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.
Utterly romantic and classic in every way, the Emme-Waisted is a signature GLL gown that is part of our original, timeless collection. With beautiful, sophisticated details and an elegant silhouette, the Emme-Waisted was made for the woman who wants a traditional dress, but with unique, contemporary elements.
Beginning with a stretch French lace bodice with delicate eyelash lace cap sleeves, the Emme-Waisted is a truly feminine gown that can be handed down for years to come. The low, scooped back, finished with hand-sewn rosettes, is the highlight of this enduring dress. Fitted to the waist, the simple silk chiffon skirt flows naturally over the hips and can be made with no train, or a 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train.
* 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 ([email protected]) and our amazing Customer Service team, Steph, Kate and Sally, are on email, phone, live chat and Skype everyday. After you place your order you will be taken care of by our Rachel and Yana until delivery.
- Ivory colour
- Handmade in our Australian studio
- Made from hand sourced stretch French lace and soft Italian silk
- Raschel French lace: 63% Nylon, 26% Viscose, 11% Elastane
- Silk: 100% Silk
- Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
- Satin lining: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
- Fitted to the waist
- French eyelash lace cap sleeves
- Low scooped back with hand-sewn rosettes
- 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
The Emme-Waisted gown stretches over the head and down the body with no need for zips or buttons. The bodice has been handmade with a stretch ivory French lace, which is finished with romantic French eyelash lace cap sleeves. The dress has a low, scooped back, with hand-sewn rosettes. Fitted to the waist, the Emme-Waisted is finished with a soft silk chiffon skirt, which 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:
- Under bust
- Shoulder to floor height
Special Notes & Questions
You can wear a low, strapless bra or adhesive cups with the Emme-Waisted 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 Emme-Waisted is fully lined with a soft satin.
What does it feel like to wear?
The Emme-Waisted is a beautiful, classic gown that is comfortable and easy to wear, as it has been handmade with a stretch French lace, 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.
I just wanted to write and thank you for the excellent customer service and my beautiful dress. I personally would rather never wear a dress and was never one of those brides that daydreamed about my wedding day. This made finding a dress that I could see myself in extremely difficult. I probably tried on over 20 different dresses, all which looked stunning, but none that I felt comfortable in. I gambled and decided to order Emme- waisted online and was so glad I did. I attached a few pictures – just so you know – your dress looks beautiful in the swamps of Louisiana on a cold November day!
Thanks again to all of y’all at Grace Loves Lace!
Dear Tiffany and GLL Team,
Finally, the big day has come and was just wonderful. A big part of this magical day was my beautiful Emme waisted dress you made. I have included some photos of me and my husband. I just wanted to share some images of this great day and this dress gave me such a unique feeling. Everyone only commented that this dress is just stunning and suits me perfectly. Maybe you can use them for your website.
Thank you again for a perfect purchase experience, from first order to all confirmations, everything went perfectly well.
Also on behalf of my husband René, I’d like to thank you for completing our perfect day.
Best wishes from Germany,
Hi! On June 14 we got married in the country 100 km south of Stockholm, Sweden. Since I got a little note with the dress that I could gladly email afterwards, I do it now. :) I had my amazing Emme waisted dress with a belt I found in a vintage store. I’m really happy that I chose this dress, everyone thought it was amazing! And it was both wonderful and comfortable with the trail. Thanks so much again! Best regards Josefina Axelsson
Hi Chloe and the GLL girls,
Thank you SO much for my stunning Emme-waisted dress, Ricci belt and Adele bolero! The look I was dreaming of came together so well on the day, I felt so beautiful in your gorgeous fabrics and designs. I received so many compliments on the dress and bolero, it really was a highlight of my special day!
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