The gown is lovely, but it's not the ivory color I was expecting. I'd call it more of a bisque. For this reason, I have to return it.
April 23, 2014
Great Dress, Unbearable smell from shipping, though...!
Just like the reviewer below--I loved this dress, it's exactly what I was looking for--simple but a great shape.
Sadly, the bag it's shipped in has the most awful smell you can imagine. Like grease/gasoline. It's terrible.
I'm also not willing to risk cleaning this dress and then not be able to return it if the smell can't be removed.
It's really disappointing. And I can't believe anyone packed this dress in such a terrible smelling bag.
March 1, 2014
(This is my second time reviewing this item, as the first one never showed up on the reviews.)
First, I'll say that I am completely in love with this dress. It's simple and hugs my curves (with shapewear - otherwise it's a bit too snug), not overly precious - just an amazing and feminine dress. I was so excited to receive my dress not even a full 2 days after I ordered it. The first thing I noticed was a faint gasoline smell when I picked up the box. Then I opened the box and the smell of gasoline was overpowering. The vinyl bag that the dress came in smelled like it was shipped in the fuel tank of the airplane. It made the dress reek of gasoline. I'm not willing to risk having it dry cleaned only to discover that the smell can't be removed, then I'd be stuck with a pungent dress that I can't wear.
Really disappointed with the situation. I only gave it two stars because the dress is so unbelievably amazing (even though it's a bit darker in person than it looks in the picture). It's just heartbreaking to fall in love with THE dress only to discover that you can't wear it. I returned the dress. I still want to purchase my gown from BHLDN, and I sincerely hope that my next experience with them isn't this sad.
February 20, 2014
A couple things
I like this dress. I've had my eye on it for some time because of its simplicity. I really like the 4th image of the dress pictured with the bow placed in the front of the gown, however the sash pictured is not the sash that comes with the dress. My guess is that sash is the 'simply silk sash' that is no longer available. The sash that came with the dress is not nearly as long and doesn't seem to be quite as great of quality. My only other issue #hense review title is a couple things# is that I will need the perfect undergarments for this dress - I am slim and you can see my hips and undies through the fabric. As others mentioned, hopefully spanx will help with this! Overall I found the other reviews for sizing to be helpful - I'm 5'8 115 pounds 34B and went with the size 2. it fits pretty well and will just need to be taken up since I plan on wearing flat shoes.
February 10, 2014