out detailing and sheer lace, whilst the skirt is fully lined.

What does it feel like to wear?
Beautiful, natural and breathable. The Valentina is soft, luxurious and comfortable without any restrictive boning or structure. This dress is the most fluid dress in our collection, it was made for movement.

How long does it take for my dress to be made?
Generally our brides order between 6-24 months in advance. We require a minimum of 5 months to hand make our beautiful dresses. For urgent last minute orders please email

How is my dress made?
We hand make your dress especially for you in our studio. We are based in Queensland, Australia and we deliver worldwide.

Can I alter the design of my dress?
We would love to give every Grace girl what they request in terms of alterations, however each and every one of our gowns undergo intensive design processes to ensure that the fit, feel and balance of each dress is absolutely perfect. Therefore, we do not offer customisations, unless stated.

What if I lose/gain weight?
Our designs are crafted from luxurious French stretch lace, so often if you drop a size in weight, the original size still fits beautifully. If not, it is also very easy to have the dress altered by a professional seamstress if you would like it to be a little more fitted. Your measurements will determine which size you fall into.

Furthermore, we go to every effort to ensure your dress is the right fit. If you place your order well in advance of your wedding date then we can confirm your size right before your dress goes into production.

Ordering + Delivery

Now that you’ve found your dream GLL gown, simply select your size and proceed to checkout where we will request your measurements and wedding date to ensure you receive your dress in time for your wedding day. We deliver worldwide and sell exclusively through our website as this allows us to sell our beautiful gowns at the wholesale price point.

The Valentina gown is available as a ready-to-wear style for urgent brides, however this is subject to availability. Ready-to-wear gowns are made to a standard size and height, and are dispatched within 1-3 working days once your order has been confirmed. International orders are sent via DHL Express, which takes between 3-7 business days to arrive. Domestic orders are sent via Australian Express Post, which takes between 1-3 business days to arrive. Please contact a stylist regarding availability of ready-to-wear gowns.


I just wanted to extend my gratitude towards your customer service and the beautiful Valentina dress I wore for my wedding. Back in November, I fell out of love with my original wedding dress and my wedding was only a month away. I trusted all of your words about the lovely Valentina dress. I was beyond happy with that dress!! Not seeing that dress in person, let alone never trying it, on was a huge risk and I am so glad I trusted you all and went with it. I could not believe how fast it was shipped to me here in LA! That was incredible! I had it altered and it fit so perfectly. Thank you again!!!

Hi Grace loves lace crew!
Just want to say my experience with you guys was amazing! From the gold coast show room to the email updates! Plus my dress came earlier than planned and fit perfectly ! Was so happy! Valentina such a comfortable dress and great to dance in!
I got married 12-12-15 in Bundaberg Queensland, was a beautiful day even though it rained all day haha.
Thank you again!
Kind regards ,
Jordan xx

Hi Grace Loves Lace team!
I just wanted to say thank you for my beautiful Valentina gown, it was so beautiful to wear on my wedding day and it fit me perfectly. I received so many compliments and I seriously never wanted to take it off!
Thanks again.
Love Ally xx

Hi Amy,
My Valentina is here and it's just perfect. I screamed most of yesterday while I had her on haha. Thank you all at Grace loves Lace for making the entire experience so wonderfully pleasant and hassle free. From the initial enquiries to me receiving my dress this has been a smooth and brilliant experience, I felt informed and communicated at every step. I am so happy to have found the designs. I'm getting married!
Celia x


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