Mille Petals Corset Gown
This is the most gorgeous dress I've ever seen! I'm getting married for the 2nd time in an intimate ceremony this coming June, and I've been going back and forth trying to decide what style of dress would be right. I didn't want anything too formal but wanted it to still evoke a wedding feel. The moment I saw this dress I knew it was perfect!
I never thought I'd want a straight gown as I've got problem areas I prefer to hide, but the layers of silk chiffon provide just enough coverage to hide those problem areas while the corset top cinches in my waist which results in making me feel beautiful! And, the flowers on the removable belt are the perfect transition between the corset top and tiered bottom. I will likely have to have it shortened a little, but that doesn't bother me in the least.
The dress arrived beautifully packaged in a strong box and thick garment bag. I am most impressed with BHLDN!
February 13, 2013
Wearing this for my wedding this July!
I am 5'3 and 125 lbs with a large chest (DD). When I first started looking for wedding dresses, I thought strapless had to be out on account of my chest, but as I tried on dresses I found that a very structure strapless top actually worked best. I ordered this in a size 6 and it fits perfectly--I only need to get it shortened. It emphasizes my waist and looks curvy--I couldn't be happier. I may switch the belt out for fresh flowers at the waist. Anyway. This is a dress that really works for a curvy shape, and it's fancy but not fussy or precious.
December 22, 2012
Understated but Classic
I fell in love with this dress because I am weary of a bright white, poofy, overly-done wedding gown for my garden wedding. I am petite and so I wanted something special that I wouldn't get swallowed up in. This dress certainly fits the bill.
I found that my measurements are exactly the same as the BHLDN measurements for a size 2, so that's what I ordered. It was a bit snug--it was a flattering fit but the column cut of the dress made me weary of sitting down, bending over, etc. I contacted a BHLDN stylist for help and she helped me order a size 4 and return the 2. The 4 is perfect--I have enough room in the bodice for nice undergarments and the column skirt is still fit and flattering.
The BHLDN stylist that I'm working with is also consistently helpful--she looked at photos of me in the dress and made me feel more confident about my choice. She's also helpful with picking out a different sash, shoes, and other accessories. I highly recommend emailing a stylist.
The gown is not as long as other dresses I've tried on--I'm 5'3 and will need to get a few inches cut off, but if you're not afraid of heels I don't think the length would be a problem at all.
December 16, 2012
most phenomenal bridal gown EVER
I had been eyeing this dress online for months and months --- when it went on sale, I pounced!
The dress is everything that I had hoped for and more. The bodice is a stunning ivory made perfectly, the material is soft and expensive looking. The ruffles are made of the most beautiful raw silk. The whole gown is light and airy. I am a street size 0-2 and went with the 2. And the two is definitely a good fit (almost a tad snug). I am a small B cup and I still cant fill it, so that will be the only alteration necessary (plus the length)
One other concern I had was the color - i thought online it looked yellow/peach but in person it is much more neutral/ivory, especially in picture and especially outside.
the dress is really perfect especially for someone small who can get easily lost in a big poofy gown, but still wants something really unique and NOT simple. i can't wait to wear the dress on my wedding day! thank you BHLDN!!
December 4, 2012