Andrea Wilkin 1970s Silk Ivory Fantasy Bridal Dress in Edwardian Style


This exquisite Andrea Wilkin 1970s fantasy bridal gown in soft ivory exudes femininity and is in wonderful condition. Layers of silk fabric are beautifully arranged to create the classical romantic look reminiscent of the Edwardian era for which this designer is so well renowned. The fabric on the bodice is gently rushed and tailored form a cross over look embellished with a delicate frill that runs the length of the gentle V neckline. The reverse of the bodice is skillfully arranged so that the fabric crosses at the mid back and fastens at an angle with a series of dainty silk covered buttons to the left of the waistline. The shoulders are embellished with silk frill and netted lace that continues around the back following the line of the fabric. The bodice is fully lined in silk satin. The skirt is designed with an opulent multi layered effect. The delicate petticoat has double layer of silk fabric the underlay finishing in a 12" band of stiff netting at the hem to enhance movement and not visible when worn. The upper layer of the petticoat has a lengthy tier of fine pleats revealed as the thick silk overlay of the skirt falls open at the front in a gentle curve and trimmed with lace frill and tiny pearlescent beads. There is a further overlay in soft lace net that crosses over beneath the waistline to consolidate the gentle angles on the bodice. This breathtaking gown is in beautiful condition and would best fit US size 0 - 2, UK size 6.

NB: The waist is tiny with very little give, but there is give in the hip give or take a couple of inches.

BUST - 32 in. (81.28 cm)
WAIST - 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)
HIP - 32 in. (81.28 cm)
LENGTH - 43.5 in. (110.49 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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