Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 3
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Flattering
I bought this dress for a 'mix & match' bridesmaids dress. The neckline is very flattering if you're larger chested (like me) and want to be conservative, yet sexy. The beading of the dress holds up better than other designer beaded dresses, although you'll probably find a few fall off (they give you a small packet of extra beading if you need it). I have an average body type, with my middle section being my largest area of concern. I won't even need to wear undergarments (spanx) with this dress- it is very flattering around the mid section, which surprised me! I may need to hem it slightly- I'm 5'6 and while the size 6 fit me- it's a little long and I'd need 4" heels. It's also a little tight if I wear a bra (which isn't necessary in this dress). I ultimately purchased the size 8.
August 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Comfortable, elegant and a little different
I live internationally so returned back to the states just a week and a half before my wedding looking for a dress. I had my eye on a few BHLDN dresses online but ended up not liking them as much in person (Paulette and Hadley). I tried on about a dozen dresses at the Seattle Store and just fell in love with this one. It was so comfortable but elegant at the same time. I got married outside in the mountains of Montana and this felt like the right amount of formality for the occasion, while still being comfortable to walk around outside during the evening. I am 5'4", with an athletic build and wore a size 6. I fit in the size 4, but it was a little more clingly than I wanted so went with the 6. I wore a 2.5 inch wedge heal and did have to have it hemmed a little bit so it just touched the ground when I walked. The outer layer can just be cut without a hem, but the inner layer was an easy hem. This dress didn't need a special bra or undergarments to go with it. Some of the sequins did fall off during the wedding day, and for the try-ons leading up to the wedding day but they were not noticeable. I am so happy I found this dress for my wedding day!
July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Lovely dress
I saw this dress online first and immediately liked it. I tried to try it on at the Seattle store, but they didn't have it on hand. I tried on other similar dresses and decided to go ahead and order it online anyway and see how it all works. I loved the dress. It falls beautifully. The material feels just right and is great for a casual summer wedding. The sequins are a mix of white and transparent, so they are muted and you don't feel like a shiny disco ball. You will not feel hot in this dress and will be able to easily walk around and spend time taking in the moment, rather than fussing over the dress (which is what I found to be true in most other traditional bridal dresses). The bead work is lovely and with 4 inches heels (I wore wedges and I'm 5'4) there's was no need for alteration. I did choose to get the neck strap cut off, so that I had a V neck to show off my necklace. The dress holds up without the strap, so there's no structural need for it. That was a grand total of $10 in alterations, which was awesome! Overall, so happy that I bought this dress... I'm looking forward to wearing it at many other occasions :)
June 16, 2016