The perfect wedding dress!
I knew from the minute I saw this online that it would be my wedding dress - it is so intricate, feminine and elegant! I ordered a size 2 and only needed to make a few minor alterations (mostly to shorten the length). My one critique would be that the train does not bustle, so this presented a minor problem after the ceremony and throughout the reception. But overall, I felt absolutely stunning in this dress - I highly recommend it!
January 18, 2014
Gorgeous but I would think twice
This dress is gorgeous and I have been dreaming of it since I saw it online. I tried it on a size too big and decided to order it. When I did I realized that the style made my torso looks really short, and I don't have a short torso. However I do have big hips, so I would recommend this dress to girls who don't. The other deal breaker for me was that this tule skirt was so delicate that I could see myself ripping it before ever getting to my wedding. I ended up getting the Laverne gown instead which I loved.
January 9, 2014
More perfect than I imagined!
I am so incredibly happy I chose this dress for my wedding (Aug. 2013). It's very lightweight, especially when juxtaposed with heavy traditional bridal dresses. It moved gracefully as I walked down the aisle and danced, and felt straight out of 20s or 30s. The lace is stunning and unique, and I'm shocked I didn't rip it!
Two less than perfect things: I bought a size 8, which fit well in the store (thank you BHLDN, Chicago!), but the one I received was really large on me up top (I'm a 36D with about a 30" waist). That extra space may be normal for wedding dresses as compared to the sample in store, but, regardless, you'll need a tailor to take it in a bit. Bustling was tricky because there is so much added fabric in the train.
Accents & Pairings: I added a coral colored sash from BHLDN to pair with the dress. For shoes, I wore pink/flesh-colored lace oxfords I found at Anthro two days before the wedding. Jewelry was all silver.
I absolutely loved this dress and would recommend it to anyone who wants a vintage, elegant look! Thank you, BHLDN!
October 23, 2013
can't wait to wear
i originally intended to wear my other's wedding gown, but as soon as I saw the Onyx gown I was in love. My wedding isn't until April but I like to come to the website and swoon over my gown pretty regularly. One of the best things about this gown - it is COMFORTABLE. like really comfortable. it runs true to size, although it is a tad long on me. But hemming it should be no problem. the back is maybe the best part of the whole gown, with its beautiful, intricate lace detailing. I'm pairing it with the bhldn diamond dipped heels, which match perfectly. cannot wait for my man to see me in this. how will i make it another 7 months?
September 27, 2013