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
I purchased this dress for my 9/1/13 wedding almost immediately after it was released and could not have been happier. For reference, on the date of my wedding, I was 5'6, 138 pounds, and a 36 B cup. The other review are right - the lace straps are a little large, but my tailor was able to take them in. Based on where the sash is, if you have any sort of stomach, spanx are also a must. However, other than that, I thought the dress was SUPER flattering, and I have received SO many compliments on how pretty it is.
I paired it with a brass headpiece and brass jewelry, and it looked beautiful.
September 17, 2013
I absolutely love this dress. I love the way it is light weight, but still feels like a full and voluminous skirt. I love the way it sways when you walk. I love the detailed lace on the top - it is so beautiful in person. I love the color as well. It's perfect if you're looking for something other than white. I would not recommend this for busty people as there is not a ton of room in the bust area. Other than that, it is flattering, easy, and fun to wear for hours and hours (I wore mine for a total of 11 hours!)
August 22, 2013