“Vivianne” A-line bridal gown with cinched waistline and tuck pleats from the 2018 “Amaline Collection” by couture gown designer Amaline Vitale.
Amaline Vitale is an Australian bridal designer specialising in made to order, couture gowns designed from her Melbourne boutique.
The “Vivianne” style is unique, yet timeless, with a fashion infused influence. Every dress that Amaline creates is designed and tailored to accentuate the female form.
The Vivianne A-line Gown is from the 2018 “Amaline Collection” and features a v neckline, tuck pleats, a low back and pockets. It also has a structured bust that will easily suit larger cup sizes.
The gown could be transformed from being A-line to a bigger ball gown by adding a petticoat or underskirt (I can give you the one that I bought but didn’t wear on the day, it is a vintage hoop skirt).
There is no fabric label inside the dress, though the fabric is a structured, heavy weight fabric with no stretch that retains its shape - it is most likely a synthetic mikado. The fabric has slight sheen to it and a satin-like finish.
There is no size marked, but the dress would best fit an Australian size 8. It is a firm fit, there is no stretch in the waistband and no seam allowance to have the waist band taken out.
I had the following alterations made to the dress:
* Shorten hem at front only (to preserve train) - I am 165cm tall and wore 5cm heels
* Move placement of straps inwards at the back of the dress & add tulle panels to create v-shape as I felt this was more flattering than the original square back. I got loads of comments on this feature!
* Shorten shoulder straps.
Please note the gown I have is more like an ivory colour - it has a “warmer” tone compared to how it appears in the stock photos (which appear to show more of a pure white or cool-toned version of the gown).
The retail price for an Amaline Vitale gown is typically in the range of $4,000 - $5,000 AUD. This gown in particular retailed for $5,100 AUD , though I purchased it in a sample sale for $1,500 AUD in early 2020 when the collection was being retired from sale.
Every Amaline Vitale gown is a unique design - however you will find that this gown is similar in style to the timeless, classic designs of many internationally renowned designers such as Justin Alexander, Vera Wang, Pronovias, Karen Willis Holmes, Chosen by One Day, Kyha, Suzanne Neville, Jenny Yoo and Maggie Sottero, Essence of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana.
The gown comes with a protective dust bag and hanger. Australia-wide shipping is available.