My BHLDN experience began when I called the shop in Chicago for a last minute appointment when I found out my original dress which was ordered in January had not been made because of a computer error at the company's processing center, and it went undiscovered until late June!
My wedding date was August 10th 2013, and when I called the Chicago shop they were so accommodating to my last minute needs and made an appointment with Kate for 2 days later.
When I came to the appointment, I was on my own, my family is from out of town & couldn't make the trip so quickly to Chicago, but Kate & a few of the women from the new Beverley Hills shop were so sweet and made me feel so comfortable at a very stressful time.
When I tried on the Luella dress I knew it was the right dress for me! I am 5'2 and on the curvier side, about a size 10 and 32DDD bra size. The dress fit so well in all the right places. I tried on the stock piece in a 12, and ordered a 10, which still needed to be taken in a bit at the top, and the length was able to be adjusted by hemming it from the waist, so the lace at the bottom of the dress was not disturbed, which was a concern of mine. The one thing my seamstress recommended was to sew in a corset to give the dress more support, as it did tend to slide down a bit with a strapless bra on.
Overall my whole experience shopping for & wearing a BHLDN dress was amazing, and I am so thankful to have had such a stress free experience at the Chicago BHLDN after having to select a second dress less than 2 months from my wedding! I would recommend shopping with BHLDN to anyone!
August 11, 2013
lovely and elegant...perfect!
I absolutely LOVE this dress. I am lucky enough to live in Chicago, so I made an appointment and met with Ally. She was amazing. She suggested I try the Luella, but I was initially against anything strapless. Then I put on this gown. I felt like a BRIDE. I didn't have to look any further. The lace is so soft... Excellent quality. The bust detailing is gorgeous without adding any embellishments. I felt elegant, beautiful and it felt simple so I could accessorize any way I wanted. I am a size 12. There was a chance I could have gone down to a size 10 so I ordered both, but my chest was a little tight. I kept the 12. Thankfully I have to do little to no alterations - maybe just pulling in the chest/waist a bit. I'm curvy, and this dress is very flattering. I couldn't be happier. My Mother and MIL-to-be both said I picked the perfect gown. If you have the opportunity to visit a BHLDN store, I highly recommend it. The experience put me in the perfect state of mind for finding the dress that made me feel beautiful. I couldn't ask for more.
June 18, 2013
I love this dress, I went and tried it on in Houston and it fit perfectly!
I normally wear around a size 16 in normal dresses, but the size 12 fit me just right!
Even though I'm only 5'2" I think I can wear this for my November wedding without any alterations! I will need a great pair of shoes though!
May 11, 2013
soft, ethereal, vintage
this is a gorgeous, high quality dress. the silk is soft beyond belief. if this shape flatters you, there's nothing not to adore abt this dress... i've decided against strapless, otherwise this would definitely be in the running. it also looks quite pretty w/ many of the boleros and capelets bhldn offers. do size down! i'm currently a size 10 (broad-shouldered 36-C, w former swimmer's ribcage), ordered a size 10, but definitely would need an 8 in this. the size 10 was falling down. for height reference, i'm 5'7" and would not have needed to hem w/ 2+ inch heels.
May 8, 2013