This dress was an amazing success. It is a bit nondescript looking on the website and on a mannequin, so I was reluctant to try it on (originally I had something totally different in mind), but the choice was clear once I did. It is both unique and classy, and looks considerably more expensive than it is. I am 5'5'', 125 lbs and bought a 4 by the recommendation of my stylist at the Chicago location, but ended up getting it taken in to the point where a 2 might have been the better choice. I don't think you need to have a bohemian style wedding to wear this dress (though it does work for that); it can be styled to look very elegant and understated as well. I wore it with the Pearly Primrose sash.
September 11, 2014
I always though that I wanted to wear a Free People dress on my wedding day. I ordered one that I had thought would be the "one" and I hated it. I had been eyeing this one for a long time and decided to order it. I took my own measurements and ordered my size based on those...man were they on point. I am 150 pounds and 5'8" and I ordered a 6. This dress fits me like a GLOVE and it is so flattering. The detail is seriously amazing...comfortable dress too. I agree with the below comment that a push-up bra should be worn with it. It feels like the bust could maybe fall down if I danced a little too hard...can't have that!
June 18, 2014
Found THE Dress :-)
I have been searching for quite a while for the right dress. I wanted a dress that I felt special in without feeling over stated. My h2b & I are having a small wedding. Its going to be a relaxed wedding so finding the appropriate dress was difficult. I ordered the Joss Gown and really it was down to the other brides pics that I thought the dress looked so pretty on the other girls. I was worried ordering a dress online without the experience of trying it on. So I decided to risk it. I had emailed the stylist as I was in-between sizes 2&4. (34D/27/33) I order the size 4. It is a little big on the bust size however the dress maker will be able to nip it in somewhat. I will also need it taken up. It is beautiful dress. Its gorgeous on, very flattering. The material is is pretty with some lovely detail. The dress arrived in a box, and it comes with a dress bag to keep it safe until the big day. Thanks BHLDN.
May 22, 2014
Romantic and Special
Wore this dress at my wedding on April 12, 2014 and LOVED it!!!!
I first saw this dress online 3 months ago, scheduled an appt in Beverly Hills and tried it on in a bigger size...6 (or 8?), which was all they had at the time. I liked it but didn't want to commit to a dress at my first fitting. One month before my wedding, I had tried on dozens of dresses and nothing compared. Took the plunge and ordered the Joss Gown online in my usual size 4, it arrived a week later and fit perfectly...no alterations needed!
The lace is exquisitely detailed and has some beading on the bodice. The best part is that the dress is super flattering, versatile, and the tiers add curves in all the right places. And it is super-fun to shimmy!
Received tons of compliments on my wedding day from guys and girls alike (pretty, fun, beautifully detailed, unique, boho, vintage, romantic, "definitely you").
I lost a few extra pounds before the wedding and my bust shrunk, of all things. As I danced, the back slipped down and in hindsight, I should have worn a push-up bra. But I loved the dress too much and refused to take it off to change, so my friend literally sewed it tighter onto me in between dances to keep it from slipping. Cap sleeves could remedy this or get it tailored "just right"! The thin straps that came with the dress did not look right and probably wouldn't work.
To keep the dress alive longer, I'm getting it shortened and will wear again. White dress on the beach? Why not? I truly love and highly recommend this dress.
April 23, 2014