Burnished Organza Gown
Living in Australia I was really concerned about buying this gown on line; what if it didn't fit, or looked nothing like the picture? I am so happy I took the leap after finding nothing I liked close to home and needing the dress very quickly. BHLDN staff were so helpful, making sure I chose the right size and giving me tips on how to alter the dress if needed. The option to return it was a key factor in going ahead with the purchase. The comprehensive images and videos that I found featuring the gown on the BHLDN site and Fb pages showed me just how the dress would look on various body shapes, not just the model.
My dress arrived 4 days, yes, just 4 days after ordering. It looked EXACTLY like the images on the website, from the detail, the way the dress falls, to the colour of the lace. I chose the size 2, being 168cm and 55kg with a reasonably small bust. I did need to take it in a little around the waist and loosen the bust slightly (it pushed my chest up too much, looking squished) but that was easily altered by my seamstress and ended up making my boobs look great ;). The length was perfect if I wore high heels. I went with flats so I needed to take the bottom layer up a little which was easy and didn't affect the look of the skirt at all.
The dress is stunning. I had it steamed to fluff out the lace layers before I wore it. I am still getting comments from guests at the wedding and people I don't even know (friends of friends) who have seen my photos on Facebook. It really is a talking point. It is fun, flirty but still sophisticated and romantic. The beaded bust did rub under my arms a little, but it isn't enough of an issue to mark the dress down at all. The silk waist did fold a bit too, but I think it suited the dress. If the boning was a little more solid, the issue would be resolved. I just had to pull it up every now and then when I was dancing towards the end of the night.
It is light and so comfortable, awesomely flattering and fit in perfectly with our summer garden wedding. I love it so much and wish I could wear it again!
I wanted to review this gown because it was ultimately the reviews from others that convinced me to purchase it. Thank you everyone who did, you helped me find the ultimate gown for my wedding!
May 3, 2013
My wedding was July 17, 2011 I was looking all over for a dress that was different. When i came across this dress i knew i had to have it. The dress looks even better in person the fit was perfect. Such an elegant bohemian look.
December 24, 2012
amazing gorgeous elegant
this was my dress on my wedding day - when my husband saw me walking down the aisle, i saw him well up... maybe it was me, maybe it was the dress, but the dress itself allowed me to live my fantasy being the bride i was meant to be. I felt like myself, I felt like I was special and fashionable and cool. I made it more traditional by having a cathedral length veil, and then taking it out for the reception with a big giant flower in my hair. This was meant to be worn as a party dress, and it was a party dress. I loved wearing it, it was so comfy, and made my boobs look phenom if I dont mind saying :)
November 16, 2012
Beautiful and Unique Dress
I love this dress! I am so pleased with the quality and how stunning it is. It's much more beautiful in person! The lace tiers lay softer and flatter than pictured, and the sequins are more of a dark gold/bronze color than bright gold as pictured on the model. If you are smaller on top, be prepared to have it altered! I'm a 32B and the size 4 is a good 2-3 inches too big in the bust.
I do have two complaints - one being with the customer service. I got conflicting information from two different associates when I asked about returning to get another size, and very little apology for the inconvenience.
Also, the first dress I received came in a beautiful, durable, thick, vinyl-like bag. When I exchanged for a smaller size, it came in a flimsy cotton bag! If anything spills on the new bag, or if it rains, the dress is ruined! I'll definitely have to purchase my own gown bag if I want to protect this gorgeous gown...
May 14, 2012