Gorgeous Purple Dress
Beautiful lightweight and comfortable Irish dancing dress worn by a tall, slim 14 year old prelim/championship dancer. It is made from a satin-like shiny purple material with a stunning lime green lining, very effective on stage. The decoration comprises lace motifs with hundreds of Swarovski AB, green, turquoise and clear crystals applied to the front and clear Swarovski crystals on the back which don’t show up well in the photos. We have extra crystals which will be included in case you wish to apply more. The dress was only worn a few times before my daughter grew too tall for it so is in excellent condition.
It was made in October 2016 by Monika Kunat, a former professional ballroom dancer, now a well-known dressmaker who has worked on Strictly Come Dancing! There is let out at the waist and bust! Monika had the idea of adding bra cups, as is usual for ballroom dance dresses, to give the dress some shape and also to allow their removal if my daughter suddenly grew in that direction! Bust = 30″ on the inside but 32″ on the outside!! My daughter was 5′ 6”. The dress would suit a skinny 11 -16+ yr. I would highly recommend Monika to do any required alterations if you live in the S.E of England.
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Measurements ( in inches )
Natural waist 26
Dropped waist ( at bodice/skirt seam ) 32
Bodice length from mid shoulder to center waist seam 23
Skirt length from waist seam to hem 7
Sleeve length from shoulder to hem 24
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across top of back 14
Shoulder-neck to sleeve seam 4 1/2
Back full length-top of zip to hem 31
Front full length-center neck to hem 31
2″ let out at bust (by taking the cups out!)