Vintage, Ivory and Delicate
I adore this dress. Every single part of its beautiful silk structure, and European with a touch of light French-ness meets London meets 1940s feel, with the lace sleeves and soft silk. It's divine. Even the delicate silk tulle that I'll surely destroy after my big day is TOTALLY worth it. It's perfect for my small wedding at City Hall in SF. The sizing is tricky, though. I originally bought this dress in a size 4, since that fit my measurements according to online advice. I worked in fashion a long time ago, so I measured properly. And yet. I had to return the dress (and had a wonderful customer service experience from the NY flagship store by Camara) and exchanged it for a size 6 since the shoulder area runs EXTREMELY small, and is very difficult to get on and button if the shoulder seams don't line up just right, so fair warning. The size 6 fits perfectly, and I doubt I'll have to have anything tailored. My advice: size up at least one size to get the dress to fit over your shoulders.
I'm 5"11, 130lbs, if that helps.
In short, I love this dress.
July 17, 2014
Fit as expected
I took a risk ordering this dress and I'm so pleased with how it turned out! My measurements were between the size 8 and 10 but I chose to go with the 10 and it fits beautifully. The only thing is that the skirt isn't nearly as full looking as it appears in the photos. I will probably just purchase a underskirt or krenalin to give it a little more body. The sash is simple. I plan to get a wider sash with more detailing on it. Overall a lovely dress. Arrived exactly 2 weeks after submitting the order.
July 13, 2014
Fabric is DIVINE - Beautiful color and TTS
I recently purchased 2 Bhldn dresses to try on and compare. The first was 100% polyester (Queen Anne) and this dress is 100% silk. Oh my lord, the silk feels *amazing*. The bottom of the dress is so delicate and swishes so lovely. Must be careful because accessories will snag. The size 6 fit true to size as per the measurements listed by Bhldn and the color is a very pretty cream. LOVE full lace sleeves. They're so hard to find in the U.S. - it seems to be a UK designer trend only! The model is very thin, but I think this dress would also be beautiful on fuller girls as well. The silk belt is okay, not terrible, and is better quality than the cheap satin one that came with the Queen Anne dress. But you may want to swap out a sparkly belt. The waist hits at the perfect spot - no awkward muffin or tummy. I'm 5'7", 135lbs and the length hits just below my knee, very similar to the model. Silk lining does cause some static - so keep a dryer sheet nearby!
We're having a tiny 15 person garden ceremony and this is the absolute perfect dress.
June 3, 2014