This was my reception dress. We had a 1920s theme going and this gown was simply stunning. I felt like an old-fashioned movie star! Such a fun dress. I'm petite (5' 105") and only had to have it hemmed (I wore size 2). Which could be tricky with the beading, but luckily my tailor had done the same dress before. I didn't need to wear a bra with it because it is well padded, which only added to the comfort. Highly recommend!
July 21, 2014
Love this dress!
I am having a winter wedding and this dress is perfect! The gold is very festive and the dress feels much more expensive than it is. The back straps are actually slightly see through, which is lovely. It has breast cups, so if you are small chested and don't need a lot of support you will not need a bra.
Fit: I am 5-8 1/2, 137 pounds, 34 C, small waist/ribcage, bigger on the bottom. The size 4 fits like a glove. I am usually a 4 in dresses (Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, etc.). The length was fine. With bare feet, the tulle just touches the floor and the outer layer rests a little on the floor. I am thinking 2-inch heels. With 1.5 to 2-inch heels, it looks pretty much like the length in the picture. A higher heel would be fine, but the dress would hit the top of the shoes (which I think technically it is supposed to), rather than touching the floor.
This is the first dress I tried on and it's a keeper!
July 9, 2014
I bought this dress for my upcoming winter wedding this year. I adore this dress. It is a beautiful shade of champagne that warms my olive skin beautifully. It is lightweight, moves softly with your body, and is a perfect balance between old hollywood glam and gatsby. The beading is detailed and thoughtful, and makes the dress look much more expensive than it is.
I have an athletic small curvy build and the size 6 fits perfect. (street size 4) I am exactly 5'5" and the dress is a bit too long, even in heals. I will either hem it up or just buy higher shoes for my wedding.
Love the Maxine!
May 6, 2014
I first saw this dress online and knew it was going to be my wedding dress! I went into the store and it was love at first sight. Definitely not typical, which is what I love about it! absolutely gorgeous! I am 5'8, a size 4 on top and 8 on bottom and this fit beautifully. The length was prefect too. If you can, try it on in the store. She paired the dress with a blush colored veil and crystal headband. It was exactly what I had in mind.
I just received it in the mail... LESS THAN ONE WEEK after i tried it on! I am so impressed with BHLDN I will recommend it to every bride I know!
April 8, 2014