Queen Anne Dress
The photo doesn't do this vintage beauty justice. The lace is delicate and the gold-thread gives the dress a beautiful sheen. In dim lighting it had a candle-lit effect.The silhouette is a slightly more dramatic fit-and-flare than the photo suggests, though that could be because I am a wee-bit curvier than the model.
Because I'm on the taller side, I was concerned about the waist being too high, as a previous poster warned. It did hit above my natural waist, but not in a way that bothered me or diminished the proportions of the dress. On me, the hem hit exactly where it does on the model.
I ordered my standard size 6, and was surprised that it was a little snug through the bodice--I am often a full size smaller on top than on bottom.
My single, small complaint is that the gold sash that came with it was badly snagged. If I keep the dress I intend to request a new sash from BHLDN.
August 29, 2013
this was my dream wedding dress in theory... simple, pretty tea-length ivory lace dress. I rushed to the store to buy it as soon as it was available but when I tried it on at home there was something off about it that I couldn't put my finger on. My friend told me immediately what it was, the waist is too high. I am tall (5'10) so that could be the problem but I feel like the length of the skirt would be awkward on someone shorter....
August 24, 2013
True to form
The second I saw this dress, I knew it was the dress I would get married in. I bought a size 6 (which I usually wear), but was worried that it may be too large or small for me because it didn't know if the dress ran big or small. However, I got it yesterday and it fits perfectly! I love it and can't wait to get married in it! The sash comes with the dress (I wasn't sure because the third photo is taken with another sash) so no need to buy one separately. The dress is very comfortable and will be easy to dance and sit in. The lace isn't scratchy at all. The only thing is that the dress is a little longer on me than on the model (goes to my mid lower legs instead of right below my knees). Other than that it is great!
August 24, 2013