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I completely passed over this dress online and it was the last dress I tried on at the Boston BHLDN shop. Shannon was awesome to work with! The dress is two parts: a slip and a top layer (with all the sequins)A line dress. It is form fitting on top and slightly flowing on the bottom. This dress is so flattering on me (I am smaller on top and a bit larger on the bottom) and it is super comfortable. We are getting married in the late fall and so the color which is like an oyster with the opalescent beads is perfect. The style reminds me of Jenny Packham for a fraction of the price. The back is beautiful and I love the cap sleeve. The models are too small to really highlight the beauty of this dress. We are having a vintage wedding and this completely fits the bill. This dress is sparkly but not over the top. I am 5'6" and about 145 and the 6 fit me perfectly. The length was also good with 4" heels although I will have to have it slightly shortened.
August 25, 2014
Gorgeous gown, great for tall brides wanting some glam
I tried on this gown with the intention to remove the cap sleeves professionally. The back is stunning--you will definitely want to wear your hair up for this. This gown is gorgeous and elegant. However it did not work for me. I am 5'1" and was afraid of altering the beading at the bottom of the dress as well as the thickness of the middle of the dress as it was not proportionate to my body size. In addition I did not like the way the v-cut was in the front of the dress. Do not get me wrong, this would look INCREDIBLE on a tall bride. The beads and sequins are stunning and the gown catches the light just the right way. The photos do not do it justice. There is a slip underneath with the shear beaded outside of the gown giving it a textured look but also remaining flattering. I wish it had worked for me :/
July 6, 2014
Such a beautiful dress. I love the quality and sparkle. The back detail is amazing. The beading is intricate and delicate. I like the slip underneath and it feels cool and comfortable. My only negative is that it will be challenging to shorten since the beading goes so close to the edge. Overall this is great purchase! I think this is the one! :-)
June 27, 2014
This dress is beautiful. The sizing is pretty accurate. I am between an 8-10 and ordered the 8. It doesn't fit like a glove but I like my clothing a bit loose.
I really want to love this dress - but it has a lot more sequins than the photo shows. I was expecting it to be mostly beadwork and the beadwork is barely noticeable. The comments I've heard from friends and family who've seen this dress on me are that it's VERY sparkly and that's pretty much all they notice. Sadly this dress will be going back.
June 27, 2014