Whimsical, romantic, and happy!
I tried on maybe 10 or 12 bridal gowns in a few different shops, and although some made me feel more beauitful or skinnier or whatever, this dress made me HAPPY. I've never felt that way about any piece of clothing before, but it literally made me feel happy. The illusion neckline is so delicate and beautiful and while I was originally a little worried that the bronze under skirt would take away from the bridal look, in the end i fell in love with it. I am very fair skinned, and the bronze complimented me beautifully. I cannot wait to wear this dress on my big day. We are getting married on a small horse farm in August and this dress will be perfect for the venue, and is light enough to allow for dancing, lawn games, and a full day of fun.
January 23, 2015
Perfect for destination wedding
I had a great experience purchasing this gown from the Chicago BHLDN. The gown is lightweight, comfortable, and it was perfect for my destination wedding in Mexico. I'm 5'0" and usually a size 00 petite, and the 00 fit as I expected--a little big on me, but it needed to be taken in and hemmed only a little bit. I wore it with the Cirque veil and bought a simple jeweled sash. I wanted something soft and feminine, but that didn't look too young--the balance of the soft, flowy tulle skirt and the classic illusion neckline of this dress was perfect for me.
January 18, 2015
The perfect dress
The moment I saw this dress online, I could hear it calling my name but seeing it in person is even better. The detail in the bodice is beautiful, delicate and perfect. Everything from color to fabric is better than I could have hoped for. The reason I reviewed the overall fit as "As expected" is because I definitely went by the size guide and I recommend that you absolutely do this too. I am naturally a size 2 and sometimes a 4 in dresses. I'm 120 lbs, 5'4" and measure at a 33 inch bust and 26 in waist so based on the chart, I'm a size 0 in this dress. It literally fits like a glove and I don't need a single alteration. Instead of wearing a full on strapless bra, I had an adhesive silicone type bra on(which has little padding) and it was perfect for this dress. I 100% recommend this dress.
January 15, 2015
Beautiful DELICATE Dress
I was measured at bhldn with a 24.5" waist and 31.5" bust and the size 0 fits perfectly at the waist and has a little extra room in the bust. The size chart indicates I should be a 00, but I am very glad that I ordered a size up. I think that the 00 would have been too tight in the waist for eating and dancing all night. At 5'3" I will need to get it shortened slightly. The fabric is light and beautiful though the bodice is a little thinner than I would like. The delicate look of the dress is achieved using very delicate materials. I am extremely happy with my purchase, just be ready for very light weight material.
January 8, 2015