Lovely Dress, A Few Cons
The dress looks great on my bridesmaids. The tulle material on the dress is not one piece of tulle, its cut into pieces; which is great because you can take two pieces and create shoulders, or different designs. When the tulle is hanging down, you can't tell its not one piece. <- Hope that wasn't confusing.
Dress is a bit dark, similar to the picture shown. Not a problem, especially since I had read another review saying that.
The chest area is quite large on the girls, but they are A-B cups. And the dress is very very long on them. They're all about 5'5 5'6. But its much better that its too long and not too short!
Also if you're ordering to Canada, we had to pay $190 in duties. But the dresses we're cheaper than buying the dress at most bridal stores. It arrived within 10 days or so.
Overall- Really love the dress. and i'm excited for my bridesmaids to wear it on my big day (after its hemmed!)
October 1, 2014
Smaller than expected
This dress arrived and was lovely, but I ended up having to return it. I have never gotten a Jenny Yoo before, but I got the dress in an 8 since I have the Esme and the Niceties dress (which I wish BHLDN had never discontinued...I wanted to get it in every color, it was so lovely, but I digress...) and both fit perfectly in that size, and I assumed (wrongly,) it would be the same. The Annabelle dress was fine in the hips and waist, but quite small in the bust. My husband couldn't even zip it up. I am medium-chested (34C) so I was not expecting this. It felt like I might have to go 2 sizes up in the chest (but then it would have been too large in the waist,) so I returned it and got another Niceties dress that came on sale, instead. The color of the Annabelle in soft plum was gorgeous, so perhaps one day I will cave and try it in a larger size.
September 30, 2014
Overall the dress met my expectations.
3 of us purchased as a bridesmaid dress in plum. We are all different shapes, and dress can be worn different way to suit our style and shape.
Dress colour looks almost as exactly like it does online. Probably just a touch darker than I thought, but is not an issue. We took our own measurements and consulted BHLDN for recommendation on size to purchase.
Does run a little large in the bust. But the dress fits perfectly around the waist. Dress is very long, but as I am tall was not an issue. Easily hemmed if it is too long, which the other bridesmaid are doing.
Slightly disappointed with the material under the tulle as it is polyester. For the price we paid I did expect a little better quality in the material used.
As others have mentioned, it is tulle all over which if you don't look closely in the photos you wont realise.
Not likely that I will wear the dress again but meets my needs as a bridesmaid. Very pretty dress which will match the brides style. She also purchsed from this website.
September 8, 2014
Pretty, but fit problems
This is a nicely made dress, but I have tried on a couple of BHLDN bridesmaid dresses on now and they run very small in the bust. I am typically size 6, 34D and I can barely zip up the size 6 at the bustline. I am going to have to size up to at least an 8, more likely a 10. A 12 if I want to wear a bra. If you have busty bridesmaids, I'd actually recommend switching to a different brand. By the time the dress fits in the bust, the rest of the dress will be huge.
It is a forgiving cut for any tummy pooch and the skirt has more volume than the photograph portrays because of the netting. It's great for travel because the netting overlay doesn't wrinkle easily. I pulled it out of the box, hung it up and tried it on a few hours later and it looked pressed. The dress comes with a lot of additional length so it can be altered to hit at the floor once shoes are selected.
March 25, 2014