Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 43
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by hannahfyed Ethereal, lightweight, photographs beautifully
This dress is stunning, and I absolutely loved wearing it on my wedding day! However, I want to try my best to accurately describe its pros and cons to help you decide if it is the right dress for you.
I am 5'3", 115lb, small-chested, and narrow in the hips. The salesperson at the Houston BHLDN suggested I order a size 2. In hindsight, I think ordering a size 0 would have required less alterations. I didn't get a bustle, which worked fine for me. But if your wedding will have lots of dancing or if you don't want to spend time picking out twigs and leaves that can get caught in the train, then consider a bustle.
The illusion neckline is one of the distinct features of this dress. It holds it up comfortably, gives it the appearance of being strapless, and adds an unexpected twist when you turn around. Be careful with the mesh straps though, which can stretch out. The straps, in combination with the zipper being on the side, also makes it so that the dress has to go on over your head as opposed to you stepping into it. Take this into consideration when planning hair and makeup.
The nude underlay suited my Asian skin tone well. It gives the dress warmth and helps differentiate it from the "standard," solid white wedding dress. The layers of tulle are amazing. The tulle makes the dress lightweight and ethereal, and the dress drapes, moves, and photographs beautifully because of it.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Susan28 Beautiful on the beach
There are no words for how beautifully this dress moves. I was married on an island and the lightness of the dress catches the wind in a beautiful way. I am small chested with an athletic build and it was a great fit. The sheer top was not only beautiful- but held the dress up while giving the illusion of a strapless. I loved the dress when I bought it, but I loved it so much more when I truly wore it. Amazing.
August 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by twinkleyez Gorgeous Dress!
I recently visited my local boutique and had the most wonderful experience trying on a bunch of dresses! I must say that this was my favorite dress both online browsing AND trying them on in person! The contrast between the bronze color underneath and the delicate lace & tulle on top is actually what makes this dress so beautiful (both in person and in photos). It looks amazing with a lace topper too! One thing to note is that the boutiques only have a size 4 and 12 (which were not exactly in the best shape) so it's difficult to tell exactly how much better it will look new and fitted. My wedding isn't for another year so I'll continue to browse various styles, but I'm 90% sure I'll end up choosing this one!
August 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ltoz Beautiful but much larger than expected
I'm from the UK and bought my dress at BHLDN while in the US visiting family. I asked to try on a size 4 in my fitting session, as I am usually a UK size 8, but the dress was much larger than expected.
I would be careful if buying this dress larger than 1 size too big, with the expectation that you will have it fitted to you - it was suggested that it would be very easy for me to have it taken in, but actually when it came to it, it was going to be v. expensive and an awful lot of work. Two seamstresses wouldn't even take it on because it was so complicated a job! I'm sure a small fit probably wouldn't be too terrible, but in the end I was helped by the BHLDN team and they sent a new size, which fits much better.
I'm 5ft1, 33 bust, 26 waist and 35 hips and the size 0 fits very well! The shoulder straps need shortening and the skirt hemming, but other than that no alterations will be needed! I bought one of the sashes to go with it (I think the pearly primrose one?) and it looks gorgeous.
The skirt is *much* more bronze than the photos on the website suggest, and it does give a sort of 'nude' feel to the dress. I have dark hair and very pale skin and I just about get away with it.
If you're shipping to the UK, remember customs charges! For this dress it was about Â£225. If you return the dress, you can have the customs charges refunded.
So excited to wear this on my wedding!!
August 6, 2015