Post # 1
I am going to be ordering my dress from overseas so that it fits my budget. I tried on the actual designer dress and absolutely love it. The original is made from silk satin and organza.
Anyway, the place I was going to order it from has it in polyester for $360. When I asked if I could pay more to upgrade it to silk they said it would be $1200. Do you think I should pay the difference? Or do you think it would be ok in polyester?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I think a silk dress is ALWAYS better then polyester, so if it’s in your budget I would go for silk.
How much was the original?
Post # 4
The original is $3000. What do you think is better about silk specifically? Is it breathability, the sheen, the way it drapes and moves, or something else? Do you think that people will be able to tell the difference?
Post # 5
Up close it will look a lot better in the more expensive silk fabric, but in pictures it probably won’t look too different. I’d say if you have it in the budget to get silk, go for it – otherwise polyester isn’t the end of the world.
Post # 6
Silk just feels better. It’s a natural fabric, so it breathes better then poly. It has a shine to it, but it’s smooth not slippery.
Post # 7
Depends on your budget. I would go for polyester mostly because dress is kinda low on my priority as long as it looks good in pictures. I also figure that I’m only going to wear it for a couple of hours before I return/resell/give away. Either choice, it’s a great deal!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’d definitely consider upgrading — isn’t polyester supposed to be pretty hot to wear? The silk would be nice and light!
Post # 9
that is my dress!! I just wore it and it was a great hit! i think the beauty of the dress is in the construction and materials so i would feel that upgrading would be a good option!
Post # 10
You have good taste dianalb83
Did you get Lazaro’s version? It is such a fun dress to wear. I wish I could afford the original, but the place I am ordering it from has gotten a lot of really good reviews. Did you have any trouble walking or dancing in it? That is my only concern.
I don’t suppose you want to re-sell it? (maybe we have the same taste and are the same size!)