It was just right!
I followed the order down a size suggestion and was for most part pleased with fit. It was a bit snug in chest (even though I am not very big up there), but worked well wo a bra. Loved the sleeves! and with size down order I think they fit just nicely. I thought the fabrics all around were nice. The dress fell so nicely especially lengthwise since I am tall.
October 8, 2014
Nice design but lacking quality
I feel a bit guilty saying this as everyone else has left glowing reviews for this dress but I tried it on and did not feel that the quality of the dress justified the price, even on sale. The lace sleeves felt itchy, like they were made from a man-made, cheap fabric and the bottom hem of the dress looked like it had been cut with a pair of scissors. I thought that these factors were a great shame, as the design is really pretty.
For size, I'm a 6 in Anthropologie dresses and the size 4 in this dress fit me.
August 27, 2014
I was drawn to this dress right away, and it was everything I hoped for and more.
HOWEVER: At the beginning when I tried the dress on, it fit strangely. I was worried! Then I realised that I needed to remove the straps in order for the dress to fit more "naturally". Otherwise it was pulling my chest up too much!
I got so many compliments on the dress, and it's a truly beautiful piece (you could also wear it again, since it's not obviously *just* a wedding dress).
It fits true to size, from my experience. And I was meticulous about measurements!
May 9, 2014
I'm in love!
I ordered this dress for my August 2014 wedding. I am absolutely in love - it was everything I was looking for. It fits almost perfectly, and is so elegant but low-key. It shows just the right amount of skin without being "revealing." I'm getting married in a church and sometimes it's tricky to find that balance, but this one does it. It hits just below my knees (longer than it looks in the pictures). I'm 5'5 and I ordered a size 2 - it does run a little larger than the size chart indicates, but according to that I was between a size 2 and size 4. The only issue is it's a tiny bit big in the waist, but that's nothing a tailor can't fix. I would recommend ordering this dress to fit your chest since it is flowy and loose below the waist.
Also, if you're smaller chested, it can absolutely be worn without a bra. I tried it on with and without, and it actually looked better without one.
Thank you to the BHLDN salespeople for helping me pick the right dress! I can't wait to wear this for my wedding :)
April 15, 2014