Wedding Dress, Vintage William Cahill, XS or S, 1960s

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Wedding Dress, Vintage William Cahill, XS or S, 1960s

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$225.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Materials

silk, lace

Size

2 US women's numeric

Sometimes a dress comes in that just makes me gasp at its beauty. This is certainly one of them. I love a full-on Watteau train. I think they make a bride look regal and elegant. This one starts at the neckline with no seams to break the flow. To achieve that effect, this dress has a secret. Inside the bodice, there is a concealed, zippered back. Over this is the back/train of the dress that is closed with a concealed hook and eye.

The long sleeves come to a point and there are several buttons on the wrists. The dress feels and looks like silk, though I could not find an fabric to test. Knowing the quality of William Cahill gowns, silk is a good bet for the outside fabric. The dress is completely lined, making it feel heavy and gives it great drape.

Beautiful lace accents the empire bodice and the bottom of the dress, and around the hem of the train.

Small size, 34" bust, 15" from shoulder to shoulder.

The model is a size 4 and it was tight on her. She is 5'6" and wearing 1" heels and it is an appropriate length.

Some slightly yellowed buttons, but no other flaws found. The gown has been rinsed, but will need to be professionally cleaned before the wedding.
Sometimes a dress comes in that just makes me gasp at its beauty. This is certainly one of them. I love a full-on Watteau train. I think they make a bride look regal and elegant. This one starts at the neckline with no seams to break the flow. To achieve that effect, this dress has a secret. Inside the bodice, there is a concealed, zippered back. Over this is the back/train of the dress that is closed with a concealed hook and eye.

The long sleeves come to a point and there are several buttons on the wrists. The dress feels and looks like silk, though I could not find an fabric to test. Knowing the quality of William Cahill gowns, silk is a good bet for the outside fabric. The dress is completely lined, making it feel heavy and gives it great drape.

Beautiful lace accents the empire bodice and the bottom of the dress, and around the hem of the train.

Small size, 34" bust, 15" from shoulder to shoulder.

The model is a size 4 and it was tight on her. She is 5'6" and wearing 1" heels and it is an appropriate length.

Some slightly yellowed buttons, but no other flaws found. The gown has been rinsed, but will need to be professionally cleaned before the wedding.

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 3–5 business days
From United States

Reviews

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Returns & exchanges

Because the fit of your wedding dress is especially important, I have the following policy for wedding dress fitting issues: if the dress is returned to me postmarked within three days of receiving the dress and in the same condition, I will return the payment except for a 15% restocking fee when I have the dress back. Postage both ways is paid for by the buyer.

Because of the unique and delicate nature of vintage clothing, I do not accept returns for other reasons, unless the description is significantly different than the item you receive.

Shipping policies

Because I work full time, as well as run this shop, I ship twice a week. Your item will be sent within five days of purchase. Please send me a note if you are in need of immediate shipping and I will do what I can to make it happen.

Please note: I will ship your item in protective plastic. It isn't as pretty as tissue paper, but it is far safer. If dropped in water, your item is protected, if the package tears, your item is protected, if it is raining when it is in transit, your item is protected.

I am happy to upgrade shipping and to send to most countries. Please ask for fees.

My shipping fees are approximate and based on a flat rate fee. If the difference between the actual cost of shipping and what was collected from you is $2 or more, I will refund the difference.

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On receipt of item:
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Holds:
I will hold an item for you for three days. If you are in need of more time you may lay an item away. To do this, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit fee. The remaining 50% plus postage is due within two weeks. If the item is not fully paid by that time, I will return it to stock and the deposit is forfeited.

Additional policies

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I don't hang delicate garments on hangers! That wears at the fabric and can ruin the dress in time. I store my delicate items folded in bins.

I will put items on hold for two days.