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Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Understated elegance
I loved it. I felt so comfortable and beautiful in this dress.
I ordered two sizes, a 6 and a 4, but kept the size 4. For reference, I'm 5 ft. 3 in. and weigh 127 lbs. Modifications made: only the front of the dress was hemmed and opted not to have a bustle. I wore a 'mermaid gown' petticoat- didn't want the dress to look like a ballgown dress with a fuller petticoat. However, if that's the look you love and you're my height, it would work b/c it's a long dress. You should know that this dress has a built-in bra (I'm a full 34C)- good support all night. Like the other reviewer mentioned, it's hot, but once you hit the dance floor!! I also imagine any dress with multiple layers would feel the same though. To be fair, I did have an indoor wedding. To this day, I get complimented on my wedding dress- genuinely (because it's expected people tell you nice things the day of your wedding). One thing to note, although the sleeve caps are a BEAUTIFUL design element, they are restricting- limiting your shoulder mobility. It didn't bother me enough not to keep this dress :)
I hope you love it. It was my dream dress. Just perfect.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer beautiful but incredibly hot
I fell in love with this dress when I saw it online and was so sure that this would be THE dress... but unfortunately, it felt like I'd stepped into an oven when I put it on. I am almost always cold (including when trying on other wedding gowns), but the material on the top/body of this dress just does not breathe whatsoever, so it gets hot quickly. After just 5 minutes in the dress, I knew there was no way I could make it through an entire day of wearing it.
The fit itself is pretty true to the measurements on BHLDN. I ordered 2 sizes, what I measured at on the chart and one a size up. The main difference I saw/felt in both was in the chest area, and you could not see much of a difference in the waist for both dresses (so if you're between sizes, I would probably size up). The dress was very long, but that seems pretty typical of wedding dresses. The sleeves are even more beautiful in person than they are online, and I love the matching belt.... But it was way too hot to keep for my wedding. It might work for someone who is getting married in a ballroom that is blasting A/C.
October 9, 2016