Lovely! Give it a chance
Despite everyone's reviews, I went ahead and ordered this along with several other BHLDN dresses. While this one does look flimsy in the box, once you try it on it looks amazing! I'm pear-shaped and this dress is very flattering. It's light and flowy with just the right amount of "vintage" look to it. I choose this as my wedding dress, and the best part is that no alterations are needed. The only tricky part is finding a bra with a lower back, but I'll manage.
August 18, 2014
Not for me
I was really excited to order this dress. However, everyone's reviews are right. This dress is very flimsy, it definitely looks more structured on the model. This dress is also meant for someone leaner than I am (I'm 5'0", smaller on top/pear shaped) - the belt didn't help in giving me a shape. The back also puckered but the straps didn't seem to need to be taken in. Sadly, this dress is going back and I'm on the hunt of a new rehearsal dress!
July 11, 2014
I was really looking forward to this dress and excited when it arrived. Unfortunately, it was awful. The measurements and proportions for this dress are all way off. The chest area sags, the waist is in the wrong spot, and the length is just awkward. The dress is see-through, so also beware of your undergarments. The dress was very big, and it just made me sad. I immediately put it back in the box and returned it. Now I have to find another dress to wear.
June 10, 2014
Better than the reviews suggest
I ordered this and four other dresses from Bhldn (Shined Lace in 2 colors, Julienne & Choreography). This was the best of the bunch.
Yes, the material is thin -- I don't think it would hang in quite the same way if it was any heavier. This is supposed to be a delicate, vintagey-feeling dress. The dress itself is comprised of double layers of lining and then a top layer of lace. I tried it on with black lingerie and didn't notice the color bleeding though. But if you're used to trying on dresses with petticoats or even your standard wedding dress, this is going to feel really light.
In any case, this was the best of the bunch and IMHO, a keeper.
TTS. I went with a 2.
March 29, 2014