First Light Capelet
Beautiful but flimsy
The piece itself was beautiful with gold thread weaves through the lace. The color is very much ivory and it adds a very vintage feel to the item. The piece came with extra beads and pearls and you would probably need them. I was very careful when I took it out of the wrapping because it feels so delicate, I tried it on once before wrapping it back up to put it away until the wedding day.
In the 10 minutes I had it out, I lost 2 pearls. I was hoping this item would last me through the wedding many special occasions that I could wear it to. Unfortunately, I might the majority of the beads and pearls by then.
Bottom line, aesthetically I am so please with this cover up and I would give it a 5 just for that, BUT for the craftsmanship... I am speechless at the quality and strength of the beadings and not in a good way.
October 16, 2013
Lovely vintage-inspired cover-up
A bought this capelet on a recommendation from a BHLDN stylist to wear with the ribboned silk gown for outdoor photos at my November wedding. The day was mild and I didn't need it for warmth (of which it could provide some if you needed it -- as another reviewer notes it has some weight to it), but took several photos with it because it is beautiful. The gold in the lace is very subtle from most viewing distances. The beadwork is of good quality and helps weight it down just enough to help it drape nicely and keep from blowing if you were outside. I think this would complement any simple-styled, ivory-toned dress.
December 29, 2012
This is wonderful.
I would say this is the most beautiful thing I have ever bought!! Seriously, it's amazing! It's way more beautiful in person, if you can imagine! The beading and lace is spectacular! Buy it. It's worth it! This fit awesome!
November 10, 2012
Beautiful & Timeless
I completely agree with ESS1's review.
It's gorgeous and timeless. I see myself wearing this long into the future.
The only thing I would have to comment on is that the beads themselves seem of poor quality. There are a few abnormal beads on mine - consisting of beads lumped together. It's a very minor thing, but if you are OCD about the tiniest details...They only give you one normal-sized pearl as a backup, and a LOT of little beads/pearls.
The capelet is constructed from one piece of lace. The beading is responsible for most of the heaviness.
November 1, 2012