LOVE THIS DRESS!
I had another dress that was much more traditional and when it came in, I did not like it. It was heavy and uncomfortable. I went to the BHLDN location in Chestnut Hill, MA and Jill helped me. She was amazing. I pretty much tried on everything and a few looks multiple times before deciding on the Laverne. I absolutely love the back of this dress. I have a larger chest but just got a bustier low back bra and had a seamstress sew up the plunge about an inch. I'm tall so that was the only alteration I needed. The dress is so comfortable and the material feels amazing against your skin; I wore it all night, including the after party! Overall, the experience at BHLDN is amazing and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
October 17, 2014
love the back
I was drawn to this dress because of the back. The sample dress was pretty tattered in the back but I was still able to get an idea of how beautiful it was in person. However, the front did nothing for my figure. I am pretty straight up and down and all it did was make me look wide. There's a lot of material, so maybe that had something to do with it. Either way, I did not go with this dress. I think it might look better on someone who had a thin waist and wide hips, more hourglass figure.
For alterations, I would definitely need to have it shortened (something I found with all the dresses I tried) and would probably have some cups put in.
For reference, I am a 34B and 127lbs.
June 23, 2014
Lovely and comfortable
I haven't quite decided if this is the dress for me yet, but I like it. It is a lovely and super comfortable dress - lightweight for a wedding dress and easy to put on. Also, it was more flattering than I initially thought. I fell in love with the back browsing online, but had doubts b/c picture 2 of the model looked awkward and frumpy. Thankfully the dress does look like picture 2 in person. The way the dress draped, it also hid my food baby without making it look like I had something to hide. I wear between a 2 and 4 in BHLDN dresses; while the 2 prob would have been ok, I prefer the 4
May 7, 2014
My wedding dress!
I saw this dress online and fell in love. After trying on many heavy, restrictive traditional wedding gowns this one was like a breath of fresh air - lightweight and airy, you can dance, move around, and sit comfortably. Plus it's absolutely STUNNING, especially the back. I'm 5'2 125 lbs and originally tried the size 4 using the measurement guide - it fit perfectly. However, a few months later I found out I was pregnant and would be 5 months along at the time of my wedding. I ended up increasing to a size 6, which fit comfortably with the extra 10 lbs and slightly bigger belly I had by my wedding day. The flowy fit worked great with my baby bump, disguising it a little and not making me feel restricted at all. I didn't have to do any alterations except hemming the length. I highly recommend this dress whether or not you're pregnant - I was so happy I didn't have to find a special maternity dress! All night my wedding guests were asking me if I had it custom made. LOVE this dress!
April 24, 2014