I received the dress this morning and I'm really thrilled! The dress looks even more beautiful in person. The skirt material is extremely soft and the lace on top is gorgeous! The overall quality is great. The colour is definitely ivory and not as bright white as in pictures 4 and 5.
As for the fit, I do think it runs a bit large as indicated on the website. I'm usually between a 6 and a 8 and I decided to go for a 6 for this dress, as advised by a BHLDN stylist. I'm glad I did as the dress fits like a glove! My measurements are: 90cm (chest) - 77cm (under bust) - 71cm (waist). It is longer on me than on the model, which I expected as I'm only 5'2! It still looks good with high heels (10cm) though, so I don't think I'll have it shortened. Also, there are removable straps which is very convenient. I personally found that the dress fits better in the chest area without them as I am quite busty.
If you're an international buyer, keep in mind that you'll have to pay customs duties and taxes when you receive your dress.
Overall, I'm more than happy with my purchase. Buying online can be a bit stressful but I was really pleased with BHLDN customer services. Taryn and Emily were very helpful so don't hesitate to send them an email if you have any questions!
Hope you'll find your dream dress too!
November 23, 2013
Beautiful, timeless dress for an outdoor wedding!
I bought this dress in a size 0 for my camp wedding in June. (I would size to your bust because the bottom is so loose.) I fell in love with this dress online and it was just as wonderful in person. The bust area is very well structured and has hidden straps to keep it up (most could probably get away with not wearing a bra of any sort) The lace is exquisite and I love the playfulness of the bottom. You just want to twirl when you wear it. This dress is just what I was looking for, since I didn't feel a long dress was my style but I still wanted to feel gorgeous on my wedding day. I had it tailored since the skirt fell mid calf and I wanted it above the knee like on the model. But the adjustments were relatively inexpensive and worth it! I can't wait to walk down the aisle in this dress!
November 22, 2013
Perfect fit & detailing.
I ordered the dress a size smaller as suggested and it fits perfectly. I'm 5'5", about 125-130lb, 36D and ordered a size 6. The built in bra actually works which is a miracle but I have to use the extra straps to make it happen, which is fine by me. The dress fits more like the 3rd picture, the outter layer of the skirt falls right below my knees. I think the sleeves may be a little longer on me than pictured. The dress is a classic style with a modern length, perfect for my outdoor June wedding in New England. Everyone who has seen it on finds the fit and detailing to be perfection. Highly recommend.
October 29, 2013
Everyone I asked LOVED this dress, but it did not show off my figure as well as the other dresses I tried. I am 5'7" and felt it would work better if I was taller. I kept imagining that I was Clara from the Nutcracker. The skirt material is SO soft and flowy, you almost have to dance around while wearing it. The lace top was a little scratchy, but the back design really was everything I thought it would be. At the end of the day, it just wasn't what I was looking for.
I ordered this two sizes lower than the website's fit guide, and it still fit me perfectly. Definitely order small.
October 21, 2013