non traditional dress with a little vavavoom
I had a very different idea of what I wanted in a dress, and to be honest, even when I bought it I wasn't completely sold. However, on the day of our wedding when I put it on, I was thrilled. It's a beautiful gown, and didn't even need any alterations. (I am 5'7", have a high waist, about 37"/29"/40"). I tore the hem to pieces during the reception since it's so gauzy and light. My only quibble is that there is a slight gap in the netting in the back, but it's visible in the photos, so it's not something I wasn't aware of.
August 13, 2013
The moment I tried this dress on, I was hooked. like the other reviews mention, it's an ivory dress, not diamond white like the model would lead you to believe. It was SO comfortable, totally true to size, and extremely flattering. People raved all night about unique yet classic it was. I truly felt like a princess.
Note-we had intended on getting married on the beach but weather did not permit. We did take photos on the beach and quickly realized that the over layer picked up every single stick and bug. I wouldn't recommend this dress for a beach wedding, but photos are great!
July 9, 2013
This dress is ivory (in the pics it shows as white). The silk and gauze fabric are gorgeous much more so than in the pic. My bust is 35''. I ordered both 4 and 6 as according to the size chart I fall in between. I am trying to decide whether to have the 4 altered to expand a bit in the chest or alter the 6 to fit tighter. The four is quite tight in the chest but I like the way it fits in the shoulders and waist better than the 6. The seams have very little room for expansion in the chest area but I'll if my seamstress can do something creative.
March 8, 2013
The craftsmanship in the dress is amazing. I only had 6 weeks to organise our DIY wedding in Australia, so purchasing this dress really took a leap of faith... and boy did it pay off! It arrived in Australia within 7 working days and as soon as I put on the dress, I knew that this was the one.
The BHLDN consultant was very helpful in determining the right size, and the dress fitted almost perfectly. I had a tailor take it up and we reduced the train of the dress slightly so it wouldn't get caught on my shoes. We also put in a couple of subtle darts in the delicate bodice so it wouldn't gape. This made the dress flawless! My tailor kept commenting on the outstanding quality of this garment.
The dress is a timeless classic, yet it is also so unique. I haven't seen anything else quite like it. I had so many wonderful compliments on the day. The embroidery is stunning and on the sheer bodice it felt like it floated on my dÃ©colletage. I also bought a floral sash which helped accentuate the dress and waistline.
Yes, the dress is extremely delicate, but I feel that this enhances its beauty. The dress was also extremely comfortable, flattering and I felt so beautiful on the day.
Yes - the price is high, (especially as there's stamps and duties when importing to Australia), but given the limited time I had to seek out a dress, I absolutely have no regrets. It is classic, yet unique. Fragile, yet beautiful. This dress will make you feel and look amazing.
January 5, 2013