Don't overlook this gown!
I'll start by saying that my dress budget was $5,000 and I was prepared to spend as much as needed to buy a dress that I loved. I LOVED this dress! I went to the BHLDN in Georgetown thinking that Tamsin or Onyx would be my choice and ended up going with Livia, without question. The quality is exceptional and it can be personalized with a variety of sashes. Really any sash goes with it, it's just a personal preference.
I have a small frame so a lot of the other dresses just made me look like I was being swallowed by fabric. It is pretty form-fitting so I would say that you have to be pretty confident with your figure to wear this dress as it does show off chest and bum size. I absolutely can't wait to wear this dress next August!
November 10, 2014
I said YES to this dress!
Unlike the others, I already had my eye on this dress when I saw this on the website because of its simple elegance. The $800 price tag is the other factor since for a dress that's really well made and excellent quality, this dress delivered the wow-value!
I tried on many dresses in the NYC location that day and saved this dress for last. When my friend saw me on this dress, her eyes lit up and started getting emotional. This was the dress for me!
I also bought the belt that came in the picture even though the dress actually came with its own silk sash. I though the belt added a little style in the front since it looks very simple but with the WOW factor at the back.
I bought this wedding dress that same day and got it delivered in less than 2 weeks.
I'm 5'1 at 117 lbs. I bought a size 2 which fits my body perfectly well. It will only require a little adjustment at the top to make it more snug and hem the train a bit.
I heart this dress!
October 25, 2014
I, like the other reviews, almost completely skipped over this dress and was about to walk away with the Penelope until the woman helping me out told me that she really wanted to see me in one last dress. I was resistant to trying anything else on, but figured it couldn't hurt and when I walked out all of my bridesmaids started crying. The dress falls beautifully and covers a lot of little imperfections. It is truly gorgeous.
One note - I was trying on a size 6 in the Penelope, but this dress isn't very forgiving for large breasts, so I ended up buying it in a 12! If you're large chested, buy way up and get it tailored down.
I'm getting married in three months and neglected to buy a dress. Every other shop I went to told me it would be hard to find a dress, but this one was in my closet less than a week later.
October 6, 2014
I originally wasn't going to try this dress on because it looked a little plain on the rack, but I'm so happy I gave it a chance! It's so beautiful on that I fell in love with it right away. It's elegant and classic and has a very old-Hollywood look. It's also very comfortable and form fitting so it's a little sexy too. The pictures don't do it justice - I walked out with this dress that day â?º
September 23, 2014