I broke wedding dress shopping rule #1, never ever buy a dress online without trying it on 1st. EVEN MORE SO WHEN YOU LIVE IN ARGENTINA AND RETURNING IT WOULD BE ALOT HARDER!
But i did! And im so glad i did because i saw this dress and i knew i would not find anything else like it anywhere! i got it yesterday and its perfect.
I just wanted to say that i was between a size 0 and 2 and i went with my gut and the reviews and ordered a size 0 because it says that it runs larger. And it does, it fits me perfectly but a tab bit too big! but thats no issue!
And yes it is heavy! but i love it anyways!
Also the color! the dress is a lot WHITER then i thought i would be, the picture does not show the color properly because it is much much whiter!
Its still perfect, im keeping it! i love it!
October 14, 2014
sexy, vintage inspired dress
Loved the way the dress looked in person and fit my body. It does have some cons, though. It's sheer. I wore nude undergarments and you could easily see them. Also the glass beads make a horrible crunching sound when you step on them. This is inevitable if you try on a sample and are short like me (5'3). Even with the dress shortened to the appropriate length, I'm sure it would get stepped on throughout the night. I also hated the tulle skirt they pair this with. The best part of the dress is the slinky fit of it! I can't comment on sizing since I was in a sample and had it pinned to fit me. The BHLDN instore experience is awesome and can't recommend it enough.
September 27, 2014
I tried this gown on in the store and immediately fell in love with the curve-skimming fit. I ordered it soon after and when I received it, I was shocked that the beading and sequins began falling off as soon as I took it out of the garment bag. I tried it on anyway, and, after struggling with the difficult and kind of junky zipper, found that it does not fit like the dress I tried in-store. The gown I tried on in store had just been unpacked, so I know that it was not stretched out or anything like that. I examined the dress more closely after taking it off, and found that there were broken and missing beads/sequins everywhere, as well as loose threads sticking out. None of the beads/sequins were sewn on securely at all. I spoke to BHLDN about it and they had me return it, saying that it must have been a fluke with this dress. They then sent me another of the same dress and though it is a bit better, the craftsmanship is still really flimsy and it is covered in loose threads/beads/sequins. Definitely not worth $1500. I had been dreaming about getting my wedding dress from BHLDN from the day their website went live. I could not be more disappointed.
September 6, 2014
glamorous, elegant, classic gown
I went into my appointment thinking I knew what I wanted- simple, white, mermaid gown, very little embellishment or sparkle! I hesitantly tried on the Elsa, thinking it wouldn't really suit me, but I could not have been more wrong. The moment I slipped that dress on, I knew it was the one for me. I felt glamorous, sexy, and it showed off my curves in all the right places. I am 5'7'' and I weigh 130lbs, my bust and hips are quite curvy, and my waist is very small. I wear a size 4 in dresses usually, and this dress in a size 4 fit perfectly without any clips/adjustments! I would possibly take it in maybe an inch or so at the waist, I would also take off the train as it is beaded and kept crunching under my shoes which was slippery, and I was wearing 5 inch heels and the dress was still a bit too long. These are all very minor adjustments though, and would just make the dress even more perfect for me. Overall, it is a BEAUTIFUL dress, and it is definitely worth trying on. It was not what I was looking for, but I feel like it was made for me. The Elsa tulle skirt is very beautiful, but I haven't made a decision on that yet because I think the dress is so beautiful on its own. Thank you to the amazing staff & stylists at BHLDN Seattle for encouraging me to try on this gorgeous gown and for being as excited as I was about finding *the* dress.
August 1, 2014