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
Darker then expected
Very pretty dress, but I purchased the "Soft Plum" and it's a darker and more purple then shown online. Also there are memory foam-ish cups built in which are probably great if you're larger but a little overkill if you're smaller. Still the dress is very romantic.
December 21, 2013