Rated 4.9 out of 5Â by 34
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Elegant
The Livia gown was exactly what I was looking for in a wedding dress. I wanted something simple, yet elegant and special. I felt beautiful and I received lots of compliments on my wedding day.
The size 2 was the best fit, but I did have to get the shoulder straps taken in and the bottom hemmed a little bit. My seamstress added a little bit of a bustle in the back as well. Overall, my alterations were pretty minimal.
I wore sticky bra cups, so that no straps would show in the back. I also wore high waisted spanx, that were thigh length. I highly recommend trying this dress!
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Don't Overlook This Dress
This dress was nothing like the dresses I picked out during my appointment at the BLHDN Georgetown location. My stylist (I wish I could remember her name!) was so attentive to my complaints and compliments about the dresses I tried on, she knew what I wanted more than I did. She pulled this dress out of the back... and it was the one. I never even noticed it on the site, or in the store. It blended in among its lace and embellished peers that initially attracted me- but the difference is this dress is absolutely stunning ON your body. It is a heavy material, but at the same time light and doesn't weigh you down. The subtle details on the back: the back drape, the slight train--- just stunning. The color is more ivory than white and almost has a warm glow to the fabric. The only complaint I have is that it will take a lot of alterations to make it fit my body perfectly. I am 5'4" and pear shaped. I am about 3 sizes bigger in my hips/booty than I am on top, so it will take a lot of altering to lift the dress and take in the front. There is a lot of fabric in the bust, so if you are not busty like me, this may be a pricey alteration to fit. I am also adding a bustle so I don't trip over this while dancing at my reception. But overall, this dress is at an insane price point for it's quality so I'm OK spending a little more on alterations to make it fit perfectly. Shapewear for this dress is also tricky. I am going to sew in cups in the front as a bra, and I purchased Spanx Thinstincts High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short. They don't hit high enough to interfere with the low cut back. I have some concerns about the waist band rolling, so I would have preferred shapewear with strapes- but I don't think anything exists that would not hang out with this dress' sexy details. I think this dress looks best on girls with an hourglass or pear like me- so flattering! My booty looks amazing in this. Amazing. Don't pass this one by without trying it on! I can't wait to wear this on my wedding day. For reference, I usually wear a 6-8 in dresses, and purchased this in a 10 so it hangs and grazes my hips without being tight. Thanks BHLDN Georgetown!
May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Stunning Dress
This dress is very comfortable on. Best word for this dress is stunning! I purchased this dress online for our upcoming Maui beach wedding and had no idea what to expect. The measurements for this dress are right on. When the dress arrived it was perfect and little alternations where needed. I highly recommend this dress and the BHLDN company.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Verified Reviewer Classic & elegant
This dress ended up getting 2nd place for me, even though I walked in thinking Livia would be it (I ended up with the August gown).
Overall, the dress is beautiful! It looks great with the original sash or with something sparkly. The back was jaw-dropping, and the front complimented it well!
In the end, I passed because this dress would have required more alterations and more concern throughout the day. I was worried about spilling on it, the shapewear that would work with it, and having to bustle the tiny train. This dress is so classic and sexy, that I felt boxed when it came to styling - I wanted something with a little more funk and freedom.
I hope many brides choose this dress! Good for her, not for me.
February 17, 2016