Love the dress
I adore my dress! Absolutely cannot wait to show it off! It is a very elegant and romantic dress, but it also has that bohemian feel I love so much. I ordered the dress a full size down and it was still a bit large, I had a seamstress take it in a bit at the shoulder and now it fits perfectly.
February 10, 2014
elegant but not too serious
Be sure to read the specific fit guide for this dress (in centimetres) and not the general BHLDN fit guide! I'm a street size 12 and bought a 12 in this dress, but I think I could have gotten away with a size 8.
That said, I have been staring at this dress for months online. It looked like it would be perfect for a beach wedding. It was even more gorgeous than expected in person. The lace is a little stiff, but looks elegant. I love the back and the little string tie. It has a (somewhat flimsy) set of bra cups and thin removable straps sewn inside as well, which may have worked well for me if I had gotten this in the correct size. It wouldn't have interfered with undergarments, though. The skirt is longer than I expected, but I was happy with that -- it hit just below the knee. The skirt is a wonderful soft material that I can't even describe.
Sadly, I have to return it. It looks awkward on me in a size 12, and I don't have enough time to buy additional sizes and try them on before the wedding. Due to the largeness, the sleeves were big and looked awkward if I stretched out my arms. And since it is so large in the waist and doesn't define my ribcage/natural waist, the fit makes me look like I'm pregnant. If you could get it altered for yuor shape, this might work out perfectly for a variety of body types and it's worth a try.
December 23, 2013
I received the dress this morning and I'm really thrilled! The dress looks even more beautiful in person. The skirt material is extremely soft and the lace on top is gorgeous! The overall quality is great. The colour is definitely ivory and not as bright white as in pictures 4 and 5.
As for the fit, I do think it runs a bit large as indicated on the website. I'm usually between a 6 and a 8 and I decided to go for a 6 for this dress, as advised by a BHLDN stylist. I'm glad I did as the dress fits like a glove! My measurements are: 90cm (chest) - 77cm (under bust) - 71cm (waist). It is longer on me than on the model, which I expected as I'm only 5'2! It still looks good with high heels (10cm) though, so I don't think I'll have it shortened. Also, there are removable straps which is very convenient. I personally found that the dress fits better in the chest area without them as I am quite busty.
If you're an international buyer, keep in mind that you'll have to pay customs duties and taxes when you receive your dress.
Overall, I'm more than happy with my purchase. Buying online can be a bit stressful but I was really pleased with BHLDN customer services. Taryn and Emily were very helpful so don't hesitate to send them an email if you have any questions!
Hope you'll find your dream dress too!
November 23, 2013
Beautiful, timeless dress for an outdoor wedding!
I bought this dress in a size 0 for my camp wedding in June. (I would size to your bust because the bottom is so loose.) I fell in love with this dress online and it was just as wonderful in person. The bust area is very well structured and has hidden straps to keep it up (most could probably get away with not wearing a bra of any sort) The lace is exquisite and I love the playfulness of the bottom. You just want to twirl when you wear it. This dress is just what I was looking for, since I didn't feel a long dress was my style but I still wanted to feel gorgeous on my wedding day. I had it tailored since the skirt fell mid calf and I wanted it above the knee like on the model. But the adjustments were relatively inexpensive and worth it! I can't wait to walk down the aisle in this dress!
November 22, 2013