I love this dress! I was a little disheartened when I received it - there was a very obvious snag in the fabric, right on the left chest. I was crushed, because I got the ivory one to wear for my wedding. But, a simple exchange took care of it.
This dress is marvelous, the pleating on the back and on the front are gorgeous, and the "straps" are not obvious at all. I was worried that they would lay funny, but they seamlessly blend into the dress. As a 36D, I'll need a separate corset for support, because the cups in this dress are not that supportive. Also, this dress is long! I'm 5' 6", and even with 3 inch heels, this dress will need to be altered. My seamstresses is cutting it so I'll have a small train, which is perfect. I could not be happier with this dress!
February 19, 2015
Beautiful but odd upper body sizing
BHLDN customer service was EXCELLENT! We ordered this dress late on a Friday night and it was at our doorstep Monday afternoon.
The dress was VERY loose in bust, but so tight you couldn't zip it in back. We had ordered the dress one size up. The bridesmaid is very busty and couldn't fill the gap in bust of dress and despite being petite otherwise, dress was so tight it couldn't be zipped. We love the dress so much we are ordering the next size up, hoping that will do the trick as far as the zipper. Alterations will be needed for bust and length. Overall a pretty dress and the multiple ways to wear the dress make it worth the effort!
January 19, 2015
As simple and plain as this dress may seem, it is extremly elegant if you wear the right accessories. I tried on multiple dresses at bridal boutiques and not only were the dresses huge (I wear a 00) but they weren't what I wanted. I ordered the dress and I admit I was a bit scared since it was a size 0 and quite simple but once I put it on, there was no doubt it was The Dress. It had an extreme tailoring done to make it my length and fit. The tailor left the end a bit longer and made a train like look that dragged as I walked. The amount of tulle and flowiness allows for it to look so graceful as you walk and dance, I literally felt like a swan at my wedding. The detailing on the bust is like pleated and it is so beautiful. I added a rhinestone sash to give it more glam. I kept it simple and used the strapless cause as a wedding dress the other styles felt more bridesmaid. Overall this dress allows you to play with it and make it look unique for your own taste . I love my wedding dress and it made me feel perfect on the happiest day of my life.
December 3, 2014
Not for the bride
I think as a bridesmaid dress the price is right on this guy. I ordered the Ivory color as a possible wedding dress and I returned it immediately. First, it doesn't come in the nice box/dress bag/ hanger other BHLD dresses do.. which, to me, means they realize it's not that great. The material in Ivory looked and felt cheap. I do think in a darker color it would look nicer, paired with a belt would be nice too. It seemed to run a little small for busty girls. I'm a size 6 and the 6 in this was so tight I could barely get it over my C cups.
November 12, 2014