Beautiful Gown! Perfect for my destination wedding!!!
When my fiance and I decided to have a destination wedding on the beach I knew I did not want anything heavy or too constricting. I had seen this gown at another bridal salon with a larger price tag! I was sooo happy to find it at BHLDN for less. While my experience at the store with my bridal consultant was way sub-par and resulted in me being told to order a size 8 and having to send that one back and order a size 6 my final dress I ended up with is perfect. It will only require minimal alterations to the top (shortening the straps) and of course the hem will need to be shortened. Overall the dress gets 5 stars! The BHLDN store and its associates get 1 star. The BHLDN customer support person I spoke to was very helpful and fully refunded the shipping on the second dress.
October 16, 2014
I tried on and purchased this gown after realizing that the gown which I had already purchased wasn't quite in my budget at the moment. I was upset to return the previous gown, but once I received this gown, I was so happy that my budget had been slashed.
I love the layers of dreamy tulle and the nude/bronze lining that peeks out from beneath. I'm not a massive fan of the tulle sash provided (I feel it cheapens it a bit), but I'll probably look into purchasing a different sash or maybe even leave it sash-less. As one reviewer commented, the lace scallop detail that the sash hides is a dainty, pretty touch. I'm not much of a sparkle sort of girl. So, I like that this gown has nothing of the sort and that, if I so choose, I can add some sparkle with my accessories without the dress overpowering them.
Anyhow, as far as fit is concerned - Definitely refer to the size guide provided. I typically wear a size 4, sometimes 2, in dresses with measurements 33"-25.5"-33", and I ended up ordering a size 0. I'll still have to have the waist taken in a slight bit. Also, I only wear a 34B, but I'm absolutely swimming in the top bit and will need that altered, as well. As far as length, I wouldn't recommend this gown for any ladies over 5'9". I'm 5'5", and wearing 3.5" heels the gown was almost a perfect floor-skimming length.
This dress will fit right in for my springtime woodland themed wedding in England, but I can see it working in a variety of venues - especially depending on how you accessorize. Can't wait to wear it!
October 14, 2014
A bridal dream
I had another wedding dress I was settling on and saw this dress and loved it, tried it on and had to choose this one. This dress is so feminine, fun and even more gorgeous in person. The back train is my favorite part. For tall girls please note: I am 5'9" and am going to wear flats and it is perfect without any hemming. If you're taller then 5'10" you will have to work with a seamstress to get the dress elongated it will be too short. I am a size 10 in regular clothing and a size 10 (C cup) in this dress though it was still slightly big. There is no support so you will need to add it but the dress is near perfect, to me at least.
September 24, 2014
Fit for a Princess
This gown was just so much fun. You can't tell from the photos, but the layers upon layers of the skirt are just made of the softest tulle I have ever put on.I felt as though I was floating on a cloud while walking around in that dress. It also made for a very stunning train. Despite the multitude of layers, it was very light and comfortable to wear (something I've noticed with BHLDN gowns!).
Illusion necklines are very popular at the moment and this one does not disappoint. The intricate lace detailing was an absolute dream. I also noticed that the back lace panel was sheer and not lined, which added an extra oomph to the dress without being too scandalous :p
Unfortunately, this was not the look that I was going for on my wedding day, but it is an absolutely stunning gown!
September 7, 2014