This Benjamin Roberts Aliya Rose (2058) dress is perfect for the petite princess bride to be.
About the dress
The bodice provides a gentle and flattering sweetheart neckline. It benefits from an incorporated corset which gives that perfect shape that we all want on our special day. The level of detail that has gone into the dress is impressive. The corset fastening is complete with small faux pearl tassels on the ends of the corset lace. The dress has a concealed zip and is finished with a 26 button closure and “hook and eye” clip so there is no chance of this strapless dress going anywhere.
Being petite I had to be encouraged to try on a ball gown style dress as I didn't want to look like a toilet roll cosy. I'm glad I tried this dress as the tulle overlay and lace panels are beautifully constructed so that even with its 6 layers, the dress glides effortlessly when walking. It also offers enough structure so that any woman wearing it looked like a princess.
The guipure lace is embellished with faux peals and crystals throughout. The train of the dress is very long and trails to approximately 1 metre with lace panels either side. It can also be fastened to shorten it if required.
The condition of the dress
I am the first owner of this dress and have looked after it. It is in very good condition but as expected with a second hand dress it does have some marks. These are located under the dress and so do not take away from its visual beauty. The marks are light and I anticipate would be easily removed once professionally cleaned. I am more than happy to arrange for this to be done as part of the terms of sale but this would be at an additional cost. I am open to offers in the region of £600. Any questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to helping someone else enjoy this dress as much as I did.