I wanted this to be the one
I tried this dress on in the BHLDN Chestnut Hill location and absolutely loved it. I promptly ordered it and was tickled that I found "the dress." However, I was really disappointed by the dress that arrived. The slip underneath felt very cheap and was very ill fitting. The dress felt kind of cheap and I found some buttons had fallen off before I even tried it on. I know wedding dresses are meant to be tailored, but this dress would have needed VERY heavy tailoring to fit me (I am petite, 5'2" and 110 lbs, and ordered a 00 and it was huge on me in all the wrong places). I was hoping by ordering from BHLD I could avoid dealing with too many alterations, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Sadly, the dress has been returned and I am back on the hunt.
October 10, 2014
Gorgeous perfect mix of classic and sexy
my experience at the NYC store with Emily was amazing. I traveled from Buffalo, and if you have the option of going to the store to try on all of the amazing dresses - i say go for it you won't regret it. Unlike typical bridal shops you aren't clipped into a dress that is too large and left to imagine what it might look like.
The dress i tried on resembles picture 3 because the lining is champagne. They offer it in 2 lining colors ivory and champagne. I think that the champagne makes the classic style and look of the dress a bit more current and modern. The back is amazing and will add interest especially with an up-do.
For reference-I am five feet tall and typically wear a 4 or 6 petite with a 36C chest. The 4 fit perfectly in the body and will just need the straps taken up and the length shortened. ( the way they described the process i do not think hemming will take away from the dress at all).
i also want to say i hadn't planned on getting this style of dress. i really wanted something fitted to the waist and flowy but found that because of my height a body skimming fitted style suited me best .
short curvy girls- try this dress!!! you will feel amazing in it. I can't speak for the lucky average height and above girls out there- but I can't say enough good things about this dress
October 1, 2014
Sighs...Just so Romantic
This gown is just absolutely beautiful. When I saw this on the site, I just had to make an appt at the Georgetown BHLDN to try it on. Originally, I had already decided on another BHLDN gown, but after I put this one on, it was game over.
The fit of the gown is just so comfortable and the white lace really pops since the slip worn underneath is of a darker nude color. It is so light I'm wearing it for my extra long day that will consist of a Catholic and outdoor ceremony!
When I walked out, my entourage gasped and said it was so bridal. Then, they were further taken by surprise after glancing at the back!
My must-haves were lace, tulle and buttons. This dress had everything on my check list.
I am 5'3 and 123 lbs and approx. 34-27-36 right now and the size 2 fit perfectly.
If you are just thinking about trying on this gown, I urge you to do so! You will feel like an absolute bride in this truly stunning gown.
September 7, 2014
This dress caught my eye the first time I saw it on the website and it was the exact style I was looking for in a wedding dress. I immediately made an appointment at the store in Chestnut Hill, MA and fell in love with the dress. I love the lace detail and especially love the back of this dress. It hits in all the right places, especially if you have some curves. I am 5'5 and 130 lbs. and fit a size 4. My stylist was extremely friendly and welcoming and put no pressure at all to purchase this dress.
August 31, 2014