Happy 4th of July everyone! Since we’re right in the middle of wedding season, you can expect quite a few wedding, bridal shower, and bachelorette party posts in the next couple months. I normally wear short cocktail dresses to weddings but was instantly drawn to this dress when I saw it on the BHLDN website. As soon as I saw the photos, I was head over heels infatuated and began avidly checking the website for any sales or promotions. Finally, it went on sale and a few days later, it was hanging beautifully in my closet.
The dress is absolutely gorgeous and moves beautifully. I wore it to a good friend’s lovely wedding in New Jersey and danced the night away with J as the dress moved from side to side. The color, French Grey, is stunning, romantic and very whimsical. There’s a certain rustic elegance to the gown and the details, like layers and layers of tulle, a removable sash, and interior boning make it even more desirable. The only downside is that it’s extremely long! I brought it to a tailor to alter the length and it was costly since the dress has four layers of material. The tailor did a fabulous job because the bottom looks exactly the same and I was able to dance without tripping over myself. I was worried that the tulle would snag and the dress would be destroyed after one event but it is well made and survived the night with no unfortunate mishaps.
BHLDN (pronounced beholden) is Anthropologie’s sister brand. They have a gorgeous collection of vintage-inspired dresses that make you feel as though you’re the main character in a happily ever after movie. If you’re recently engaged and in the process of planning the perfect bohemian hipster wedding, you can find a ton of inspiration on the website, which includes dresses, decorations and accessories. The dress above is sold out but I picked out some alternatives below that have a similar look and feel. Hope you like them!
My Outfit Details:
Dress :BHLDN, sold out (see other options above) | Shoes: Steve Madden, sold out (similar here) | Bag: Tiffany, sold out (similar here, use code BCBG10 for 10% off!) | Jacket: Zara, sold out (similar here (on sale!) and here (on sale!))