Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Stunning!
I ordered this dress through a BHLDN consultant at the Portland, Oregon store. She took my measurements and advised on the size to order as a 10. Ordering through her waived the shipping and box fee, but I paid to have it sent overnight.
It arrived via USPS and was beautifully boxed, wrapped in tissue and inside a garment bag, without a single wrinkle.
The prior comments had me incredibly concerned about the fit, as it was mentioned it was tight in the hips and didn't set well in the bust. These notes had me fretting, but we're totally wrong (in my case). My hips are wider and my bust smaller than the proportions in the dress details. However, the material is stretchy and very forgiving. The fit across my hips is perfectly comfortable and not tight. The top of the dress does not have any support, nor does it appear to be something that could be altered. I'm a small C cup and plan to use the bra that adheres to skin, and otherwise the front lays perfectly. I'm also tallish at 5'9" and will not need to have this hemmed.
Overall: this is the best possible dress I could buy for under $1,000, requiring zero alterations and is incredibly flattering.
January 20, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer The Dress!
I've been eyeing the Cristiane Gown online since I got engaged and knew I had to try it on during my dress appointment at the Carlsbad, CA store. This dress was the first one I tried on and knew it was the one after it passed the shimmy test. I tried a total of 7 gowns during my appointment, but none of the other beautiful gowns gave me the feeling that Cristiane did. It fit like a glove and flattered my curves (I tried on the size 4 sample gown).
Cristiane is a gorgeous gown that embodies that romantic vintage look. One of my favorite details of this dress are the embroidered flowers and how the petals organically make their way off the dress and cover parts of my neck, shoulders and back. To complete the look I will be purchasing a sparkling gem sash. There isn't much support in the top part of the dress, but I plan to purchase a backless/strapless bra to fix that.
Overall, I had an incredible wedding dress shopping experience at the Carlsbad, CA store and I am so excited to wear Cristiane on my wedding day!
December 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Stunning colors
I didn't intend to try on this gown when I made my appointment but saw it in store and was intrigued by the unique antique like colors of the dress. There are shades of champagne ,cream, and blush. The flowers are also embroidered, not sewn on lace which also stood out to me. The image online looks yellow-ish but it is very flattering in person.
December 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Charming, confortable
The bad: I purchased size 10 with help from a stylist here, I am 39,32,41 1/2, and it is slightly too large from all parts. Disapointement here, and also by the fact that the flower petals don't cover breasts as high as seen in the pictures. Also, the color of the dress is more of ivory than champagne, not much pinkish hues like in the picture. Oh and if you are busty, please note that there is nooooooo support at all built in the dress. I am still trying to find a solution for this little problem, since the back is open way down the waist.
The good: Beautiful, so confortable compared to the varieties of ''traditional'' gowns I have tried before. The details are dreamy, AND the belt is a MUST. I am a curvy woman, and even though, the dress flatens my curves (as another review stated also (maybe also because I should be wearing a 8)) BUT with a belt, It really help to show my attributes. I also ordered a mermaid crinoline, as I believe it will help shape the dress even more.
Finally, I can't wait to try the dress with the right breast support, the crinoline, a beautiful belt, and a little summer tan to compliment this work of art :)
December 7, 2016