However when Abigail found the dress, it was in a tired state.
After years of alterations and poor storage it had turned brown and was falling apart.
The bride-to-be turned to bridal designer Deborah LoPresti for help...
Thankfully, after 200 painstaking hours of work–which included adding new sleeves, lightening the brown shade to a champagne colour, and altering the silk and satin garment to fit Abigail’s tall, thin frame–the dress was finally restored to its original glory.
When her remodelled dress was uncovered, Abi couldn't believe the change.
“I truly felt the magic and love putting on the dress,” Kingston told Refinery29.
“It’s my Cinderella dress–and I have the shoes to match!”
See all the photos of the dress, here.