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Rated 5 out of 5 Perfect dress
This dress was a last minute addition to my list of dresses to try on at BHLDN Chicago. I am so glad I added it to my list, because it ended up being the dress for me!
After trying on some more "traditional" big, white wedding dresses at other stores, I realized pretty quickly that they just weren't for me. I was excited to go to BHLDN because I liked just about everything I saw online. The store definitely did not disappoint. I liked everything I tried on.
I initially thought I would end up with the Penelope dress, but even though I liked it when I tried it on, I just didn't feel like it was exactly what I was looking for. I tried on the Cate dress next, and from the moment my consultant zipped me up and I saw myself in the mirror, I knew this dress was the one for me. It's design and style are different from most wedding dresses, but it still felt plenty "bridal" to me. But most importantly, as someone whose everyday style is pretty laid back and all about comfort, this dress just felt like something I would wear.
The dress is not any heavier than any other BHLDN dresses I tried on, even though it had more embellishments than most. The slip is somewhat see through if you are wearing dark undergarments, but shouldn't be an issue if you wear white or nude under it. The dress also stretches a bit, so it seemed very comfortable and easy to move in. I will need to get it shortened, but I don't think I'll need any other alterations.
January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 My absolute dream dress
I was married on November 25, 2015. I am what you would describe as an alternative or modern bride - I have been with my partner for 8 years and we have a 7 year old daughter when we decided to get married this year. I wanted something completely non-traditional but also beautiful. This dress is all of that and more. You will need to have it tailored to get the perfect fit - make sure you splurge on the tailoring because this dress is so affordable - you are worth it, trust me! I wore a corset under this dress so that I could really accentuate the hourglass figure. After my wedding, we went dancing at the clubs on 4th street in Austin, and people stopped me everywhere to tell me how amazing my dress looked. One girl came up to me and asked me if I was wearing Vera Wang. When I told her that I got this dress from BHLDN, her jaw dropped. The quality is absolutely superb. The dress is of average weight and easy to dance in so long as you get it hemmed at the bottom. I was in this dress from 10 am to 2 am the following day and didn't want to take it off. It sways when you dance and move, the pattern of the beading is slimming, and the blush color is beautiful. I cannot say enough about this dress. I got it cleanedand I am keeping it preserved in case my daughter decides that she would like to wear it to prom in 10 years. If she doesn't, I'll have it altered so I can go dancing in it with my husband!
December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 PERFECTION!!!!
This dress was the second dress I tried on and I knew this was the one!!The dress is very comfortable and not heavy as beaded/sequined dresses can sometimes be. I tried on a size 4 and it fit perfect with minor alterations to be made in length. I ordered the dress and it came four days later!!! The staff who helped me at my fitting were fantastic !
November 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Fit for a princess!
I wore this for my wedding in October 2015 along with a crystal and pearl headpiece. A little girl in the park where we got married said, "Daddy, is that a princess?" as I walked past with my husband and our photographer. The dress is extremely comfortable, and the bottom is great for twirling while you dance. It also has a less severe ombre effect in real life than it does in the model photos. Given the nature of the forgiving materials, I didn't need to make a single modification to the dress for it to conform to my body. At 5'10" (and with heels) the dress length was exactly the same as on the model in the photos. The sequins and beads do tend to fall off over the course of the day, so be gentle as you get in and out of cars, chairs, etc. Can't wait to wear it again for our second wedding party in Spain next year!
November 25, 2015