Is my dress Mori Lee or a fake?

posted 4 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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374 posts
Helper bee

Sorry bee but I think it’s fake. The material looks nothing alike (especially the material used for the skirt ruffles) and I find it hard to believe a brand new and original one would be that cheap. Also the design on the bodice are completely different. Perhaps it is a different Mori Lee dress but still I find it absurd that any Mori Lee dress would be sold that cheap brand new.

You should definitely call up and complain. Even if you are happy with the dress it is absolutely appalling the lady would sell it off as something it’s not. 

Post # 3
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7 posts
Newbee

I’m sorry I think it might be fake to.. at first I thought it was the lighting but it’s a different material

 

It is a pretty dress though

Post # 4
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120 posts
Blushing bee

I think your English is pretty good already!

your dress is a replica: the material is stiff (not satin), the beading and lace on the top is differently sewn as compared to the original. The pick up is not defined as the real one.

Get a refund or something, unless you are happy with the dress you got.

xx

Post # 5
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2621 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The neckline and beading are definitely different, and the ruffles. 

Post # 6
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2235 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

It’s definitely a replica. 

Post # 7
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I actually think it might be an older Mori Lee gown, the 2406.  It’s not a dress I’m too familiar with but looking at pictures of that compared to yours it’s probably that one rather than the one you posted.  It has a sweet heart neck, lace appliques and taffeta rather than satin like the one you posted.  Taffeta can look pretty awful when it needs steaming or pressing and I bet that will come up really nicely 🙂 
It’s a much older style of gown so it wouldn’t surprise me if you could get it for that price off the peg, we have some similar styles that we’ve done events to sell off old stock for even less than that! 

Here’s a link to another bee’s post with that gown http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mori-lee-2406-straps-or-no-straps/

I can’t say for definite if it is a fake or not but you would hope not and really as long as you’re happy with it that would be the main thing! 🙂

 

Post # 8
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4860 posts
Honey bee

 

Mangomosa : 

Clever you, I believe you are absolutely right ! 

Post # 10
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Gold star for me! Haha!

Some small alterations, steaming and a single hooped underskirt will work wonders 🙂 

Post # 11
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9504 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

anina :  can’t wait to see it after you steam it and get the hoop eagle-eyed 

Mangomosa :  recommended! I know that style is a few years old but the romance of pick ups never goes away. It looks great on you style wise. 

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