Beautiful yet unflattering
I bought this dress hoping it was the one and while it looks great on the rack, it didn't flatter me. I am very slender and small, about 4'11" and 88lbs, yet because the fabric is so rigid, it didn't hug my figure right and showed every bump and line of my body. Even the lines of my belly button could be seen through the dress. It would need a slip or something for me to feel comfortable in it. Even though I absolutely loved the detailing, which is more beautiful in person, I exchanged the dress for a different one that suits me more.
May 24, 2015
My mom saw this dress online and insisted I consider it as a reception dress. I waited for a size 2 or 4 to be available online. I ordered a size 2 and was nervous that it would be too small according to the other reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it fits true to size and how well it fits my petite and curvy frame. I'm generally between a 2 and 4 in sizes with a 34D bust. I do agree with the other reviewers that spanks is a must for this dress. Otherwise, the soft fabric and lovely beading makes this dress elegant and romantic!
May 20, 2015
gorgeous detail, odd cut
I'm in love with the sold-out Harlow dress (http://www.bhldn.com/product/harlow-gown), and so was pleased to find a similar gown by the same designer. The beadwork is beautiful and the fabric is high-quality silk. Unfortunately, it just didn't fit quite right. As another reviewer pointed out, the fabric is cut on a bias, which causes the dress to hang oddly around the midsection. Elsewhere the dress clings, so shapewear undergarments are a must. Also, the dress color is white, not ivory, which doesn't suit very fair skin tones like mine.
April 24, 2015
This dress is gorgeous. The beading is intricate and absolutely beautiful. It hits nicely across the collar bone and is stunning from the back. It is also a very comfortable and light dress with nice material. I debated between this and another gown, and ended up choosing the other because the other seemed to go with my venue more appropriately, though this would have been a great choice also. It is definitely appropriate for someone very confident with their shape - the material clings to every bone/muscle/potential flaw/underwear line and would require seamless underwear for smoothness. I have an athletic build and small chest and was happy that this looked nice and didn't require much to fill it out. I'd recommend.
December 7, 2014