Esme Maxi Dress
Beautiful, elegant gown
This is a gorgeous gown! I wore this to a ball with a simple ribbon sash in a taupe color from another dress I have and a pretty statement necklace and it was a hit! I received many compliments that night. I'm 5'3", 32D and curvy and I bought a size 2 which fit perfectly! The gown was a bit long on me even with heels (and I didn't have time to get it tailored) but it wasn't too bad. If you're 5'5" or taller you probably won't need to get it hemmed as it should fit perfectly with heels. This gown is definitely chest limiting so buy according to your chest size, not hip/waist size as it's pretty flowy waist-down. I bought the slate gray which was a very pretty color. I tried on the rosy brown as well, but it washed me out so keep your complexion in mind! All in all, I would buy again in a heart beat.
May 25, 2014
I'm short and small on top (34a) and got a 4. I think I could have possibly sized down since the material has some stretch, but the 4 will work. I didn't read the description closely and was a bit surprised by the feel of the tulle (why did I think it would be chiffon?), but it works (although it looks much richer in the bodice than the skirt in my opinion). There is some boning on the sides, but I only noticed it while holding the dress. The gray color in the picture is accurate. Will definitely get this hemmed (you'd need serious heels as a shortie to avoid this) but the bodice is a pretty close fit, so I may skip on taking the straps in.
February 7, 2014
I ordered this gown in Rose for a year 12 formal - and what a beauty it is. The fit was perfect, colour beautiful and packaging simply divine. A little detail I love about this gown is the little fasteners under the straps which you can attach your bra straps to -- so no danger of anything slipping and sliding around! Thank you BHLDN.
January 2, 2014