Beautiful - But beware of the buttons
I picked this dress in 20 minutes, I knew it was the one the moment I tried it on. The picture doesn't really do it justice, if you have hips or a butt, it looks so much better. I love the sheer lace overlay, and it really hugs the right areas. I'm only 5'3" and I only needed it to be hemmed a bit, so it's not for an extra tall bride.
Also, I would highly recommend getting all the buttons reinforced. I had all my fittings and no buttons popped off, but I read a review that it happened to someone on her wedding day so I tried it on once more..then 2 buttons popped-off! That's the reason this dress gets 4 stars instead of 5. I immediately got all the buttons reinforced and one still popped off on my wedding day, but my sister came to a quick rescue.
All in all, this dress was gorgeous, and I got a ton of complements on the style.
June 10, 2015
Elegance with Comfort
This is a great dress. It has two parts - a silky layer underneath and the gorgeous lace above. It is very light and delicate, even moreso than in the picture but is very well made, and did not snag even with an outdoor reception. Best part? No wires or boning. It was SO comfortable. I could sit! People could hug me! It wasn't hot or heavy! Another great part: NO Sequins, NO jewels, NO Rhinestones! I was so happy that I didn't look like a discoball or have chaffed arms from all of bedazzelment on so many gowns nowadays. The champagne color option looked muddy to me, so I bought the ivory underneath with ivory lace above.
I didn't bustle it or need a necklace. It was great on its own. I wore it with 2 inch heels so the dress just kissed the floor.
I'm tall and the size 4 off the rack was perfect without alterations. I'm 5'8", 150 lbs, 34C and usually wear a dress size 4. I didn't wear a bra with it, and my chest looked great.
It arrived a week after I ordered it.
June 4, 2015
I tried on maybe 30 wedding gowns, and they were all beautiful; but, I knew that I hadn't found the "one." I swear to you, the second I tried this on I immediately cried and knew it was the one I would walk down the isle in. It is soft and light delicate lace, with amazing detail. I agree with some of the reviews that it looks even better on a female with curves! I have an athletic petite body type, and it was perfect. I am normally a 2, but I ended up getting a 6 because of bridal sizing. I cannot wait until my wedding day to wear this gown, with it's champagne underlay.
May 7, 2015
I've never written a review here before, but this dress is too perfect to not tell everyone about it. I went to the Georgetown store for this dress specifically. In the store, I tried on the dress with the champagne slip. I decided to order the Ivory/Ivory because I think it looks more "bridal" and is more flattering to my fair skin. It shipped quickly and I couldn't be happier. It is flattering, well made, and just perfect.
For reference, I am 5'5", 116lbs, 34/27/37, and the 0 fits perfectly. I will have to hem the bottom, as I don't want to wear super high heels.
January 20, 2015