Post # 1
We are having a vintage/antique themed wedding. I have invisioned a long sleeve lace sheath and came across this dress… and I fell in love. Its the Foster by BHLDN. Does it look vintage to y’all or more like too cheap and inexpensive for a wedding? Anyone else wear BHLDN, more specifically the Foster?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
It definitely has a throwback vibe. I don’t think it looks like it’s original vintage – the lace pattern is much more a modern interpretation of something from the 70’s
I think this is a look a lot of people are associating with weddings. It doesn’t look cheap or like a compromise at all. I’d say if you love it, you should totally rock it.
Post # 3
It has a 70’s/bohemian vibe to me. Is that the look you are going for?
Post # 4
Ugh that dress is gorgeous! I adore the bell sleeves. I think it would fit right in with the theme!
Post # 5
I am not looking for boho/70s vibe. Just vintage or antique. We are doing a lot of copper and vintage decor at the reception.
Thanks for the opinions. Hopefully the masses agree its more vintage than boho.
By The Way, this dress is only $550! I have my first appt this wkend at bridal store to try on dresses and I am so torn. This gown is my perfect vision but still think I should try something else on before I buy?? Ughh!
Post # 6
It’s very pretty but no-one with an eye for vintage would think for a moment that it’s genuine vintage. It just looks like another vintage-style. So if you want genuine you’ll have to search for it. Sorry bee.
Post # 7
Oh no, I am not looking for anything genuine… just the vintage look/style. In fact I am pretty sure (or at least hopeful) that my wedding isnt being shared with anyone who would sit around and snub their noses over whether or not my gown is “genuine” vintage.
Post # 8
I had a very Victorian/French themed reception. My dress was long sleeved, totally lace, huge train, but the back dipped low and was completely out. It went in with my theme perfectly, it was victorian “inspired” but obviously not authentically so. That is a beautiful dress but maybe go try some on, it won’t hurt to look! Some dresses look PERFECT just in pictures but it ends up being very different when you put it on.
Post # 9
Vintage, no, not really.
It looks like a pretty lace maxi dress to me. Etsy has fabulous real vintage dresses in the same price range if you check the preowned section.
Post # 10
I think you can control the vintage vs. boho look by how you accessorize and do your hair! It’s a beautiful dress and does not look cheap at all. What really matters is that you love it and feel good in it at the end of the day 🙂
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Post # 12
It’s a beautiful dress but it for sure skews more 70’s boho especially with the bell sleeves. Not really vintage style.
Post # 13
looks like a elegant 70’s style to me.
Post # 14
It looks like it’s imitating 70s styles. I’m not sure what “vintage” means to you, though – it’s a pretty vague term and it’s confusing that you say you don’t want 70s but you want vintage, since 70s things are considered vintage these days.
As far as quality, I was honestly pretty disappointed by the quality of dresses at BHLDN. I had an appointment at a showroom and the dresses all seemed pretty cheaply made to me, and they’re all synthetic materials, even the ones in the 1000+ range, which I was disappointed by. For a similar style at a much lower price point, you might try this: https://www.lulus.com/products/first-day-of-my-life-white-lace-maxi-dress/474962.html
That said, if this is your dream dress, you should go for it.
Post # 15
Vintage is pretty non-specific, but that dress is very pretty but also quite modern looking.