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Clare

Due to our exclusive luxury laces, this style is extremely limited. We recommend securing your gown as soon as you know it’s the one.

With understated, whimsical details and an effortlessly elegant silhouette, the Clare gown was made for the carefree GLL girl who wants a traditional wedding dress with delicate, feminine touches. Designed for an eternal romantic who exudes natural beauty, the Clare is a timeless gown with just the right amount of detail.

The simple, flattering silhouette of the Clare is what makes this dress so beautiful and wearable. Beginning with a fitted bodice with a scooped neck and back, the Clare gown has been handmade with a unique stretch Swiss embroidery. The bodice is finished with a statement beaded sleeve which gives this dress a vintage feel. The silk chiffon skirt flows naturally over the hips and can be made with a train a 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train for a classic look.

* We understand how important the ordering of your wedding gown is and our team are there for you throughout the entire process. Our Stylist team are here to assist you with any styling advice you may need via email ([email protected]), phone, live chat and Skype everyday. After you place your order you will be taken care of by Hilary and Karlie until delivery.

DETAILS

  • Ivory colour
  • Handmade in our Australian studio
  • Made from hand sourced stretch Swiss embroidery and soft Italian silk
  • Stretch Swiss embroidery: 48% Nylon, 32% Polyester, 20% Elastane
  • Silk: 100% Silk
  • Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
  • Satin lining: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane
  • Fitted bodice with beaded cap sleeves
  • Elastic waistband
  • Simple silk chiffon skirt
  • Optional 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train
  • Fully lined with a soft satin
  • Cold hand wash, drip dry, cool iron

Size, Fit & Ordering

Our models wear a standard all-over Australian size 8 (XS). To view the International Size Conversion chart and Measurement chart visit our INFO page.

Model measurements (Picture 1):
Bust: 82.5cm
Waist: 61cm
Hips: 89cm
Height: 175cm
The model is a size XXS-XS. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.

The Clare stretches over the head and down the body with no need for zips or buttons. This gown has been handmade with ivory stretch Swiss embroidery with a corded dimensional leaf pattern on a soft mesh base. The embroidery is soft and delicate and is finished with a beautiful pearly thread. Fitted to the waist, the Clare gown has an elasticated waistband and a simple silk chiffon skirt, which is fully lined with a soft satin. The skirt can be made with a 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train.

Your gown will be made to order, especially for you. Our Customer Service team will be in touch with you within days of you placing your order to discuss your measurements, height and size preference. It's important to note that our gowns are specifically designed for an easy, comfortable and versatile fit with luxurious stretch laces and stretch components in each design. Your measurements act as a guide and we make your gown to the dress size that each part of your body fits. This might mean your measurements have placed you as an all-over, equal size or your bust, waist, hip may differ in size categories. Don't worry, this is very normal and everyone is different.

Simply choose the dress size that best suits your general dress size in the size dropdown menu below. You can add your measurements, height and wedding date to your order and we will also confirm this with you after you place your order. If you do not have your measurements on hand whilst you are ordering, don't worry, we will get them off you at your earliest convenience.

Each style dress has specific measurements we need, some more than others, depending on how fitted it is.

For very urgent orders we offer ready-made gowns in some styles. These are made to standard all-over dress sizes and a standard height (155cm). If you are in need of an urgent, ready-made gown please email [email protected]

We are here to help you throughout the process. You can contact our Stylist team if you have any questions regarding styles and sizing - [email protected]

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

Stylists' Notes

We envision our Clare gown with the simple Gabriela veil, our nude Dosa heels and the timeless Maya earrings. Our satin ribbon belt is the perfect accessory to accentuate the waistline.

Special Notes + Questions

Can I wear a bra?
You can wear a normal bra or adhesive cups with the Clare gown for shape and support.

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

Is the dress see-through at all?
The Clare is fully lined with a soft satin.

What does it feel like to wear?
The Clare is a beautiful, flattering dress to wear. It has been handmade with a soft stretch Swiss embroidery, with no restrictive boning or structure.

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 [email protected]

How is my dress made?
All of our dresses are designed and hand made at our studio on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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.

Delivery

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 - [email protected]

Testimonials

I just wanted to write you all there at Grace Loves Lace a huge thank you for making my wedding dress for the 18th of July. Being a bigger girl and conscious about how I look, I felt, for the first time, so beautiful wearing your Clare dress, it was so comfortable and flowed beautifully - truly the dress of my dreams! I received so many compliments on my dress and my 3 year old niece said I looked like a princess and she couldn't stop touching the beaded sleeves!! From coming down and trying on dresses with my mum & nana to receiving my dress in the mail, I want to thank you all for making choosing my dress such an easy, fun and stress-free experience!
So thank you once again!
Zoe x

Hi Julia and the Grace Loves Lace squad!
Here are a few pics of me in my grace loves lace Clare dress! I felt so so special in it, it really was as if it was designed for me! For ages I had been trawling through the boutiques here but there was nothing I felt was very 'me'. It was all stiff stain material and with no give in it and felt too formal for our very fun and informal fiesta-themed wedding. It was so perfect. I had so many comments on it too.
Thanks so much,
Kate
London, UK

Wedding Photographer Credits

Photos 15 & 16: Signature Photography.

$1,260.00$1,530.00

GST added to Australian based orders