Pinwheel Tea Dress
Adorable Dress: Well made
I received the Pinwheel dress last week and I tried it on immediately. The dress was packaged so nicely with a heavy bag and hanger. The sewing and craftsmanship is very excellent. Rare find these days. I love the back of the dress and the applique detail along the hem. I ordered a size smaller than I normally buy because Sara, the stylist, said it runs large. This was good advice. It fits a bit snug under my bust but when I pushed the shoulders out to the tips of my shoulder blades, the whole dress fell perfectly. It may take a few tries to get the fabric to lay flat when you zip it up. There are a lot of layers in bodice. Make sure when you try it on, you push the shoulders out a bit, just like the way the model is wearing it in order for the dress to hang correctly. I can't WAIT to wear this dress and accessorize it with some vintage details. It has just the right amount of quirkiness and elegance. :)
March 26, 2012
The first time I saw this dress a year ago, I knew it was the one for me. Being a non-tall, non-thin person with ample curves, I was able to finally try it on with the assistance of the personal stylist service - and it was a perfect fit. I did have to size up a little bit to accommodate my largest measurement (ahem, bosom), but the fit was just right the first try. With a bit of hemming, this dress will be good to go on my wedding day, and I can't thank the stylists at BHLDN enough for being honest about their feedback!
February 19, 2012
Not for me...
I love everything about this dress! The style, the ruching, offset straps, the pinwheels, the big beautiful bow, fabric, poofiness, everything!
I got it home and put it on and it just hung there... It did not flatter my figure at all. I was disappointed, but found just what I was looking for in the Beribboned Dress (with the addition of a crinoline slip).
January 23, 2012
Perfect fit on the second try
After months of searching for the perfect dress and being repeatedly drawn to this one, I finally took the plunge and ordered it. I ordered based on the size chart. Unfortunately, I had to return the first one as it was WAY to big on the top. I reordered down two sizes after conferring with the stylist for a proper fit to my bust/waist. It was a perfect fit! I didn't mind the length, closer to mid than upper calf and I didn't have to have any alterations for the bust or waist. I wore it last weekend for my wedding and received endless compliments about my perfect dress!
November 12, 2011