Rated 2 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Not what I would expect
This is a pricey dress for the quality. I tried the dress on in the store and was falsely reassured that when I received the dress in the mail that it would be the same. I ordered the Rosewater color in size B because the A in the store seemed to provide less coverage. I also ordered the bandeau because unless you have very little on top, a bra is a must. First the good about this dress: It can be worn by many different shapes and sizes. Made in the USA was a huge bonus for me as well!!! Stylist Lola at BHLDN Chestnut Hill was extremely pleasant and helpful. Overall, if you can get the dress to stay in place, it may be quite comfortable and no shape-wear is necessary. The hemline is very long and unless you are at least 6' tall for size B, it will need to be shortened or you will need very high heels. The bad: edges of hem and straps are roughly cut looking like a child cut the material. Edges are uneven and sloppy at best. Especially found this to be true on the straps that are nearest the front cleavage which you cannot hide. The dress material also snags very easily and will not last through a night of wedding activities. The quality is reminiscent of my daughter's former dance costumes. I found the dress to be on the heavy side, slipping with body movements. Since it is a summer wedding, no amount of double stick tape will keep this in place. I am returning this dress due to the lack of quality and overall fit. If you are still into ordering this dress and are on the cusp of deciding between A and B, size down unless you are large chested and want more coverage. Sadly, I am very disappointed in this dress and my hunt for a mother-of-the-bride dress continues.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Wedding Dress
I bought this as a wedding dress in ivory to wear for a beach wedding on Maui in February. I'm over 50 and curvy so wanted something comfortable but flattering. I got the larger size as I was afraid it wouldn't fit in the bust and I needed the extra fabric for coverage. I will have it taken in on either side of the skirt area as it is a bit too much fabric. The style exceeded my expectations. I love the tulle fabric overlay as it really adds to the dress. I am going to have it professionally hemmed as it is way too long for me especially since I will be barefoot. I plan to wear it as seen in the photo and think it will photograph well.
February 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Gorgeous but revealing
I ordered this dress for a black-tie event. It is truly gorgeous fabric - heavy jersey with excellent drape and movement - very Old Hollywood glamorous. For reference, I am 5'4", 34C bust, very trim and fit. I ordered the size A grey, which is a lovely liquid soft silvery-charcoal. Now about fit: my favorite look was one of the halter versions, BUT be aware: you will need coverage for your headbeams due to the jersey fabric, no matter how you style it. If you are busty, you will risk side exposure. So, expect to invest in breast petals, silicone covers, or a padded strapless bra in addition to the recommended bandeau. Also, you will need LOTS of double-sided tape to keep the top of the dress in place, no matter how you style it. Good news is, the skirt is very full, so I didn't need shapewear. The length on me was about 8 inches too long, even with 4 inch heels, so you will need to invest in a seamstress (don't cut this type of fabric yourself) unless you are model-tall. Much as I liked the dress, it requires too much additional fussing, and I will not have help getting into it and fixing it all in place. So sadly, I am returning.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Perfect: the hunt is over!
I was very skeptical about this dress but decided to give it a try. After doing research on reviews of the dress, and watching a number of tutorials, I ordered it. Honestly, after trying it on for the first time - it exceeded my expectations. I am 5'5 125lbs 32B and the dress looks amazing and is actually really easy to manipulate. For reference, I am usually a 00/0/2 or XS/S in clothing. I was worried that with a smaller bust the dress would dampen what little attributes I had, but it was actually the opposite - it provides great support, lends a great shape, and stays put. It doesn't need to be hemmed with my 2" heels and requires no other alterations. The material is a very high quality jersey with a luxe weight, sheen, and drape. I rarely write reviews, but fest obligated to after liking it so much. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to actually feel pretty as a bridesmaid and be able to wear the dress again (and again, and again). The sales associates at BHLDN were also wonderful, helping me to get this item in a major time crunch...all in all, very happy!
October 2, 2015