Etsy/China Custom Dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 

ThursdayLove:  I ordered a really nice dress from etsy for my bridal shower. I was really impresed with the quality and craftsmanship of the item. The beauty of it all is that you send in your measurements and they custom make the dress for you. From what I’ve seen on the boards, disappointment can arise when you want 10 different dresses all in one (something really complicated).

Post # 3
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6880 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I ordered a dress from dresstalk on Etsy. I’m a size 16 in bridal, as in bridal 16s fit me perfectly without a need for alterations. The dress I got from dresstalk was a joke. The material seemed decent but it definitely didn’t accomodate for my larger sized chest. I included detailed measurements (more than what they asked for) as well as letting them know that US bridal gowns in size 16 fit me perfectly and they still managed to get it hilariously wrong. I’m glad it wasn’t that expensive – I felt like I was taking a chance anyways, so now I just look back on it and laugh.

Post # 5
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

ThursdayLove:  I had FI help me measure the bust waist and hip areas and sent in the custom measurements. What I usually do is browse through the dresses, make sure they have an option for customization, and then read through the reviews. Also, just an FYI many of them charge extra ($30 roughly) for customization/plus size. I took a gamble because many of the vendors will post the magazine photo. I’ve asked a few of them to send me photos and they say they do not have them often times. I used a vendor called BridalWWW. I am very impressed with the dress and the quality is immaculate. It also fits like a glove. I cannot wait to wear it in 12 days!

Post # 8
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ive ordered from http://www.lightinthebox.com and http://www.jjshouse.com and all the dresses from them have been stunning.  No major issues at all.  I am currently waiting on http://www.dressilyme.com for my actual wedding dress.  I ordered last week, I have paid for rush order and fast shipping so im hoping to have it within the month.  Ill post some pics of some of the dresses ive ordered, I have bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride, flower girl, hens party dress and a casual wedding dress I am using for our second ceremony (legal one as we are getting married in Bali)

Post # 10
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This is a bridesmaid dress from lightinthebox. I’m plus size (US18-UK20) aswell and look how it pushes up my boobs! Hahaha. No bra! All built in to the dress 🙂

Post # 11
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This was beautiful but I decided it was to poofy for me. I wanted something sleeker. It was well made tho and I was able to on sell for the price I paid. No loss there at all. And the new bride was INLOVE! 

Post # 12
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

This is was the front detail of the poofy dress. Very pretty, very feminine, no complaints at all. Just wasn’t for me. 🙂 

Post # 13
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

One of lightinthebox most popular bridesmaid dresses. I think they are around $70usd ish. I’m a size US 18 UK20 street Size. This was well made. Beautiful bust with a soft halter. The dress supports itself and has great boning  so the halter doesn’t tug on your neck so it’s super comfy. This colour  is champagne. Nice satin lining and chiffon top layer. Happy happy 🙂 

Post # 14
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Lightinthebox dress. THIS IS MY MUM 🙂 she’s such a fox! 🙂 at 54 she didn’t want to look frumpy so she went HOLLYWOOD GLAM! Lol. Please excuse the wrinkles  we literally just pulled it from the shipping box. Mum has broad shoulders and tiny hips. So this was perfect. She’s not wearing a bra either. The boning and inbuilt bra are wonderful and really do the job. Mums about a US 14 I rekon. This is to wear to our wedding in Bali. We are off to spotlight to find a chiffon to match to make a shawl just to cover her shoulders for the night time 🙂 I just love her in this dress. The pleating thru the torso is just PERFECTION. I’m not kidding you. My mum is so fussy and she didn’t find a thing to complain about. 

Post # 15
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

chantelle.jenkins:  this dress is Devine. I actually had my sister put it on for me as I was holding a temper tantrum throwing one year old lol. She’s the same size as me except 2.5inches taller. (Hence the short hem) this is a replica Alfred angelo Juliet dress. I ordered this in January. Took 24 days exact to arrive custom measurements and all. I can no longer find it on their website tho. (I do wonder if they legally had to remove it as it is an obvious replica) but I didn’t actually know that when I ordered it. 

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