Exquisite Details on a Unique Gown.
The immaculate detailing on this gown is what sold it for me. I had had my eye on it for some time and when BHLDN reduced the price, I jumped on the last Size 8 in stock - and I am so glad that I did! It fits like a glove; I will need no alterations. With the built-in bra cups, I will be able to go bra-less. That, combined with the lightweight construction of the dress will mean that I will feel as comfortable as possible on my wedding day, which is wonderful.
I had been deciding between the Ortensia and the Tia gowns and, though I love them both, this one had the extra-something-special that made my friends and family tear up when they saw it: winner!
My only criticism of the gown is the clasp in front. The rest of the dress is extremely rich and the pressed tin clasp feels cheap by comparison. I have purchased a vintage Art Deco diamontÃ© brooch to replace it. In the end, I appreciated this as a way to customize the dress and make it feel more my own.
I am 5'10" and am typical size 8; this dress fit me perfectly, if a tad long. If you are average height or petite, you will almost certainly need to have it shortened. It is a great fit for a hourglass figure with a long torso. I cannot wait to wear it at my wedding and I recommend it highly!
May 21, 2014
This gown in exactly what I was looking for. The details are gorgeous, especially the beading in the back. It is extremely comfortable. I am a typical size 12 and I will have to get the dress altered in the waist area. It does have a cup inside of it, but you will need to get some type of bra to wear underneath that is backless. The dress is light and the fabric is luxurious. It is also a little long. I am 5'8" and it is a couple inches longer than that. It is a steal now at this price! I can't wait to wear it at my wedding.
April 26, 2014
Absolutely Stunning Dress
Buy this dress! It is absolutely stunning and I'm so glad that I wore it to my wedding. I received so many compliments and it looks flawless in photographs.
The material is so soft and flows beautifully. The beading in the back is ornate and delicate, adding a unique touch that most wedding dresses don't have. I chose to make it a bit more casual with my hair down and minimal jewelry. This dress is so versatile but needs very little accessorizing since it speaks for itself.
I'm usually a size 6 but wore a size 4 in this dress, so I would recommend either buying your usual size or maybe one size smaller. I seriously can't emphasize how incredible this dress is and how blown away all of the guests were at how unique yet subtle it is. I highly, highly recommend this dress.
March 17, 2014
Although the pictures highlight the beautifully beaded back, they cannot describe how absolutely stunning this dress is in person. My first reaction was touching the dress while taking it out of the bag. The fabric is light and delicate, which compliments the feminine design of the dress as a whole. I am typically a size 4 dress, but ordered a size 6 because the 4 was not available. I'm happy to say that the dress fits like a glove (with a few adjustments necessary in the bust, but not much).
July 8, 2013