Overall the dress met my expectations.
3 of us purchased as a bridesmaid dress in plum. We are all different shapes, and dress can be worn different way to suit our style and shape.
Dress colour looks almost as exactly like it does online. Probably just a touch darker than I thought, but is not an issue. We took our own measurements and consulted BHLDN for recommendation on size to purchase.
Does run a little large in the bust. But the dress fits perfectly around the waist. Dress is very long, but as I am tall was not an issue. Easily hemmed if it is too long, which the other bridesmaid are doing.
Slightly disappointed with the material under the tulle as it is polyester. For the price we paid I did expect a little better quality in the material used.
As others have mentioned, it is tulle all over which if you don't look closely in the photos you wont realise.
Not likely that I will wear the dress again but meets my needs as a bridesmaid. Very pretty dress which will match the brides style. She also purchsed from this website.
September 8, 2014
Pretty, but fit problems
This is a nicely made dress, but I have tried on a couple of BHLDN bridesmaid dresses on now and they run very small in the bust. I am typically size 6, 34D and I can barely zip up the size 6 at the bustline. I am going to have to size up to at least an 8, more likely a 10. A 12 if I want to wear a bra. If you have busty bridesmaids, I'd actually recommend switching to a different brand. By the time the dress fits in the bust, the rest of the dress will be huge.
It is a forgiving cut for any tummy pooch and the skirt has more volume than the photograph portrays because of the netting. It's great for travel because the netting overlay doesn't wrinkle easily. I pulled it out of the box, hung it up and tried it on a few hours later and it looked pressed. The dress comes with a lot of additional length so it can be altered to hit at the floor once shoes are selected.
March 25, 2014
I had great hopes for this dress but unfortunately it's not as great as it looks online. I bought this dress in ivory in a size 4, hoping to wear it to my wedding.
Overall styling: This dress looks so elegant and glamorous online--and at a great price! However, there are a number of issues with it. First, you will only like this dress if you love tulle...because it's all tulle, all over, which is not as clear from the photos online. Also, the fabric under the tulle skirt is cheap polyester and will probably make you sweat.
Sizing: Almost true to size at waist (slightly bigger), but way too large in bust. If you put on a padded strapless bra to fill the dress, then your chest looks huge, because the dress already has structure and padding in the bust. However, without the bra, the dress sags down to the hips because of the weight in the bust. Also, you can see the sewn-in pads through the ivory tulle.
Price: This is a great price for a wedding gown, but brides, be nice to your bridesmaids and don't ask them to spend $260 on a dress that, albeit very pretty, they won't ever wear again (Given that it's all tulle, it's very unlikely that a bridesmaid will ever wear this again, except maybe in another wedding--If you've been a bridesmaid, you know I'm right about this).
Overall: Great potential but doesn't live up to expectations. Very accessible price, but only if you're talking wedding gowns, NOT bridesmaid dresses.
February 6, 2014
My bridal party ordered this dress in the plum and all I can say is.. To die for! This dress looks absolutely stunning on all of the girls and they are all different shapes and sizes. We were all a little skeptical to simply take our own measurements and go by the size chart, but the size chart is perfect in aiding with ordering the correct size. The only drawback of this dress is that it is long, but can easily be hemmed.
February 3, 2014