This is a high quality dress. I fell in love with it months ago, and was finally able to locate it in my size. Order it, you will not be disappointed. If you have hips, it WILL show your curvy body, which is what I was looking for! My usually size fit, except the top was big - as other reviewers have stated, very little alterations will be needed. I LOVE this dress!
November 15, 2014
Beautiful & Stunning Dress
I knew I wanted my dress to have lace, cap sleeves, and a fitted silhouette and this dress has it all!
I have a 34D bust and am usually between a size 2 and 4. Currently with size availability being limited I was lucky enough to order and try on both sizes. I do feel that the fit between the two sizes vary greatly. The 4 was loose just about everywhere, but the size 2 fit like a glove. I think the only alternation I will need is a hem. I couldn't be more thrilled about my wedding gown!
October 21, 2014
Elegant, well fitting and stunning colour
I ordered this dress and it arrived quickly. This is standard, but I got hit with duty and brokerage fees, much higher than expected - almost 50% of the cost of the dress (be careful if you are from outside the US). The fit of this dress was amazing. I saw reviews where people said it fit large, but they were sold out of 2s so I ordered the 4. But the 4 fit very well on my frame - I only had to get the waist and back taken in and the hem in the front taken up (not expensive because of the simple hem and because the waist alterations did not go up to the armpit). A padded backless bra and I am ready to go! The size two would have been too snug across my hips. I'm a slight pear shape with a small waist and a bubble bum (if that helps).
The background in the photo may lead you to think the dress has pinkish tones (I was worried), but it does not! It was a lovely cream colour with delicate gold thread weaved into the lace overlay. The fabrics are all of high quality. I'm super excited for my big day!
October 12, 2014
Beautiful lace, easy to wear all day dress!
This wedding dress strikes a perfect balance of beauty, delicate lace, mermaid skirt, and practicality. The lace back is to.die.for and the dress has a beautiful full skirt without being too heavy. The dress is not structured but does have a great shape and fabric to keep you contained. The bust is lined so I didn't have to wear a bra (usually a size 34B/C).
I got married in a garden during a sunny, hot day, so I was happy to have a dress that was not too heavy. I could move my arms up and down (always a concern with cap sleeves!), sit, bend and move! I can't tell you how many wedding dresses I tried on that were just sheath and too flimsy and others that were so structured that I couldn't sit and breathe at the same time! This one is a perfect in between, with substantial lining that is form fitting but allows full movement. The train is small and I didn't feel like it needed a bustle (save yourself some $).
I can't even express how happy I was with this dress. I was so comfortable all day and got so many compliments. I thought I would sell my dress after the wedding but I'm so attached to it now!
I am 5'8'', 34, 27, 39 and fit into a size 4 with zero alterations. I wore 2 1/2 inch heels and the bottom of the dress just skimmed the floor.
$800 for this dress is an absolute bargain! BHLDN has great customer service and I've loved buying, exchanging, and finding the right dress with them.
September 29, 2014