I had the same feeling Lindsey! When I received my dress in the mail, I was nervous and excited. It fit perfectly! I ordered a size 4 cause I matched perfectly to the custom size. It's amazing!
August 4, 2013
Beautiful lace dress!
I ordered this dress because of the design and awesome price. I wasn't expecting to be blown away because of the previous comments, but I love it! It came wrapped elegantly and in its own garment bag. I didn't feel like the lace was crunchy, stiff, or cheap feeling at all. The quality was very nice and delicate and added to the feminine quality of the dress.
I especially like the big thick grosgrain ribbon at the waist. It can be tied in the front or the back and accentuates my waist at just the right spot.
I'm 5'5 and 130 lbs with an hourglass shape and the 4 fit like a glove. I took off a star though because it's really long and there is no way I can wear this without hemming it. Also, the shoulders were a bit tight so I couldn't raise my arms high, but that is a common problem for me.
If you are debating whether to get this or not, get it. It's worth it for the unique design, fit, and quality.
August 3, 2013
Arabella arrived this afternoon. I raced to the bathroom to try it on, nerves and anticipation filling my insides. Stars and planets aligned, because this dress fits like an absolute dream.
The BHLDN customer service team was fantastic and supremely helpful. My measurements are 33x26x37 and ordered the size 2. It will need to be hemmed at the bottom, but everything else about the dress is purely magical.
July 31, 2013
altered but beautiful
I just bought this dress and originally I didn't even want to try it on because of the crazy bell sleeves but I thought I would give it a shot and I loved it! The fit is beautiful, I feel tall and glamorous. All the details are great, I especially love the neckline and the shiny buttons on the back. Great movement and comfortable to walk freely in. Though I decided the bell sleeves were too much so I am having it altered to a cap sleeve. It fits my large chest well and emphasizes a small waist.
July 28, 2013