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
Feminine and sweet but not as pretty as picture
I had really high hopes for this dress. Loved the lace and cut - I was looking for something conservative yet not matronly, just girly, sweet, feminine and pretty. This dress seemed perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dress. I was so excited when the package arrived. I opened the box, pulled it out and knew immediately it was not the dress for me. The material seemed cheap - flimsy and shiny and as another reviewer said - almost like lingerie material. I still decided to try it on in case the cut was perfect and would make the dress look better. I am 5'9 and typically wear a size 2 dress (which is what I ordered) the length was perfect but i was swimming in the dress. Sometimes when a size 2 dress is too big for me, its only up top because I'm smaller in the bust area (knowing this, I'm always prepared to get tailoring), but the belt was falling down towards my hips - this dress was too big and too much material everywhere. Needless to say, I have returned the dress. Luckily I ordered another dress from this site at the same time which I absolutely adore and is PERFECT. So not too bad, 1 out of 2 :) I am happy!
March 25, 2014
Disappointed in quality
This dress is very pretty but the quality left a little to be desired. It is extremely thin (as another reviewer mentioned)... you could see my nude color underwear through it. It would definitely need a slip and at the price, I felt it should have been more substantial. Also, the fringe was frayed in areas. Fit is large... I normally wear a size 6-8 dress and the size 4 fit perfectly.
March 23, 2014
Pretty, but a little thin for my comfort
I ordered this dress in a size 4 for my May courthouse Wedding. When I received it, I was a bit turned off at how thin it was (almost seemed very flimsy like lingerie) but once on, it looked very pretty and delicate. It has a very 1920â??s feel, the details of the lace and the tulle are really nice, and the bow is really adorable. The dress is simple, but these details make it feel special. Iâ??m 5â??3" and this came right below my knees which is a perfect length. Even though this dress was one of my top picks of dresses I tried on, I ended up not choosing this one for my wedding day. I found another dress with a bit more weight/layers, and felt more comfortable in that instead. Though, I think this dress is worth trying on, and would look really sweet with short gloves and a netted blusher veil.
March 4, 2014