Beautiful detailing, certainly smaller
This dress is a total gem. I received it in the mail yesterday and it is most definitely "the dress!"
A few things to watch out for, though:
I am 5' 6", 125 pounds, and usually a size 4 in my clothing. However, after measuring myself on the charts, it looked like I was closer to a size 2. Then, after corresponding with the style experts, they recommended I get a size 0. I went with their advice, and the dress fits me like a glove. All this to say, I would recommend ordering this dress a full 2 sizes smaller than your usual dress size, and talking to the style experts, too. They're friendly and helpful!
Also, I would note that there is a slit in the liner in the front about 3 inches above the knee. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but good to know if you don't like slits.
Overall, this dress looks like it should be way more than its listed price. It is a beautiful, romantic, soft, elegant dress- most perfect for my summer evening wedding in the woods.
December 18, 2013
gorgeous, but runs VERY big.
The reviews are all right, I would order 2 sizes down if I could do it again. I am 5'6", 125lbs, 34A, usually a size small/4 in dresses, usually a size 4 in women's jeans (5 in juniors). I got this dress in a 2, and it is very big. Should have gotten a 0. I mean, the 2 fits, but there is just way too much extra in the waist. (about 2 inches extra on each side) The chest is not the most flattering on a small chest either, but I am hopeful that fixing the waist to fit will help with that as well. It is very long: if I wear flats, I will need to have about 4 inches taken off the hem (which I was planning), however, with 4 inch heels it is a perfect length. I love this dress and want so badly for it to look as beautiful as it does on the model! The beading is so beautifully done. It looks like a gown that could cost 3x as much. The way the silk flows out in front of you as you take each step is breathtaking.
You WILL love this dress, but the strange sizing will break your heart and probably your budget: you'll want someone who really knows what they're doing to alter this gorgeous gown.
November 17, 2013
Unique, ethereal gown
This is an absolutely stunning gown. I knew right away that it was the one after seeing a shot of the fern-like lace and the scalloped edges on a wedding blog. I ordered it online and it was even more beautiful in person. I love how unique and memorable it it, and how it drapes out over the hips. I'm 5'7", 34-27-39 and I ordered my usual 4, which was huge. However, it can definitely be tailored-- mine was taken in on the wait, bust, hem, and the shoulders were lifted a bit as well. Just make sure you get a good, experienced seamstress who can handle the delicate fabric and beading. I wore it with simple gold earrings and a birdcage veil.
November 16, 2013
Elegant and Stunning
I went to the pop up shop here in NYC expecting to purchase the Cascading Goddess gown, but this is the gown that made me feel amazing. For reference, I'm a tad over 5'9" and 140 lbs, 36B. In the store I tried a size 4 that was slightly too big and so we ordered a size 2. It just came in and fits PERFECTLY - no alterations needed at all except to add a bustle for dancing. I can't say enough about this dress - photos DO NOT do it justice. It's stunning, and the back is to die for. Sexy but covered (there is a nude lining). I have no idea how this dress is only $600. For accessories, I went with the As You Wish Head piece (http://www.bhldn.com/shop-shoes-accessories-headpieces/as-you-wish-headpiece/productoptionids/a6b3b5d4-b30d-4f80-9a6a-f95eda786957) which is a perfect complement to the dress. The length works with anything from flats - 3inch heels.
November 15, 2013