This dress is absolutely gorgeous, light and airy. I am 5'6" and 150 pds and the size 12 fit me perfectly. I have a 38C bust and opted not to wear a bra, with a bra I looked too top heavy. I wore shapewear as to smooth out the form of the dress. I loved the length of the dress and there are two tiny buttons to bustle the dress a bit, but I added a ribbon on the underneath to pick the dress hem up a bit when walking and a bit of dancing. If you are a serious dancer, then you would probably rip the dress since it is so delicate. I made a Cathedral style veil to match the dress with the petals on it. So very comfortable to wear and I did not want to take it off.
June 4, 2014
Beautiful, Delicate, Runs Large
The dress runs at least one size too big, possibly two sizes depending on your shape. I highly recommend sizing down.
I am 5'2, and a consistent size 6 in dresses because of my bust. My hip and bust measurement are the same. I am a 32dd and the 8 in this dress needs to be taken in at the bust and waist.
If you are busty, this is a great dress - seemingly made for us! I was afraid that the textured fabric would add bulk, but it doesn't. If you are small busted or very pear-shaped - probably not the best dress choice.
I love this dress and I like it even better when I added an ivory ribbon around the waist.
It's very long on me, even with 4.5 inch heels, so if I wear it I will have to take it up significantly - so that's a consideration because I don't know how much of the pink will be lost.
Lastly, the dress is extremely delicate, it would tear in a heartbeat if stepped on, so budgeting for a reception dress may be a good idea if you go with this gown and you don't want to destroy it.
May 22, 2014
Pretty dress; arrived dirty
I am about 120lbs with 34dd bust and 26/27 designer jeans. I ordered 3 sizes to try on and the size 4 fits me well.
However, of all 3 sizes (4, 6, and 8) when I took them out of the box, they all had this various degree of grey, dusty dirty undertone in both the white and pink part. I contacted the customer service and they informed me size 4 was in back order so I decided to return all of them. It is not very professional of the company to charge $15 per gown but can't provide a clean garment. Nothing is worse than a greyish wedding dress!
May 16, 2014
Romantic and whimsical!
First of all BHLDN has been great! This is the second dress I have ordered and both dresses came very quickly and have been returned without any problems! Thank you BHLDN!
Now for the dress... I just received the dress last night and tried it on with my regular bra. The only thing you will need to do is have somebody add those little clasps that hold your bra straps in place, so no need for any special bra! This dress is so beautiful in person! The colors are exactly the same as the first two photos; a soft pink and the perfect ivory. The dress is very comfortable and does have a little button to bustle the train up a bit. I am 5'7" and will not need the dress hemmed if I wear 2-3 inch heels. I wear a 36C and ordered a size 8 and it fits quite well! There is not a corset inside. There is a long slip as a liner so some sort of undergarment to smooth things out a bit will be necessary for me, but may not be needed for every body type. I cannot wait to wear this dress at my wedding! Thanks again BHLDN!
March 26, 2014