Our “Water Flowers” collection is inspired by medieval clothing, elvish imagery, mythology, as well as Art Nouveau. The spirit of the collection evokes a sense of relaxed romance and reminds us of afternoons spent in the shade of our favorite tree, swimming in the local lake, or going for a stroll along a mossy riverbank. The designs are feminine, fitted and airy, and are made to emphasize the beauty of the wearer with soft colors, flattering silhouettes, draping skirts, adjustable lacing, and of course gorgeous details.
This particular dress takes inspiration from medieval elements, but overall is fantasy in design. As with most of our bestselling garments, we have taken our favorite parts of history and fused them with current design to create something that looks medieval but flatters the modern figure. A wide scooped neckline gives way to an ornate pleated bodice, complete with lacing at the sides to make sure you can get the best fit possible. The sleeves start with a high puff and are finished fitted below that, with lacing for adjustment. The skirt of the dress is voluminous and drapes to the floor, and the whole look is completed with a beautiful matching line of accessories.
Instead of heavy structured cotton, we chose to make this dress from thinner cotton poplin, which as a nice drape to it and falls beautifully. The cotton is opaque but light and has a wonderful soft texture to it which looks excellent in the colors available. This cotton is accented with a bold trim made by our talented designers after lots of research into the shapes and forms of water flowers and art nouveau motifs. You’ll find this trim at the neckline, around the lacing at the sleeves and the hem.
This dress is just bursting with little details that will amaze you. All along the perfectly gathered neckline, you’ll find hand-stitched faux pearls. Going down the pleats both at the front of the bodice and at the puffed sleeves are tiny little beads. It has been expertly finished with strong stitching, nice seams, and lots of other techniques that have taken a lifetime to master. This dress is gorgeous inside out and we know that you'll love it!
Please note: the belt is not included
as well as other items at the photos but they are available in our store. The listing is for the dress only.Size ChartClick here for Color Chart