I was looking for a blush gown for my reception (since I didn't want to change out of my ceremony sari into a different type of Indian outfit and I couldn't wear white at and Indian wedding for cultural reasons), and I fell in love with the dress online and I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on. My maid of honor who went shopping with me said I was glowing and didn't look like I wanted to take it off. I'm 5'1" and petite (but pear shaped), so I bought a size 2 since while the tulle is flowy, the skirt underneath hugged my hips a little too tightly. The 2 was perfect and all I had done was to have it hemmed and have cups put in. Also, adding a glittery/crystal belt instead of wearing it with the sash that it came with made all the difference in the world in accentuating my waist and giving it some more glam and oomph factor since I was the bride. (For a bridesmaid I think the sash would be perfect). I received so many compliments at the wedding, and my mom kept hearing about it afterwards from all her relatives. It was fun to wear and loved it for my reception. Couldn't have been happier!
December 6, 2014
This dress was my wedding gown. I had ordered quite a few dresses in all different sizes according to their size charts. Originally ordering a size 2, then a size 0. Ended up with the 0 because of the fit around the bust. The only thing i had to do was get it hemmed! Couldn't have been happier with my entire experience of dealing with BHLDN and the fit and quality of this dress! Thank You!
October 3, 2014
Show stopper Bridesmaid dress!
We bought 4 of these dresses for our daughters who were our bridesmaids, 2 in the Rose and 2 in the Misty Gray. They were obsessed with these dresses, we even thought to change as the wedding got closer given the expected temps at the beach in the evening but they wouldn't part with them after trying them on!! Given the 2 layers of tulle and the 2 layers of satin, there was a good bit of hem work, so alterations on each dress was $80. They ran large for sure, our girls who are 5'3" - 5'7" and 118-128 pounds ALL wore the size 2.
August 6, 2014
Annabelle for wedding dress
I fell in love with this dress on the website and all the ways it could be styled and decided i wanted it for my beach wedding. I ordered it in Mint Mist.
I am typically a 6-8 (wider hips, smaller up top), so i ordered an 8 and it JUST FIT. Frankly, had they not been sold out of 10's, i would've returned it and had it altered slightly. I would've preferred it slightly large than a little snug. It's by no means TIGHT, but it is snug. I was surprised so many reviews said it runs large. the opposite was true from my experience.
i have also found that while the panels are wonderful for allowing different styles, they do add bulk to someone with natural curves.
Also, it's not really A-line like the pictures appear. The underskirt is more pencil shaped and it is snug around the hips.
The dress is super long and after i had it hemmed, I honestly felt a little boxy in it.
My wedding is this weekend, so I will update after the big day, but I hope I feel better about the dress on that day than i do right now.
i wanted so bad to love it!
The quality is good and the color is lovely, just not overly impressed with the fit.
June 17, 2014