Online photos do not do this gown justice
This gown is simply stunning in person and I am thrilled that it is mine. The consultant fitted me for a size that was two sizes larger than the one I am now wearing. Once you get the right fit, it is extremely comfortable despite its weight due to the beading. I am considering having my tailor do a small bustle for the train so that the beautiful bead work does not get ruined throughout the night.
November 4, 2014
Glamorously accentuates curves
As anyone who is a size 12 or above knows, shopping for a bridal gown is an emotionally exhausting experience. BHLDN has been my savior with many dresses that were flattering on me. After 8 months of searching, I had already just celebrated finding "my dress" at BHLDN when, only days later, Elsa appeared. Although it was out of my price range and although I was set on wearing a vintage lace dress, once I tried this on, it was a clear winner. With my size 12/14 body, I felt so beautiful and glamorous in this dress. The pattern of beading is exquisite and the cut is so flattering on my curvy shape.
Like other reviewers said, it does run large. I purchased the 12, but probably could have gone with the 10. Keep in mind that the dress shrinks and stretches with you, so you have flexibility on the size. The dress is also quite long and you will most likely have to hem it - and it won't be cheap because it has to be done by hand. I had tried it on with 5" heels with my 5'7" height and it still dragged under my feet.
In my opinion, the beauty of this dress exceeds its cost. The design rivals that of far more expensive dresses.
November 3, 2014
I broke wedding dress shopping rule #1, never ever buy a dress online without trying it on 1st. EVEN MORE SO WHEN YOU LIVE IN ARGENTINA AND RETURNING IT WOULD BE ALOT HARDER!
But i did! And im so glad i did because i saw this dress and i knew i would not find anything else like it anywhere! i got it yesterday and its perfect.
I just wanted to say that i was between a size 0 and 2 and i went with my gut and the reviews and ordered a size 0 because it says that it runs larger. And it does, it fits me perfectly but a tab bit too big! but thats no issue!
And yes it is heavy! but i love it anyways!
Also the color! the dress is a lot WHITER then i thought i would be, the picture does not show the color properly because it is much much whiter!
Its still perfect, im keeping it! i love it!
October 14, 2014
sexy, vintage inspired dress
Loved the way the dress looked in person and fit my body. It does have some cons, though. It's sheer. I wore nude undergarments and you could easily see them. Also the glass beads make a horrible crunching sound when you step on them. This is inevitable if you try on a sample and are short like me (5'3). Even with the dress shortened to the appropriate length, I'm sure it would get stepped on throughout the night. I also hated the tulle skirt they pair this with. The best part of the dress is the slinky fit of it! I can't comment on sizing since I was in a sample and had it pinned to fit me. The BHLDN instore experience is awesome and can't recommend it enough.
September 27, 2014