I purchased this dress in size 2 (oyster color) that turned out to be a bit too loose (as I am skinny) and needed to be tailored. As other reviewers mentioned - the top and back are a bit tricky to tailor. But my dress ended up fitting perfectly! It was very lightweight and comfortable to wear, too. A note to those who prefer to wear a bra underneath the dress: ONYX dress has a pretty low cut on the back, so it might take a while to find a proper bra (go for the one with no back and silicone straps on the sides that can be "glued" to the skin). Or - as I did - wear no bra at all.
I also wore a matching veil and a shrug (both BHLDN). Loved all of these items...and the whole BHLDN shopping experience (purchased in Chicago store).
July 23, 2014
This dress is really pretty but fit me wrong in the waist. Do not know if I like the straps on this dress or not. Very soft dress and very delicate. Sadly it was returned. The garment bag the dress came in reeked terribly.
May 15, 2014
Onyx Wedding Dress Review
This dress is BEAUTIFUL. Seriously. This has to be one of the most flattering dresses that BHLDN carries. It has removable straps and when they are removed, the dress feels super secure, this sucker isn't going anywhere (on a scale of secure top to flashing your guests: zero risk of ahem slips if you have the right size)!! The combination v-neck of lace and sweetheart cut under that is INCREDIBLY flattering. The v is wide enough that it opens up the chest and collarbones, and the bodice fits so well it will make your waist look itty-bitty. The lace detailing is so incredible and tasteful, it gives the dress a little special something without being over the top. The tulle in the skirt is a little intense, but getting it shortened/the train taken out seems like a relatively simple procedure. This dress makes you feel like a princess the minute you put it on. It is seriously amazing.
The only downside has nothing to do with how the dress fits: The bag the dress comes in STINKS. Like the worst plastic/mothball smell I have ever experienced. And as a result, the dress also smells awful when it first comes out of the bag. It remains to be seen how long/if the dress will ever not smell like this death-plastic bag, but I'm hoping that hanging it up from now (end of April) until my wedding (middle of May) will air it out and help it not smell so bad. Seriously BHLDN, I read a bunch of other reviews that you had stopped using these bags and started using non-smelly cloth bags instead!! What gives?! This is a serious turn off that I think you guys should address. Ain't nobody wants to be smelling like a car tire on their wedding day. FIX IT.
April 29, 2014
I loved wearing this dress on my wedding day. I chose the oyster color which is beautiful because the white lace stands out from the champagne color. I am a size 4 usually and wore a size 4. The top is pretty tricky to alter because it is one single piece so make sure it fits on the top more or less before your buy it. I got the middle sash sewn into the dress so I didn't have to worry about it changing position during the day. For dancing, there wasn't a way to attach anything to the back to help hold it up so I just draped the bottom of the dress over my arm when dancing and it was fine. Very happy with the dress overall!
April 22, 2014