Not for me
I was really excited to order this dress. However, everyone's reviews are right. This dress is very flimsy, it definitely looks more structured on the model. This dress is also meant for someone leaner than I am (I'm 5'0", smaller on top/pear shaped) - the belt didn't help in giving me a shape. The back also puckered but the straps didn't seem to need to be taken in. Sadly, this dress is going back and I'm on the hunt of a new rehearsal dress!
July 11, 2014
I was really looking forward to this dress and excited when it arrived. Unfortunately, it was awful. The measurements and proportions for this dress are all way off. The chest area sags, the waist is in the wrong spot, and the length is just awkward. The dress is see-through, so also beware of your undergarments. The dress was very big, and it just made me sad. I immediately put it back in the box and returned it. Now I have to find another dress to wear.
June 10, 2014
Better than the reviews suggest
I ordered this and four other dresses from Bhldn (Shined Lace in 2 colors, Julienne & Choreography). This was the best of the bunch.
Yes, the material is thin -- I don't think it would hang in quite the same way if it was any heavier. This is supposed to be a delicate, vintagey-feeling dress. The dress itself is comprised of double layers of lining and then a top layer of lace. I tried it on with black lingerie and didn't notice the color bleeding though. But if you're used to trying on dresses with petticoats or even your standard wedding dress, this is going to feel really light.
In any case, this was the best of the bunch and IMHO, a keeper.
TTS. I went with a 2.
March 29, 2014
Feminine and sweet but not as pretty as picture
I had really high hopes for this dress. Loved the lace and cut - I was looking for something conservative yet not matronly, just girly, sweet, feminine and pretty. This dress seemed perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dress. I was so excited when the package arrived. I opened the box, pulled it out and knew immediately it was not the dress for me. The material seemed cheap - flimsy and shiny and as another reviewer said - almost like lingerie material. I still decided to try it on in case the cut was perfect and would make the dress look better. I am 5'9 and typically wear a size 2 dress (which is what I ordered) the length was perfect but i was swimming in the dress. Sometimes when a size 2 dress is too big for me, its only up top because I'm smaller in the bust area (knowing this, I'm always prepared to get tailoring), but the belt was falling down towards my hips - this dress was too big and too much material everywhere. Needless to say, I have returned the dress. Luckily I ordered another dress from this site at the same time which I absolutely adore and is PERFECT. So not too bad, 1 out of 2 :) I am happy!
March 25, 2014