Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Lovely, romantic, and comfortable
I felt amazing in the dress on my wedding day. The illusion neckline is what drew me in initially, but I love the tulle skirt and the lace detail, especially on the back of the dress. I am tall, and this dress was juuuust long enough, but if you're any taller than 5'11" or so it may be a tad short on you. I felt so beautiful in this dress, plus it was so easy to move in. Absolutely adore it.
March 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Perfectly whimsical
I loooooove my dress... I love it so much that I'm going to be wearing it 3 times! I still have 2 more receptions to go. My wedding was just last Sunday, and my photographers said they were so obsessed with my dress! And one of my guests even said that she typically doesn't like wedding dresses but loves mine. I felt like a princess and I had so much fun wearing it. I hate dancing, but I couldn't help but dance in it... Lifting my skirts (which weren't heavy at all) and flailing them around. My photographer should a photo of me doing exactly that and I thought it was a photo shoot. The size was right, and I only needed to have the front part hemmed about an inch because I'm clumsy and needed the edge to fall an inch higher than my shooes. My only advice... Maybe find a way to lift the back up into a bustle so you won't be dragging the small train... I think I swept my venues driveway, I met trailing leaves... But it was worth it! Btw, I'm a size 0... And I suggest you purchase it from Bhldn instead of a small boutique... Every other place I tried this dress on, they always said I was a 2... And that I may need alterations... Which would cost me a minimum of $500... But bhldn (beverly hills) was more honest. The girl at bhldn said, okay, size 0. No need for alterations. And she was right. Just hemming just to avoid my clumsiness.
March 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Beautiful, but not the one
I had my eye on this dress for over a year and it is beautiful. I finally made an appointment a few weeks ago at BHLDN Houston (they have been so helpful!!) to try on dresses and I said "yes" to this dress at the appointment. The dress runs very large... I am 5'5" and 120 lbs. I tried on a 4 in the store and it was huge on me so I ordered a 0 to be shipped to me. I received it (damaged, might I add) and it was still too big so I think a 00 would have fit just fine. The material is great and doesn't feel cheap. I love that it has the look of being a strapless dress without having to worry about pulling it up all night.The coloring of the dress is stunning and it photographs so well.
I ended up changing my mind and choosing the Magnolia Gown instead because I liked the more form fitting style on me better, but this dress is definitely a close second!!
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Gorgeous and comfortable
The Penelope gown was perfect for my wedding in October of last year. When I set up my appointment at BHLDN, I had chosen several styles, but this is one I overlooked on the website. My stylist chose it for me and I'm so glad she did! Definitely more gorgeous in person, but it also photographs really well.
I had to order a size 8 and have it altered. I am between a size 6 and 8 but, even so, the 8 seemed super big.
I had my mother's veil custom made into a jacket that I wore for the ceremony, then removed it for dancing. I also threw my leather jacket on for a bit and I loved the combination. This cut of the dress is classic-- it's also flowy and extremely comfortable--and in terms of styling, very versatile. A dream!
February 29, 2016