I was dreading dress shopping but the BHLDN store in Chicago made it such a painless process. The store is beautiful and the dressing rooms are amazing. All of the sample dresses are clean and they stock them in multiple sizes, which was important to me because I'm petite and looked pretty silly in the larger sized dresses I tried on a competitors store. I tried on the Tamsin on a whim but knew immediately after putting it on that it was the one but it took me a couple days to make it official because I hadn't planned on wearing a pink dress or a full skirt. I ordered a 4, had a lot taken off the length, shortened the straps, and had a bustle added. Don't hesitate, get this dress!
November 15, 2014
Tamsin was the first dress I tried on at BHLDN and it was The One. I knew it immediately. I wanted a romantic tulle dress that wouldn't be too heavy since I'm getting married in Florida and it's *hot* here, even in the fall and winter. Tamsin is so flattering in the bustline and makes even curvy girls' waists look tiny! I 5' 4", 36DD, a size 10 in regular street clothes and the 10 worked perfectly. It will just need a little alteration in the bodice as I have a short torso. There's just enough structure in the gown to make it look expensive and great coverage throughout. I love the illusion straps in the back and the romantic way the tulle is draped. The blush color is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to wear this gown for my wedding!
October 2, 2014
Beautiful princess dress!
I didn't love this dress in the online photos but in person it is BEAUTIFUL! As soon as I saw it I knew it would be a winner. The cotton lace on top is so pretty and the plunging front and back are very flattering. The color is a really lovely blush which contrasts nicely with the white lace and the white satin belt. It's very romantic looking and definitely my princess dress! The experience with the BHLDN stylists was really wonderful too. They went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect and I got the dress of my dreams, in time for my rapidly approaching wedding!
August 17, 2014
This dress is gorgeous! The material is high quality and has a nice weight to it while still feeling ethereal. The cotton lace on the bodice gives it a romantic quality and the neckline is just low enough to be interesting but not so low that you can't still feel demure ;)
I am 5'8.5, 128 lbs, and a 32C. (34-25-35) The size 2 fit well off the rack but even better after some taking in at the waist and shortening of the straps. With 3 inch heels the length would be perfect as is.
The pictures show me with some sew in bust cups and heels. The white satin sash it comes with isn't pictured because the seamstress took it off for pinning. If you're looking for a little bling you can buy fancier sashes from BHLDN that look fantastic with this gown.
I should mention that the blush underlay is very subtle. In many lights the dress looks white. I think many skin tones are flattered more by the rose tones than by pure white, so don't knock it until you try it :)
August 12, 2014