Not as pictured
Huge disappointment. I was really hoping this dress would work for one of my pre-wedding functions but the fit and fabric were all wrong.
I ordered a 0, my normal dress size, but it's 2 to 3 sizes larger. The belt fell to my hips (non-adjustable belt). The belt loops are made out of a few pieces of thread (!!) so I could technically put in some loops with needle and thread. The dress still needs to be tailored so it wouldn't bunch at the waist...
Not for petites. I'm 5'2" and the length falls a few inches past my knees. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if the rest of the dress fits well.
The size 0 dress that I got had yellowish stains on the belly. The fabric is thin and not in a pretty, delicate or romantic way, but an unflattering way. You'd need to wear a slip underneath the attached slip! Does not look anything like the photo of the model. The entire dress just drooped on my body. So very sad.
August 20, 2014
Lovely! Give it a chance
Despite everyone's reviews, I went ahead and ordered this along with several other BHLDN dresses. While this one does look flimsy in the box, once you try it on it looks amazing! I'm pear-shaped and this dress is very flattering. It's light and flowy with just the right amount of "vintage" look to it. I choose this as my wedding dress, and the best part is that no alterations are needed. The only tricky part is finding a bra with a lower back, but I'll manage.
August 18, 2014
Not for me
I was really excited to order this dress. However, everyone's reviews are right. This dress is very flimsy, it definitely looks more structured on the model. This dress is also meant for someone leaner than I am (I'm 5'0", smaller on top/pear shaped) - the belt didn't help in giving me a shape. The back also puckered but the straps didn't seem to need to be taken in. Sadly, this dress is going back and I'm on the hunt of a new rehearsal dress!
July 11, 2014
I was really looking forward to this dress and excited when it arrived. Unfortunately, it was awful. The measurements and proportions for this dress are all way off. The chest area sags, the waist is in the wrong spot, and the length is just awkward. The dress is see-through, so also beware of your undergarments. The dress was very big, and it just made me sad. I immediately put it back in the box and returned it. Now I have to find another dress to wear.
June 10, 2014