Queen for a day
I cannot express how much I love this dress.
I got this at the end of 2014 for my wedding which was April 2, 2015. I work in the music industry and so does my husband, we're not exactly 'traditional' in the sense of how we live and neither was our wedding. We threw a party for our family at a beer garden loft in Hoboken, NJ. I had a really hard time sorting out what kind of dress I wanted to wear. I saw this online, called the store here in NYC and they made time for me that night to try it on. They were beyond lovely. I tried this on and walked around for a bit.. something was missing, the girl helping me put a rhinestone sash on me and, that was it. I was sold. I am shorter with a good chest so I was nervous at first, then I was so comfortable she had to convince me to try on something that would normally suit me..just to make sure. I did and took that right off to put this Emma gown back on. It feels like a nightgown. It's just the soft slip underneath with the petals layer on top. A couple notations - I had to have it drastically taken up - it comes very long - I'm 5'4" and put on 2 inch heels and still needed a TON taken off of the bottom. Since we took so much off, I had the seamstress move the pink petals up so I didn't lose them. They have to been moved by hand so it can get pricey but, so worth it. It doesn't have any form to it so, it's really on you and your seamstress to pull it where it needs to be. And! I had her put in a few buttons for a bustle on the back to bring it up after the ceremony. Honestly, I know it was my wedding day but, I've never gotten so many compliments in my life. It's good for tall & thin plus the shorter with shape & a chest. I'm a 34DDD and, I was more than comfortable. I didn't feel bogged down, suffocated or uncomfortable the entire day or night. Get it. Get it now!
May 8, 2015
Beautiful, flirty, curvy and amazingly comfortable
I cannot say how much I love this gown! I purchased it to wear at my upcoming elopement in Tuscany and it is absolutely perfect! I ordered both an 8 and a 10 based off the measurement chart and only ever needed to try on the 8- it was plenty roomy. For reference I am 5,9" , 165 lbs and quite curvy. The liner is stretchy soft and oh so comfortable. This dress also flatters my curves amazingly- I am a 36DD and the top is very flattering without being overly revealing.
April 4, 2015
Words can not express how over the moon in love I am with this dress! I knew as soon as I took it out of the box that it was the one! (As a previous reviewer noted, I too thought it had a slightly grayish tinge too it. However, this is a trick of the eye occurring only when the dress is lying flat. On the body the white is completely ivory and the blush a beautiful clear pink)
I found this dress to run slightly large. My dress is a 4, my typical size (5'7, 130, 34C) and I could very well size down to a 2, but I like how it skims over my body while still giving an hourglass silhouette, so I will keep the 4 and have a tailor do some slight alterations. Specifically, this dress is at least 2 inches too long in the shoulder straps for me, as I have a very short torso, usually wearing petite dresses as a result, despite my height. Once I have this part Of the dress adjusted, it will be perfect! You really must see this dress in person, pictures simply do not do it justice! It is a showstopper, whimsical and delicate! Thank you BHLDN!
March 12, 2015
My dream dress
I got married in November wearing this gorgeous gown. I am 6', 36C and wear a size 12. The dress fit perfectly and needed no alterations. It is easy to wear and extremely comfortable. The movement of the dress is amazing. If you worry about stepping on the train, it could use another loop to bustle but it really wasn't a problem for me. I got many compliments. It worked perfectly for me!
December 3, 2014