Queen Anne Dress
Lovely dress but arrived with a stain
Adorable daytime wedding dress! I had to order both size 8 and 10 to compare, and ended up going with the 10. It was a little big at the shoulders, but the waist felt right, so I'm having the top altered a bit to fit my frame.
The only disappointment was that the size 10 arrived with a black stain on the lace of the side seam. I only noticed after I arrived at my first appointment with my tailor. She convinced me that it would be easy to remove, but I'm pretty disappointed that this detail was missed. And in the meantime am so worried that it may not come out!
When I looked closer at the packaging, the size 8 was brand new and the size 10 had definitely been repackaged before, as it was in a different style of sealed bag. I sent BHLDN Customer Service a note about it four days ago, but still have not heard a word from them.
I love the dress, so I hope the stain comes out. They should be a bit more careful when inspecting returns. I tried another dress (the Annabelle) earlier in the year that was also delivered with a stain on the front, but I didn't like it anyway. Be sure to look before going to the tailor!
March 16, 2014
not for anyone with any chest
I am short with an hourglass figure - 34DDD - usually wear an 8 or 10 in anthropologie dresses so I ordered a 12 in this and couldn't zip it past the bottom of my minimizer bra. There was absolutely no room so I don't think a 14 would have been enough better, but then it would have been humongous on my waist and shoulders. So it is going back.
Also, the fabric features a lot more gold threading than you can tell from the photos.
March 12, 2014
Beautiful dress - runs a bit small
I ordered several dresses from BHLN, all in size 6, and all fit well except for the Queen Anne - I couldn't zip it past my bra line, which is odd because I am not a busty lady. Typically I am a full size smaller up top than in the hips and I've never had this happen before. Ordered again in a size 8 - it zipped past my ribs but will have to have the shoulders taken in if I decide to keep it.
Beautiful construction, looks great on. The sash is the weakest part, - it's a little cheap looking in person - but that can be easily replaced.
February 27, 2014
Didn't work for me
The fabric of this dress is really beautiful. That being said, the dress did not work for me. I have a large bust so I ordered a size 10. This resulted in the length of the dress from the waist to my shoulders being too long. In order for the dress to work, I would have had to have it altered at the shoulders to bring the waist and neckline up. The length of the skirt portion of the dress fit at an awkward spot...a little longer than normal tea length. Again, this might be because I had to size up. If you are slim and fit pretty much within the measurements for waist and bust and don't have to size up, this might work for you.
February 17, 2014