In the world of fashion, no single article of clothing is more important than the wedding dress. Although it is to be used just once, the preparation can go to extremes. While we are all familiar with the intricate handmade beading or lacework done that we can see, it is the inner construction, hidden from view, that concerns me the most. A wedding gown needs to fit properly and look beautiful inside, upclose. Once the inner part of the dress is done only can we fuss over the trimmings added to it.

Here are a few wedding gowns I’ve done!

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Long-sleeved lace wedding dress with a very low cut at the back, hip-hugging ending with a long flowing sweep train.

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Long sleeves with crystal buttons at the wrist and lace from top, skimming the sides all the way to the hem.

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Custom handmade beading along the illusion sweetheart neckline in Japanese glass beads and Swarovski crystals.

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Seamless illusion 3/4 sleeves and neckline with custom lace applique placements and beading. Crystal buttons down the back

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Wedding gown with full tulle ballgown skirt and cathedral veil

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Convertible wedding dress. Beaded lace inner mini dress with heart shaped cutout. Removable tulle skirt with cascading flower lace.

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Body-con sweetheart neckline inner gown with mermaid skirt. Ecru guipure lace off-shoulder top, button-down back with crystal buttons

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Intricate handmade beading and lacework

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I try to sketch as clearly as possible so that the bride can have a better idea how it can look like. Although of course, it can never be exactly the same.

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Plus sized wedding gown designs.

The author: Crisel Eslao

Nose in book, bow in hair, pen in hand.