Very flattering dress
My dress arrived yesterday (only a week after I bought it) and it's definitely the most flattering wedding dress I've ever tried. It's simple, elegant and comfortable, and that's exactly what I was looking for. I bought a size 4 -- which is what I usually wear -- because I was afraid the 2 would be too tight around my hips (39 1/2 inches). It's a little big around my waist but I'm not even sure if it needs to be taken in. My other measurements are: bust 34 1/2 and waist 28.
March 5, 2014
Beautiful dress!! Smelly packaging.
I tried on the size 4 in the Chicago store and ended up ordering the size 2, based on the recommendation from my consultant. It arrived very quickly and fits well. I am about 5'9", 125 lbs, and a 34D. I plan on wearing flats, so the length is perfect. It may need to be taken in a bit around the waist, but I plan to wear a belt with it, so that could take care of the problem.
On the downside, the vinyl garment bag the dress was shipped in reeks with a terrible plastic-y smell. The dress smells too, though I think with enough airing out it will be fine. I am disappointed with the quality of this packaging and immediately threw away the garment bag, as it was making my whole apartment smell like gross vinyl. I expected higher quality from BHLDN.
Overall, this dress is elegant, beautiful, and a great value for the price. It is exactly what I was looking for, and (as long as it no longer smells like plastic) I can't wait to wear it at my wedding!
February 20, 2014
Beautiful dress, great fit
This dress is beautiful! As suggested in other comments I ordered a size down (6 to 4) from what was recommended for my measurements. The length is a little long without a heeled shoe. Everything else about the dress fits perfectly. Plan to wear a belt to give it a little something extra.
February 20, 2014
Pretty and comfortable
I'm normally a 4, and as suggested, I ordered a size 2 since the gown runs large. It's a beautiful style and color - I love the accent of the nude under layer against the lace. The fabric, however, is a bit heavier than I anticipated, and due to the train, you get the sensation that the dress is being pulled down in the back. Due to some extra fabric in the waist area, the pulling prevents the "hip hugging" that I desire and that is also shown on the model in the photo. Luckily, the fabric is stretchy, and therefore I'm going to try the next size down. I may, however, just need to get the waist taken in a bit. I also plan to wear a sash which would visually help to create a waist in this dress.
February 10, 2014