Sweet Tea Gown
love, love love
I wore this dress for my April 2013 wedding, and it was beautiful, amazing, perfect! I consulted with a stylist to determine my size - 4- but at the time, BHLDN was out of that size. I ordered a 6, which was also super close to perfect. My mother altered it for me, taking it in just a bit on the top.
I'm 5'5", about 115 pounds, 34A bra, usually wear small tops a 2-4 pants. My upper body is "athletic": strong shoulders, lats & back due to lots of rock climbing! :) Hope this info helps you size...
Originally ordered the Les Casquets Sash to go with it, but beware, the color of the flower is not the same as the dress, so my mom ended up making me a sash as well, but we totally ripped off the style of the Les Casquets because, besides not matching, it's pretty perfect and the dress totally needs a sash of some sort.
This dress is airy, light, delicate and unique. I got so many compliments on the fact that it's not white or ivory... it went perfect with my personality and my Southern-Urban wedding theme at our loft venue. Thank you so much, BHLDN for making my dress dreams come true!
May 18, 2013
There is something about this dress...
I am in LOVE with this dress...It is cute and whimsical. the ruffles are gorgeous and the color is so unusual...not a pastel pink, but not a rose. I read the reviews, contacted the stylist and ended up ordering a size 8 (I am 5'7" 36-28-38) and it fits nearly perfect...may be a bit snug in the chest, but just enough to motivate me to work out. I am having a mountain top ceremony and couldn't imagine a better look for the day.
March 2, 2013
perfect understated and whimsical dress
The color seems a little dark under regular yellow light, so it might not work for someone who only wants a hint of pastel. The part of the dress right at the hip is slightly tighter than it should be, thus the top can't lay flat (Let's hope alteration won't break the bank). I'm 5ft2 with 4'' heels and will also need 2 in of hemming. Despite all that, I'm still in love with the dress and can't think of anything else I've seen that can compete with it. The Les Casquets Sash is beautiful, but the feathers are a little bit too long for my petite frame so now I have to think of different accessories.
December 28, 2012
I was initially drawn to this gown because of the unusual colour and the quirky vintage feel (I'm not a "big white dress" type of bride!). At first I was a bit hesitant to buy it online as I live in Australia and had doubts about the quality and fit. But I needn't have worried as the BHLDN stylists chose the most perfect size for me after receiving my measurements. I ordered a size 2 which turned out to be just right around the waist and only slightly loose on the top (I'm a 32/26/34). The dress is truly gorgeous, and the way it flows as you walk is magical. After watching the video, I had expected the fabric to be more of a silk gorgette, but it is definitely an organza (slightly thicker/sturdier) - which I didn't have any issues with, but just something to be aware of. I can't wait to wear it for my big day and already feel beautiful everytime I try it on.
BHLDN customer service was excellent with sizing, and were super helpful when I received the dress and had to complain about one of the pleats on the bodice being sewn on the wrong way. I received a speedy apology and a next-day refund for the cost of the necessary alterations, no questions asked. One happy customer!
November 3, 2012