I say extremely suprised because after reading all of the reviews, and being almost certain this would not be long enough for me, I decided to order it anyways because I love the look of this dress so much.
I'm 5'11", 148lbs and pretty thin. I took every measurement, compared to the chart, and went with my usual size 8. #My bust size was exact to size 8, but all other measurements were closer to the size 6. I still went with the 8 anyways for extra length, and it fit perfect.# The dress fits me exactly like the model pictured, and the length looks exactly as the model picture as well.
The sheer outer layer hangs on the floor a bit, and the nude-colored underslip comes to my ankle. I can definitely get away with wearing a 2 or 3 inch heel if I wanted to, without this looking too short. I'm incredibly suprised, after reading the reviews from gals 5'8" and over, that the length was perfect for me.
Like EVERYone else says, this dress is so much prettier in person than in photos. The beading is quite delicate though. When I recieved it, one of the strings broke and was missing some beads, but it's fairly unnoticeable and easily fixable, so I don't mind it. There's also so much going on with this dress that I don't think anyone would ever notice an imperfection. The package comes shipped beautifully in a garment bag and wooden hanger #inside the box, of course.#
Some reviewers say it's too see-through, but I would disagree, as the slip under seems pretty opaque -- just thin. I'm going to wear a nude bra with it, and it will be perfect. No alterations needed.
The color to me is a true nude #with a "tannish" tone#. Very beautiful - but definitely not ivory or champagne, if that's what you're going for.
Overall, great experience, and a really great dress. Give it a shot! You can always return if it doesn't work out. ;-)
June 5, 2014
I spent a few months drooling over this dress online before I finally realized that I wasn't going to find such a stunning dress anywhere else. Once I tried it on at the BHLDN in Beverly Hills, I immediately knew this was THE dress! The intricate beading and sheer material really makes you feel like an old hollywood movie star. I'm petite and 5"2 and got the size 0 and didn't need any alterations. I debated taking off an inch or two off the bottom but decided against it since it looks beautiful when you walk (instead, I got higher heels than planned).
Just as a heads up, if you're having a garden wedding, the dress will start to gather up little leaves and twigs on the bottom as you walk around. The delicate, sheer material does start to snag a bit on the bottom. Also, remember to fix your slip under often, especially when taking pictures. When walking, it may start to ride up or move and it is visible through the dress.
I got so many compliments on this dress, don't hesitate to get it!
May 28, 2014
Stunner -- only one small complaint!
This dress is more stunning in person than you can imagine; anyone slipping into it will feel like a movie star. The beading is exquisite and the details are intricate. Absolutely perfect for a non-traditional, vintage-loving bride. It fits comfortably and well; only a few expected adjustments will need to be made before wearing it. Something to consider is how tall or short you are -- this dress is made for a tall woman. I am 5'2 and I'm used to having nearly all pants and dresses hemmed to fall correctly, but the details at the bottom of this dress are so out of a dream that you will not want to have the bottom hemmed. What I plan to do is have some beading removed around the waist line in order for the bottom to be lifted so none of the bottom beads have to be compromised. My one and only complaint is that for the amount of money I paid, I wish this dress wasn't so see-through. I will need to have another layer added to avoid showing too much on my wedding day. Otherwise, this is a total stunner.
April 22, 2014
Breathtaking Details! I felt like a Queen!
I don't even know where to begin! I was a bit nervous ordering my gown online without trying it onâ?¦ But when it arrived I was absolutely speechless! The color was slightly darker in person then it seems online, but I actually liked that more. It does, however, photograph the way it looks online.
There is no way to understand the detail and exquisite nature of this gorgeous dress without seeing it in person. You will not be disappointed! I am 5'4" and 100 pounds â?? the size fit like a charm. It was only ever so slightly roomier than anticipated but I added a small sash in the back to cinch it into my waist using the 2" of fabric that I hemmed off the bottom edge. BHLDN was incredible to work with and made everything a breeze.
My wedding was six months ago and people still cannot stop talking about the dress! Best. Decision. Ever.
April 3, 2014