Arwen's White Weta Gown
Dress is flowing white with the overlong elven sleeves. The fabric is patterned/textured. There looks like there could be a tone-on-tone pattern. The statue has some glitter to it, but it's hard to tell w/ the dress.
There is a very narrow band of trim/piping around the neck - mostly looking like edging - but still white. It may be a raised braid. Looks just white in the picture, but the statue has some gold flecks. The gown is trained in back.
The sleeves are set in. The sleeve cap is gathers a bit.
The arms are the same two part sleeves we're used to seeing for elves, except that they are "normal" length! The upper sleeves is the same tight upper as usual. However, it looks like they start higher widening out higher than any of the other gowns. There is a wide band of white trim, about 3" edged is something that might be a braid. The lower part of the sleeve dramatically widens out. Much more of a chunky forum vs. the circles we see in later dresses.
The belt is made from the same fabric as the sleeve decoration. It falls to a point in front The center false "buckle" is a knot (or button) above a 5 petaled flat flower. Cords hang down from there. The belt actually ties around at the back somewhat like Gladdy's. There are 3 eyelets on each side. It is closed by twisted cord.
Actually, the neckline looks similar to the Arch Dress neckline. It looks like there's also tight inner sleeves. Under fabric appears to have a gold swirl design in it.
The stone figure shows that there is an obvious split in the back of the dress which just brings more questions. Is just that layer split and why? Could this be for riding?
Outer layer pattern assumption, fitted bodice with side seams only. Bodice ends at a front point under the belt. Separate skirt. Front is probably a single piece. The back pieces flairs wide and is split in back.
Ela's study page of the White Weta Dress:
This page was last updated 04/22/08