- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I’m still pretty new here so please be gentle with me! I ordered a dress from ModCloth, but realized even though our wedding is more on the casual side, the dress I chose was too casual and wouldn’t make me feel bridal so before trying it on I returned it.
I found a couple brief mentions about LightInTheBox.com. I was originally planning on getting a China dress, but then found the site I was originally looking at had super, super, super bad reviews and I didn’t want to risk it. LightInTheBox seemed to have 50/50 reviews, I figured with how cheap my dress would cost the gamble was worth it – if I could find a dress I liked.
I fell in LOVE with this dress (link: http://www.lightinthebox.com/Sheath—Column-Strapless-Short—Mini-Satin-Organza-Wedding-Dress–WGY0069-_p48341.html)
I wanted something fun, unique, bridal and that fit with our subdued carnival theme wedding. I ordered my dress on 3/29/13.
I got my dress about an hour ago. I ordered a size 2 even though I’m a size 0, I thought I’d for sure at least have to get it altered for size. It fits like a freaking glove! I chose not to do the custom sizing simply because it didn’t seem like those who did were any less likely to get a dress in the wrong size.
I put on my dress and absolutely fell in love! I thought it was super beautiful and called my fiance to gush to him about how happy I was. I did notice one piece of lace that wasn’t attached to the dress and one frayed lace hem, but I thought that was no big deal.
After taking off my dress I decided I should really give it a good look over and if needed send pictures to customer service (as other bees have suggested in previous posts.) So I did and unfortunately I found a bunch of holes in the lace of the bodice :[ It looks like some areas didn’t get lace or the lace maybe ripped?
I am waiting for my email to myself (with the 15 pictures from my phone attached) to go through and then I will be sending my ticket to customer service and posting my pics on here of me in the dress, the areas that are messed up, etc.
I am still happy over all with my purchase and I am really hoping to get a 50% refund so I can get these fixed.
Now here’s where I need help – I know it may be hard to answer until I can post pictures, but it looks like they almost used scraps of lace on my bodice and there are areas where there isn’t any… Is this something that can be fixed? If I can get my dress fixed for $100 or less of my own money, not counting any partial refund I receive, then it is worth it to me. However if the whole top of the dress has to be re-laced or whatever, then I will just fix the most noticable parts… Any help or advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
Also, my dress will need to be pressed as well, do I just go to a regular dry cleaner for this?
Thanks in advance for your help ladies! I really, really want to wear this dress on my wedding day so I hope the few issues it does have will not be too expensive to fix and can fixed without having to fully re-do anything!