Beautiful dress, but not for me
As the other reviews mention, the fabric on this dress is beautiful, and it's a well-made dress. I ordered a size 8 instead of my usual 4/6 because both of those sizes were out of stock (for reference, I'm 5'2" and 128 lbs.). As I expected, the dress was too big, especially in the bust area (even though I have a large bust), and I would have needed to shorten the straps. However, I was hesitant to alter the dress because it was difficult to get on and off due to the placement of the zipper. I was afraid that shortening the straps and taking in the bust would make it impossible to get the dress on or off, so unfortunately I had to send it back.
July 17, 2013
Perfect for a garden wedding
This dress was perfect for our garden wedding. The color is beautiful and has slightly more shimmer than in the picture. The fabric is comfortable and the dress is very well made. The size guide is accurate. I'm a size 4/6 (36, 27, 37) and I ordered a size 6, which fit well. The bow in front makes it easy to adjust the fit if it's a little big.
The length is a bit longer than it seems on the model. I'm 5'7" and it hit me just above the knee, which I thought was the perfect length.
Overall I was very happy with the dress on the day and it looks great in the pictures.
July 5, 2013
This is the first dress I've purchased from BHLDN and I am incredibly impressed by the quality of the fabric and craftsmanship. The fabric is luminous! The fit is classic, comfortable, and very flattering. I'm delighted to wear this for our garden party wedding and to many other events in the future! I generally wear a size 4 for other major brands and ordered a size 6 in this dress. The provided fit guide was very helpful and on point. I've been very impressed by the customer service as well.
June 7, 2013
I have ordered this dress and was very happy to see the beautiful subdued shimmer color.
However , it runs small and the cleavage stays more open than it should, you have to constantly pull it together. I tried to put a pin on it but that does not look good having it is such an obvious place.
I would recommend ordering it one size larger, and early enough that if you need to exchange it or to have it tailored, you have time to do it before your event,.
Beautiful dress though...
May 21, 2013