I purchased this beautiful dress from BHLDN this spring. My wedding was in late May, in the mountains of Southern Colorado. I wore it for about 5 hours. Our wedding was very small (25 guests!) and intimate. I chose this dress because I thought it was elegant and classic, without being too incredibly formal. I love the Edwardian lace, and the vintage look! My absolute favorite thing about this dress is the brush train, and has a lovely weight to it. The lace detail on this part of the dress is really gorgeous, and the photos don’t quite capture it. The colors of the two types of lace vary slightly, from almost white (the finer, under layer of lace) to ivory (the flower detail lace). The dress is lined with two viscose slips. One is attached to the dress and hangs below the knees, but because it does not fall to the ankles, it allows more light to show through the lace (which means the details of the lace are more visible). The second slip is about knee length and separate from the rest of the dress. I am 5’7″, 130lbs, and the dress fits me just right–not tightly–although I did have it shortened by 3.5-4 inches (see alterations).
Below is the description from the BHLDN site: While perusing the collection of a Parisian antique dealer, designer Yoana Baraschi happened upon a 1920s swing dress. On closer look, she realized that the gown was made from original Edwardian lace, which had been transformed for the new era. Needless to say, she took great pleasure in reimagining the fabric once again, as this stunning lace and embroidered gown. Side zip. Nylon; viscose lining. Imported.
A BHLDN exclusive
Can be shortened; using an experienced bridal tailor is recommended
All gowns require an additional shipping charge of $15
See fit guide for detailed sizing information
We recommend pairing this gown with a veil in Ivory
- Alterations: I had the dress shortened at the knees, where the two panels of lace come together (3 inches), and at the shoulders (1/2 inch), as recommended by the designer on the original tags. I am 5'7" and wore 3" heels. The front edge just touched the floor (so my toes peeked out when I walked) and the back trailed lightly, as in the BHLDN picture. Your shoes will show with this dress, however, because of the raised scallops on the sides, which is a nice detail--I think it makes the hemline even more graceful. Plus, it means you get to pick out some great shoes! There is a light brown mark on the bottom edge of the dress, in the back, near the center. It is about 1 cm. long and about the width of a marker tip. The cleaner was unable to remove it due to the delicacy of the lace, but was able to lighten it significantly. Please let me know if you have questions! I can also send you a photo of the mark described above.
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- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Original Owner: Yes
- Has Original Receipt: Yes
- Location: Salt Lake City, UT
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Seller Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Escrow.com
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