Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 29
Rated 5 out of 5 Say Yes to this Dress!
This dress was stunning! I did not pick this dress but I did really love this dress! It fit perfectly and really looked great on all my curves. This dress my dad thought was a little to plain so I went with a different dress. I typically wear a size 6, 34D, 28 inch waist, I wore a size 8 in this style dress. This is an amazing dress and made me feel super beautiful!
October 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Don't Judge the product photo! Beautiful and classic!
I purchased this dress at the Seattle store for my reception, as my ceremony dress is very intricate and structured (and not all that comfortable to dance and move in.)
It's PERFECT! I loved it right away on the website, and was overjoyed that it was available in store! You can't see the beautiful seaming details in the photos, but there are curve hugging seams near the hips, and bust, making it feel very old hollywood glam. It was so nice to find something that was (fairly) structured and form fitting, as I am not a "tulle, deco, shapeless, romantic, mason jar" bride.
The dress did have to be tailored quite a bit, as I am a street size 4, and A 34D on top. I purchased a size 8, and had everything under the bust taken in a bit. (The photo shows me in the 4, with the top section completely unzipped.) If you're a small waist but busty bride, make sure you have an experienced tailor in mind. The fabric stretches around curves, but there was no way of stuffing my girls in anything smaller than an 8 on top.
I absolutely recommend this dress to anyone looking for something simple and fun, with a form fitting edge. It works very well with toppers, and I purchased the Celeste Topper in case there's a breeze at my Fall Whistler, BC wedding.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by phoenix5626 Amazing Dress!
I ordered this dress on a month's notice and it did not disappoint!
I received so many compliments on this dress. It looks good in real life AND in photos. I have received an overwhelming number of compliments from friends of friends who saw pictures of it.
I am normally a size 8 in formal dresses, but as this dress is a bit snug around the hips, I ordered a 10 on the advice of the BHLDN associate and it was a good call.
Very minor alterations required (I had to take in the bust as my top does not match the bottom) and it cost me about $40 CAD.
I have seen reviews that this dress was not long enough. I'm 5'8 and wore 4 inch heels with this dress. The length was perfect! Unless you are tall and want to wear tall heels - this should be good for everyone.
I would highly recommend getting this dress professionally steamed before wearing it.
Also though not required, I wore spanx under my dress for the extra smoothing effect. Well worth it!
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Margo Classic and Perfect!
I tried this dress on in a size 8 at the Georgetown store, and it was too big, but I fell in love. I ordered the 6, and when it arrived I realized it was too small in the hips (I am normally a size 4). I dieted a bit, and soon it fit-- you can't let this dress out, only take it in. Make sure to budget $300 for alterations to have it hemmed to the exact length, a better bustle put in, and have it fitted perfectly-- it will make you feel so confident the day of your wedding! (ALL brides should go into buying a dress prepared for significant alterations, no matter the dress.) I paired it with a belt, and cathedral veil, and it was PERFECT. I wanted simple elegance for my June wedding, and this is exactly what I envisioned. It's a classic, never-go-out-of-style dress that hugs your curves and becomes quite sexy once properly fitted.
September 10, 2015