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Has anyone had a dress made for them from one of the Etsy dress designers (or someone else)? I’m absolutely head over heels in love with the Marisa 754, Monique Lhullier Miranda, and Jim Hjelm JH8011, but I can not afford any of them. I was hoping I could hear from others about your experience with a custom replica dress. I’m also being pretty picky about the lace being used with the Etsy designers and others.
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Post # 4
Lately I have seen some very good replica dresses on the boards. However, one of the things that make a designer dress special is the quality of fabric. You will just not get that with a replica. You might be better off with powerbride, recycledbride, preownedweddingdresses, yourdreamdress, ledressboutique,etc. Also check out [email protected]’s post about Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg. They have GREAT prices on designer samples.
Post # 5
Thank you. I actually bought my dress from preownedweddingdresses.com, and it is a Jim Hjelm replica from http://bridaldress4u.com/main/. The quality of the lace is good and the dress fits me pretty well. I’m glad that I didn’t have to worry about the stress of ordering from overseas, and I only paid $350 for it! Here’s a picture (in my work bathroom! haha!):
Post # 6
As long as you have realistic expectations, you may end up being really happy with it. I think a lot of girls get replicas thinking that the price tag of a designer dress is ONLY because of the designer, but a lot of it is the material. You WILL notice a difference in the way polyester organza feels and flows as opposed to silk organza, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be thrilled. I would go around to a few stores and feel the different fabrics first.