The first thought that entered my mind when I put this dress on was: my gosh this is so comfortable! The silk lining feels fabulous and the dress is so lightweight. I initially tried the dress on with a regular bra and regular underwear. The underwear seemed ok, but obviously I would have to get a special bra. Well silly me, I realized that the dress has cups and boning built in. What a relief to know that I can wear this dress with nude shaping underwear (yummy tummies) that I already own and not wear a bra! Bonus! I will need to get the dress shortened though - maybe about 6 inches. I normally wear a size 4 in street clothes, but the 6 fits me.
On another note, I ordered this dress at the same time that I ordered another more bridal, almost ball-gown style dress. While that dress looked nice, this dress looks elegant. My parents agreed, and my dad even said that if Lady Mary on Downtown Abbey gets married again, she would wear a dress like this :)
Long story short, this dress feels so effortless and hardly requires any accessorizing, but looks absolutely wonderful. And at the current sale price, how can you go wrong?
January 15, 2015
LOVE THIS DRESS!
I had another dress that was much more traditional and when it came in, I did not like it. It was heavy and uncomfortable. I went to the BHLDN location in Chestnut Hill, MA and Jill helped me. She was amazing. I pretty much tried on everything and a few looks multiple times before deciding on the Laverne. I absolutely love the back of this dress. I have a larger chest but just got a bustier low back bra and had a seamstress sew up the plunge about an inch. I'm tall so that was the only alteration I needed. The dress is so comfortable and the material feels amazing against your skin; I wore it all night, including the after party! Overall, the experience at BHLDN is amazing and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
October 17, 2014
love the back
I was drawn to this dress because of the back. The sample dress was pretty tattered in the back but I was still able to get an idea of how beautiful it was in person. However, the front did nothing for my figure. I am pretty straight up and down and all it did was make me look wide. There's a lot of material, so maybe that had something to do with it. Either way, I did not go with this dress. I think it might look better on someone who had a thin waist and wide hips, more hourglass figure.
For alterations, I would definitely need to have it shortened (something I found with all the dresses I tried) and would probably have some cups put in.
For reference, I am a 34B and 127lbs.
June 23, 2014
Lovely and comfortable
I haven't quite decided if this is the dress for me yet, but I like it. It is a lovely and super comfortable dress - lightweight for a wedding dress and easy to put on. Also, it was more flattering than I initially thought. I fell in love with the back browsing online, but had doubts b/c picture 2 of the model looked awkward and frumpy. Thankfully the dress does look like picture 2 in person. The way the dress draped, it also hid my food baby without making it look like I had something to hide. I wear between a 2 and 4 in BHLDN dresses; while the 2 prob would have been ok, I prefer the 4
May 7, 2014