Ideal Summer Wedding Gown
As many of the previous reviews point out, this gown is more beautiful in person than in pictures shown on the model. The best thing about it is that its delicate material and comparatively higher waistline lifts you off the ground rather than dragging you down to make you look heavier than you actually are.
As for sizing, I think this dress has a good space around the bust, and yet petite girls like me need not worry: the top will not look saggy on you even without a padded brassier, thanks to the illusion neckline holds it up nicely.
But then the bodice hugs the rib cage and the waist tightly, as it has quite a bit of structure under the ephemeral lace. So 25.5 inches (waist) me should have ordered size 0 rather than size 00 to begin with, although the bust of size 0 is 1.5 inches larger than my measurement (31.5 bust). I tried on size 00 and it looks just as nice, but it does not feel as comfortable. My experience is: use the widest part of your upper body as the criterion when choosing size, and ask a seamstress to fix the rest.
April 16, 2015
This dress is beautiful! I chose it for my wedding this summer. It has the vintage/ballerina look that I am going for. Other reviewers have mentioned the sizing being too big, but for me, it was the opposite. I wear a size 6 and was advised by my stylist to order a 10. The 10 is a little big up top, but fits well on the lower half. I will be having it altered by a friend so that it fits perfectly. I plan to add a sparkle sash. I can't wait to wear this for my wedding!
April 13, 2015
I got engaged in January with 9 weeks to plan my beach wedding in Hilton Head, SC. I have always loved BHLDN and prior to getting engaged checked the site a good amount. Once it was time to plan my wedding I knew exactly where I would be getting my dress. The moment I saw this dress online I was in love. It was perfect. My store in Boston was booked up but I called each weekend to get in and finally a spot opened up. It was the first dressed I tried on, and I didn't want to take it off. It was everything I imagine it would be. It is so flowy and romantic, I got so many compliments on it at my wedding! The only thing is, it does not bustle so I had to get one put in, but that was not a big deal. I HIGHLY recommend this dress, it is even more beautiful in person!
March 30, 2015
Not for tall women.
This is a beautiful dress and the price is right. I tried it on in the store and it was just skimming the floor. I would prefer it to be a touch longer but I could live with the length since I will be wearing flat sandals at my wedding. So I decided to purchase because it is perfect for my beach wedding. When I received the dress it was at least 3 inches too short! None of the sales associates seemed to know why the sample dress was so much longer. They shipped me the next size up, size 6, hoping the larger size would be longer but it was still much too short. Sadly, I had to return it. Luckily I found this same dress at another store that offered extra length. So I got my dream dress after all!
March 7, 2015