Cadbury purple silk bridesmaids 1950’s halter for Karen

coloured net petticoat bridesmaid dress purple silk

Stunning 1950’s style bridesmaids dresses in ‘Cadbury’ purple with with black sashes and pretty butterfly detail.

The dresses are all simple boned bodices with a ‘ballet pinch’ detail just below the sweetheart neckline. A halterneck is flattering and provided peace of mind to the wearer. The full circle skirts lie over netting skirts in bright contrast colours of turquoise, green and fuchsia. Black silk sashes emphasise tiny waists with pre-tied bows at the back and concealed zip closure.

 before the ceremony bride and purple bridesmaids

cadbury purple silk bridesmaids dresses made to order

Three pretty bridesmaids with their dressmaker.

original design sketch bespoke bridesmaids by felicity westmacott

Original Design Sketch

The petticoats were separate garments so the dresses could be worn for other occasions with less ‘poof’

bride and maid of honour modern wedding dress sweetheart neckline ivory silk

With the bride, who also had her dress made by me. See here for more pictures.

butterfly detail maid of honour purple dress

bride and bridesmaids purple wedding scheme

purple bridesmaids dita von teese inspired

halterneck bridesmaid dress bespoke with black sash

fitting picture and finished dress butterfly bridesmaidPictures from a fitting and a finished dress on the stand. Tiny ivory organza butterflies were sewn in different places on each dress so it looked like a flight of the pretty insects had just alighted on the girls. Each butterfly was made of two layers of organza with Swarovski crystals added for a little sparkle.

black silk sash and organza butterfly bespoke dress

Detail of the butterflies on one dress.?

The butterflies were sewn on in a different pattern to each dress, to look as though a flock had just alighted on the girls!

goth bridesmaid dress sweetheart neckline

The coloured petticoats looked fabulous as they peeked out when the girls danced, sat down or walked around.

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Felicity Westmacott

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