(Closed) Dress Depression

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@Pokemon:  Did they tell you if they’re just waiting for them to become available? Are they “new” dresses? What’s their excuse for not having them?

Post # 4
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8324 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Pokemon:  Unfortunately that happens a lot here in Australia. I wanted a particular style of dress (tea length 50’sish) and whilst there were hundreds of choices online, stores here only had one or two styles which weren’t what I wanted or they wanted a ridiculous price compared to overseas (and I am talking original dresses not knock offs). the mark up was 300% a lot of the time!

Edit to say: which designer? Where are you located?  Have you tried interstate shops? A quick $39 tiger flight to another captial could be an option!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@Pokemon:  That sucks, can you get pictures of them here, then we can vote anyways? I think I would rather have a dress I can physically try on instead of buying online, I guess you’re the same?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I’d like to comment on these but I ahve to go to work now, I will be back around 8 ish so in 5 hours? But so far I like the 3rd and 8th ones, I looked at them quickly…

Post # 10
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m not sure what state your in but bridal on pultney have very similar dresses instore (adelaide) and also ultimate bride. Hope it helps

Post # 12
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737 posts
Busy bee

@Pokemon:  I really feel for you.  All the dresses you have chosen are very beautiful, but seem to be either drop waist or A line.  Can you try on something with a similar style to make sure that the ‘shape’ suits you?  Then perhaps try and get it made like we did.

I agree the prices in Australia just cannot be justified when the same dress in the USA is at least $1,000 or more cheaper.

I am not a dress expert at all, so I am sure some of the other Bees will help out.

Post # 13
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942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you been shopping at any of the bridal boutiques in your area and seen what they have instore? You may find something you love equally in person. I ended up buying a dress totally different to what I had imagined and it was perfect. Book some appointments with your favourite stores and possibly book a trip to Sydney where there is the most variety.

You may also want to consider bridal fairs where the prices are sometimes lower. The last one is my favourite.

Post # 14
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1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pokemon: which designer is this and how much is it? It is my fave and MOST different than all I have seen!! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Pokemon:  Some of the dresses you posted are very similar to mine (the shoulder strap is removable)- which I’m thinking about selling.  If you like it – PM me  πŸ™‚

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