Beautiful Dress! Fit Guide Not Helpful
I absolutely love this dress! However, getting the correct size has been a nightmare. I have had to order this dress 3 times (and pay overnight shipping). My fiance and I planned a quick wedding so I needed the gown pretty fast. I read the fit guide, took my measurements, emailed the help on the website to verify the size I should order. They recommended a 12 based off of my biggest measurement. Seemed rather large to me, but went for it anyway. Way too big! That one was sent back and I ordered a 10, just worried about my hips! Another fail. This time I had my friends re-take my measurements and measure the excess fabric on the 10 to help me decide what size to order. I finally ordered a size 6 (And a BHLDN rep very kindly took off the shipping charge for this one). The 6 fit perfectly! The measurements just don't make sense to me. Either way, I have my dress, it's a perfect fit and and I can't wait to get married in it! It really is more beautiful in person than in the picture.
September 10, 2014
even prettier in person
This dress exceeded my expectations. The lace detailing is even prettier in person and the fit was great. I had shopped for months for a dress appropriate for an intimate beach wedding - this one fit the bill in every way: elegant, light enough for hot weather, and gorgeous details without being too precious.
Sizing: I was one size smaller than the size chart indicated. I'm glad I tried the size down before taking it in for extensive tailoring. The smaller size fit with no alterations (except shortening). Returning the one that didn't fit was as easy as could be. I couldn't have been happier with my BHLDN shopping experience.
July 28, 2014
I ordered this online and wondered how it would be when it arrived-on time and nicely...well I received it today and it is gorgeous. As pictured...only better!
I am 5'6" 150 lbs 36 full B, athletic shape, and the size 6 fit to the T perfect.
This is a beautiful, romantic, and flattering dress. I am very excited to have found my perfect dress.
July 17, 2014
I tried on several gorgeous dresses at bhldn, but this was the one that I really loved. I was drawn to the antique look of the lace and simplicity of the style. The bottom lace on this dress has a delicate and beautifully sewn scalloped lace. If you zoom in, you will see it. The picture here on the website does not display just how lovely this dress is. I am 5'3" with curves-- it seems this dress fits my body perfectly, giving accent where I want it. I purchased a size 8 and will be shortening it at the shoulders and just above the knees, where the two different laces come together. This way I will not lose any of that detailed scallop at my feet. The slip that comes with this dress was not silky enough to wear with it, so I got my own.
Don't be deterred by the model here; it is an absolutely beautiful dress!
June 26, 2014