This is it!
I was apprehensive about ordering a gown online, but the other reviews and sizing guides are accurate. I ordered a 6 based on my measurements 37-29-39. The waist and hips fit perfectly. The bust is large and I will need a combination of cups sewn in and it taken in a bit to get the correct fit. I was worried this was a dress for a skinny person but the fabric is the perfect weight, not too heavy but doesn't show every lump and bump either. Lightweight spanx should be fine. The color is a nice ivory that looks great with my lighter skin tone and the contrast of white lace. I still need to meet with my tailor, but I'm wondering what others have done for a bustle for dancing?
August 6, 2014
I purchased a 0 based on other reviews. Like many other reviewers, I thought the top had an odd fit. Overall the dress probably flatters more curvy women.. it does not have much shape to it. The lace shoulder pieces in the front seemed very wide, and the closure on the back was higher on me than on the model. Overall ended up being pretty awkward and was returned.
The quality seemed fine.
July 28, 2014
This was it!
I purchased this dress for our May 2015 wedding, and it turned out to be a perfect fit. The wedding ceremony is outside, and this dress will be perfect because it isn't too heavy (unlike many other wedding dresses I tried on). It's also a gorgeous ivory color, which I found more flattering on my lighter skin tone. If you are petite and thin, keep in mind that you will likely need alterations done. For reference, I am 5'3" ~107 lbs 32C; I will have to have the dress taken in at the sides and up at the shoulders (which will also help to bring the waist to the correct spot) and the bottom hemmed. If you are small-chested like I am, you can easily have cups sown into the dress so you don't have to worry about a bra. I feel beautiful and classy in this dress and can't wait to wear it next May.
July 23, 2014
My sister told me about BHLDN, and the second I visited the site, I knew I'd find my dress here. I initially passed over this dress because it seemed a bit formal, but once I started looking at it, decided to give it a try. (I mean, why not? They have an awesome return policy!) I'll be completely honest, the second that I pulled this dress out of the garment bag, I knew. I had ordered another dress with it to try, which was very pretty, but it didn't come close. The contrast between the cream gown and the white lace is lovely and it hugs you in all the right spots. It was a bit large at the top and very long, but with minor alterations it will be perfect. I'm going for more of a bohemian feel for the wedding, and though this dress is more on the soft, feminine side, I think paired with some fun colors and flowers, it will be perfect. I'm in love with this dress and can't wait to wear it for my outdoor wedding next April!
July 22, 2014