Beautiful dress, I loved wearing it!!
I really loved wearing this dress at my wedding a couple of weeks ago! It made me feel amazing, and I got so many lovely comments on it on the day.
This dress is just beautiful - The outer dress is like a very fine net material, in a warm champagne colour, with the metallic sequin and bead detail, and the inner slip is silk in beigey/gold. It hangs and moves beautifully and really does make you feel special.
I wasn't too sure about ordering as I am in the UK, so getting the correct size was a consideration, plus the import taxes, but I took my measurements and went for it. I wasn't disappointed! The dress came in just 3 days - great service from BHLDN. (They were also very helpful when I had questions before ordering.) It was well packaged and came in a lovely BHLDN dress cover. The only thing to note here for UK customers is the import taxes - I think I paid between Â£250-Â£300 as an additional cost to the dress and p&p, which was fine as I had included this in the overall budget, so was totally worth it to get the right dress. There is nothing like BHLDN in the UK that I could find.
I am usually a UK 10-12 on top and UK 12 on the bottom, and the US size 8 was right for me (I compared my measurements to those given on the website), including the length. There is room in the bottom half of the dress if you are bigger around the hips, like me, it just means that the slip is closer fitting.
As others have commented, the slip is not the best in terms of quality or construction, but I got some good nude underwear and it was fine (Good underwear is essential as the dress is quite unforgiving due to the thin material and colour!). The only annoying thing is that the slip moves around and goes a bit off centre at the bottom half so you have to keep adjusting it to make sure it sits ok for photos. I also had to sew it slightly at the top of the slit to make sure it matched up with the slit length of the outer dress. The straps on the slip are adjustable, which is really useful so you can make sure it sits ok at the bust and waist. There are also small string tabs on the inside of the outer dress to secure the two layers together at the shoulders, which helps the slip straps stay in place.
It's great to see from other people's photos that this dress suits so many different people and styles of wedding. I would say if you are considering it, go for it!
Thanks BHLDN for a great experience, and thanks to all previous reviewers for helping me in my decision! LOVED this dress!!!
September 14, 2013
Like a princess
I bought this dress several months ago for my daughter's wedding. I saw it in a bridal magazine. Nothing compared at the bridal salons.
I am normally a size 4 but I had to order the 6 due to the 4 being out of stock. It fit perfectly. Actually very similar to model with a little room in the band in back.
Everyone loved the dress. I felt special just walking in it. It really just swings beautifully. I would definitely recommend this dress.
September 10, 2013
I adore this dress
I had seen this dress online and really liked it but didnt think much of it since i couldnt try it on. I had been a few local boutiques and didnt see anything that caught my eye so after looking further into BHLDN I saw i had 30 days to try it on and return it if it didnt work. Im so glad i gave it a shot. This dress is ' THE ONE". I am 5'11 and size 6 and was weary after reading reviews about the length but its perfect for me since i will be wearing flats. I encourage anyone on the fence to just try it. It is a more creamy color but thats perfect for me since I am going for a vintage look. The dress is so light and flowy and has great movement. The packaging was beautiful and I cant wait to wear this for my big day.
August 25, 2013
After trying on what feels like hundreds of wedding dresses for my October Sunday Brunch wedding next year, I finally decided to give this gorgeous dress a try. As someone who has never successfully ordered any clothing online, I was hesitant. I ordered the dress this Tuesday and received it the very next day! The packaging was beautiful and felt so special. I slipped the dress on and excitedly made my way out to the full-length mirror. It. Was. Gorgeous! It fits beautifully. I am a street size 8 and ordered the same. I have breathing room in the empire waist, and in a 4 inch heel (im 5'3") it is the perfect length (which NEVER happens). In person, this dress is nothing short breath-taking. I am so thrilled with this gown, and the experience I had with ordering/shipping, etc. was flawless from start to finish. I would recommend this gown for any bride looking for an easy, fun, elegant, not so wedding-y gown. Bhldn took the experience of dress shopping from grueling to completely effortless. Thank you!
August 21, 2013