This dress is what dreams are made of
I originally tried on this dress at BHLDN in Georgetown. I loved it but was still a little undecided. When it went on sale I made the decision to order it...and I am SOOOO glad I chose this as my wedding gown! The details (such as the scalloped bottom, perfect length train, and plunging back) were enough to make me happy, but the way this dress makes me feel is what sold me. The straps are a tiny bit big (I'm 5'2" and a 32D bust)...but there is a seam on the shoulders that make it a simple alteration for any experienced tailor. Like other reviews have mentioned...it is certainly "form fitting" but that's party of the beauty, I think. If you are on the fence about this dress...order it!! You won't be disappointed. :)
June 2, 2015
This was my personal experience with this dress and a forewarning to others who may have questions. I bought this dress at the end of 2014 and it came to me with damages the bottom slip was the correct length but the top lace slip was significantly shorter. Since I am 5'8" with shoes on, the lace was not long enough to cover my toes.
There were also many spots of unfinished lace throughout the dress. I simply assumed I got a lemon, returned the dress, and had them send out a new one.
When I received my second dress it had the same issue with the length and there were again other defected spots with the lace.
With this same issue occurring with not just one, but two dresses I scratched this choice and moved on. Good luck with your dress shopping journey ladies!
I have to make one last quick comment about Elizabeth at BHLDN in LA. She was the most genuine, kind and understanding stylist. I highly recommend scheduling with her if you can. I had two appointments at the BHLDN the first was very impersonal and cold, then I was rescheduled with Elizabeth and she made the experience unforgettable. I quickly want to thank her for her help and unforgettable service.
-Stacie Ana Ayala
May 31, 2015
This was the first wedding dress I tried on. I keep coming back to this as I haven't decided yet and still have time. I love the illusion top and I was a little unsure how it would look on me as I have a large bust and small everywhere else and didn't want all the focus to be on that, but rather the unique pattern. It's a very fitted dress but I felt like I could move in it, it bunches a bit by the belly, but hopefully proper shapewear underneath and tailoring will help. Still looking, but who knows...maybe this will be the one? :)
January 10, 2015
As soon as I saw this dress I fell in love with it. My wedding theme is Woodland/Bohemian so I really felt this fit the bill as it hasn't got a huge train and the gorgeous trailing lace at the neck fits right in with my theme.
I took a bit of a risk with this dress as I live in England so I didn't try it on before purchasing however I took all the measurements as instructed on the fit guide and it fits perfectly.
I am 5'9 without shoes so I was a bit worried it would be too short, but with 3 inch heels the dress is the perfect length - just off the floor at the front and trailing at the back.
The dress is so lightweight that it will be great for my outdoor wedding as I can move in it easily. As mentioned in the previous review the dress does show your figure off due to the thin nature of it but I bought this dress in a US 8 and i'm quite happy with how it looks. As the previous lady mentioned the straps are long but on me at 5'9 they are about the right length.
The lace is beautiful and so unusual as is the colour of the dress, which it listed as cream, it gives it almost an antique vibe which is exactly what I was looking for.
The shipping was also excellent, it was fast for international shipping, I was regularly updated and the dress was nicely wrapped and boxed.
I am extremely happy with this dress and can't wait to wear it on my big day!
October 10, 2014