Queen Anne Dress
Beautiful dress - runs a bit small
I ordered several dresses from BHLN, all in size 6, and all fit well except for the Queen Anne - I couldn't zip it past my bra line, which is odd because I am not a busty lady. Typically I am a full size smaller up top than in the hips and I've never had this happen before. Ordered again in a size 8 - it zipped past my ribs but will have to have the shoulders taken in if I decide to keep it.
Beautiful construction, looks great on. The sash is the weakest part, - it's a little cheap looking in person - but that can be easily replaced.
February 27, 2014
Didn't work for me
The fabric of this dress is really beautiful. That being said, the dress did not work for me. I have a large bust so I ordered a size 10. This resulted in the length of the dress from the waist to my shoulders being too long. In order for the dress to work, I would have had to have it altered at the shoulders to bring the waist and neckline up. The length of the skirt portion of the dress fit at an awkward spot...a little longer than normal tea length. Again, this might be because I had to size up. If you are slim and fit pretty much within the measurements for waist and bust and don't have to size up, this might work for you.
February 17, 2014
A bit Alice and Wonderland-y in person
The detail on this dress is quite beautiful and the lace over the chest is absolutely gorgeous.
The cut however just didn't work on my body. I felt a bit like a child at a tea party with the flare out skirt. I'm also on the taller side--about 5'8" and the waist of the dress was around the largest part of my ribcage. I ordered a size 4--usually wear a 4 or 6--and could barely zip it up top. I am a 34B. It fit fine elsewhere.
The dress is really beautiful and delicate and perhaps would work better on a curvier person or a really tiny person. For me, it would have been better without the flare and with less skirt on the bottom.
February 4, 2014
I wanted a tea length lace dress for my afternoon garden party wedding and this dress is everything I was looking for. I normally don't like gold, but the gold threading that runs along the lace is beautiful. When it came in the mail it was just as stunning as it is on the model. I am short, so I will need to alter it but I normally have to get dresses and pants hemmed to fit me.
November 20, 2013