Vintage 1980s Gunne Sax Wedding Dress Boho Romantic Renaissance Bridal Collection
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This is a wonderful wedding dress designed by Jessica McClintock for her label “Gunne Sax” as part of the “Romantic Renaissance Bridal Collection”. The Romantic Renaissance line was introduced by Gunne Sax in 1980. The dress is made with a choker collar, net covered V shaped neckline, a lace bib over the bodice and back and three ribbon and lace flounces down the skirt. The fabric features a combination of netting and lace - note the net arms with lace panels down the sleeve. The dress has an elasticized waist with loops that would accommodate a belt - there is no belt with the dress, however. It does up the upper back with six faux pearl buttons. I don’t believe that this dress was ever used - it still has its original collar stiffener (Des-L Stik-Aid - see close-up photo), and everything, including the labels, are crisp and clean.
Label: Gunne Sax Romantic Renaissance Bridal Collection
Material: Nylon and Acetate along with rayon trim
Sizing: Size 5 is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 14 1/2” from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 24” long from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Bust: 34” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 22” around unstretched, stretches out to 26”
Hips: 38” approximate - meant to fall loosely
Overall length: 57 1/2“, measured flat
Condition: As mentioned, it is in very good condition - there is a 2” separation of the netting from the lace trim on the right sleeve.
This is a wonderful wedding dress for a Bohemian/Hippie ceremony - very pretty, romantic style!