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.
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 or sweetheart 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.
Note: The Valentina is also available with no split in the skirt.
* 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.
- 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
- Straight edge or sweetheart lining available
- Semi-fitted bodice with lace motifs appliquéd 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
- Available with no split in skirt
- 40cm train
- Cold hand wash, drip dry, cool iron
Size + Fit
Model measurements (in picture 1):
The model is a size XXS-XS. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.
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.
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
Each gown is made uniquely by hand and no two gowns will ever be the same. As such the placement of motifs may differ slightly and not appear exactly as on our models.
Special Notes + Questions
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 [email protected]
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.
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 ,
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!
Love Ally xx
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!
Wedding Photographer Credits
Photos 19 & 20: Ivelina Velkova.
Photos 33 & 34: Nastja Kovacec.
GST added to Australian based orders