Looked great but was damaged
I was really looking forward to wearing this dress, but when I received the dress, the outer layer had a huge tear along the back. The dress looked as pretty as it does online, but the damage was such a disappointment. I tried on the slip and it was short as other reviewers indicated. No comment on the outer layer as I did not try that on. BHLDN refunded me quickly (out of stock in my size) but this made me wary of sales items.
May 7, 2014
Beautiful dress but runs small!
This dress is beautiful but does run slightly small. I am typically a size 00/0/XS/XXS and ordered a size 0 in this dress. The slip is very tight in the bust so if you are larger chested you may need to size up or get a different slip. The overlay itself is not as tight.. it's really just an issue with the slip. Also, I did not find the slip to be much shorter than the overlay as the other reviewer mentioned. The difference was only about 1" for me but it could vary by how long/short you make the adjustable straps on the slip.
Overall, it's a great piece and I'm looking forward to wearing it to my rehearsal dinner!
March 26, 2014
This dress fit perfectly. I wanted to wear it for my very casual, small wedding. However, there are defective seams. It seems as though the organza overlay is too delicate and not reinforced at the seams. My dress came damaged in several places and I called a few BHLDN stores who said all the ones in the stores were also damaged. They believe it may be a defect in the dress due to the light weight of the material. I spoke to an expert seamstress who thought that, while maybe one seam could be fixed, the fraying all over the dress made it not worth salvaging. Very disappointed, it has to go back. (FYI - I'm 5'3" and 118 and the 2 fit perfectly)
March 20, 2014
Truly beautiful fit - but for a certain body type
I was so excited to get this dress. I thought it had a very 1960s vibe and would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner.
It is indeed truly a beautiful dress. The lace and material are very high quality. But here is why it did not work for me:
1) The underslip was about 3 inches shorter than the lace overlay. Considering the dress is transparent, that was way shorter than I wanted. The slip was midthigh while the overlay was just above the knee. It did not match the look of the main picture.
2) Do you have an hourglass shape? Then I am willing to wager this dress is not for you. My chest and backside were putting the seams to the test while the dress bagged at my waist. I am 5'4", 118 lbs and typically a size 2 dress ( what I ordered in this). I wore a size 0 in the Niceties dress for comparison. But I am also wear a 30 DD bra and 27 jean...so straight, I am not.
The dress does indeed have a beautiful retro vibe...and is probably best suited for Twiggy like shapes. I really wish it had worked!
December 9, 2013