I wanted a simple and elegant dress, and Annabelle was perfect!! I'm 5'7" and usually a 2-4 in dresses, and I went with the 2. It was the tiniest bit too long, and in retrospect, I should've had it altered. When I tried on the 4, it needed a sash to emphasize the waist. (I tried Lightplay, which was beautiful with it.) But when I sized down to the 2, the waist was defined enough without a sash. Shipping was quick, too!
October 26, 2014
I wore the lapis blue as my wedding dress in a Vegas chapel and loved it!! The weight of the fabric was light enough to make me feel girly but sturdy enough to not blow away on me.. the weave on the bodice is a really nice, elegant touch as well. I paired it with a BHLDN sash. I am pretty tall and my groom and I are the same height (5'9"), so I wore sparkly sandals and had the dress shortened by a good 4-5".
Everyone loved the dress, too! I got many compliments and comments (blue as the bride? why not!). I love how it can be a different dress with the accompanying sashes.. it's like I had a wedding dress AND a dinner dress without even changing.
October 15, 2014
Simple and elegant
I bought this dress last minute, when the dress I had my eye on didn't work out. The shipping was very quick!
The quality of the dress is great, especially for the price. The bodice is structured and the skirt is very romantic and flowy.
I normally wear dress size 2 or 4, size 2 fit perfectly on me (however I am smaller on top). I did not require any alterations, however, I should have altered the length because it was a bit difficult to walk it.
I wore a lace topper and sash to complement the dress. I would definitely recommend this dress!
September 13, 2014
Worth getting your hopes up for
I have been in love with this dress for months, and I'm in more love now that I own it. When I first took it out of the bag it was a little stiff but that was expected because it's been sitting in a package for who knows how long. The longer I moved around in it the more it loosened up. It is very flowy and airy. It is a little see through, but that's ok because my undergarments are near impossible to see. I bought the size 0. I am 5'2, 105 lbs, and measure 30, 24, and 36...so it will need a little altering! I will have it shortened in the front and leave it long in the back for a train. I CANNOT wait to wear this dress for my winter wedding!
I am very pleased with my entire experience with BHLDN. The dress is wonderful, great customer service, and I received the dress three days after I placed the order. I will be ordering from them again.
September 11, 2014