The ôMaria Chiodoö brand is one of AustraliaÆs premier bridal designers which is proudly owned, designed and manufactured in Australia and continues to evolve both nationally and internationally with many years' experience and numerous industry accolades. The team at Maria Chiodo Bridal Couture continues to showcase inspiring creations and impeccable craftsmanship.<br><br>The most beautiful dress IÆve ever worn is the stunning 'Larissa' gown by Maria Chiodo Bridal Couture, one of Australia's premier bridal designers. The gown is a work of art, flawless, and a timeless design. The fabric is luxurious thai silk and the beading is exquisite.<br><br>This gorgeous ivory thai silk wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and beaded shoulder feature, is boned and elegant and gives you a drop dead gorgeous figure. There is beautiful detail on the bodice and skirting and a lovely sweeping train.<br><br>The dress is a size 12, but the corset and lacing at the back allows a bit of movement to go to a size 10-14. It is fitted with bra cups and comes with the back plate. ItÆs an A line fit, to be worn with a hoop. (I hired my hoop. Not included)<br><br>IÆm 175 cm tall and wore 5 inch heels, which made me well over 6 foot tall (my husband is 6ft 3) and the dress still touched the ground so the dress still has plenty of length to be taken up.<br><br>The length of the dress hasn't been altered though IÆve taken it to a dressmaker and had extra ruffle and beading work added all around the bottom of the dress to cover the stains (see pictures). The ruffle is easy to remove if you were wanting to take the dress length up <br>Included in the price is a floor length ivory veil that goes beautifully with the dress. <br><br>Purchased from Brides of Melbourne, July 2010. The dress has been professionally dry cleaned three times to try and remove the stains to the edge of the train. From a cigarette free home.<br><br>If you have any further questions or would like more pictures please donÆt hesitate to contact me.