ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Sleeveless Ruched Chiffon Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)
I bought this dress for a blue-themed function on short notice and luckily it arrived in time. It is, however, extremely long and will have to be hemmed. Even with heels, it is still way too long and I am 5'7". The dress is beautiful and hangs nicely, but I noticed that the bodice on the right side tends to "gap" a little (I am small busted, but it is the way the dress fits). If I didn't need it on short notice, I might return it, but I think I will be keeping it and just have it hemmed and adjusted a bit through the bust. I am true size 2 and it is just a teensy bit snug when zipping it, but not enough that I can't wear it.
The color of this dress is much richer in person. Calling it "blush" is a bit of a stretch -- it's more orangey/pink/brown, which is pretty but definitely not the color I thought I was ordering. The main problem with this dress is that it's bulky, much bulkier than I was expecting. Worse, because of the way it's constructed it would be difficult to tailor. It either fits your body, or it doesn't. The picture is so beautiful, I was expecting something breathtaking. As it was, I felt like a bridesmaid the bride was trying to make sure looked frumpy. Would not recommend!
I will be the matron of honor in a wedding in May. The bride instructed me to pick out any dress I want in navy blue. This was the most beautiful one I found through all of my internet searching. The fabric hangs and flows nicely, The style is elegant. However, I read in other reviews that it runs a little small so I ordered one size bigger. This was a mistake, it was too big so I returned it and ordered my size, a size 10 and it fit nicely. The armholes openings are cut very generously so I will need to find a bra that is narrow under the armpit so that it doesn't show.
Smaller than expected
I had tried on another Monique Lhuillier dress: ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Strapless Chiffon Gown (Nordstrom Exclusive) in size 8 and it fit perfectly, but I decided that I didn't want to go strapless, so when I ordered this dress, I was surprised that I couldn't zip up the 8. Usually Monique is so consistent with sizing - maybe it was just that particular dress, but since I ordered it online, I couldn't try a different of the same size. Also, one of the arm straps was a little thinner than the other - not symmetrical.