(Closed) My LightInTheBox.com Dress – Need Help & My Review!!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 9
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it looks very cute!  

One thing to consider is that I believe these China places tend to do lace by appliqueing small lace pieces rather than use lace like you would use a fabric.  So I think it could tend to have gaps and maybe that’s even intended.


Post # 10
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA


Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Most of these will be pretty easy fixes, and nobody inspects the lace close-up anyway, so if you have to put in a few extra stitches to attach it, it won’t be a big deal.

As PP said, it looks like applique’ lace that is kind of patchworked on.

From what I understand, LightInTheBox farms their orders out to any number of smaller seamstress shops in China, which is why reviews are hit-and-miss; some of the places that sew for them do really fantastic work, others are more mediocre.

Post # 12
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think it’s a really great replica.  Just be warned, from what I’ve heard Light in the Box is hard to get a refund out of. Good luck!

Post # 13
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

You look awesome in that dress!  Honestly I could barely see the tears and other flaws in the dress, even with the close-up shots.  I would still try to get a partial refund so you can get it fixed – you don’t want to be worried about how your dress will look on your wedding day.  But if the fix is pricey, I would just let it go – it’s honestly not noticeable.  Getting some extra stitches on the lace should be super easy, I would think – it’s the fixing of the lace that might be more complicated.

Post # 14
527 posts
Busy bee

I would just tack down the applique where needed.  It’s super pretty though!

Post # 15
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That looks great on  you and shows personality.  If your only worry is the appliques that are not attached, I would research how to easily do this part and keep the dress.  Your shape is perfect for this type of dress.

Post # 16
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

I adore how fun this dress is! As other PPs pointed out, they used appliques to create this lace patchwork. So, what your seamstress might do is fill in the empty spots with similar-looking appliques and then aded a stitch or two to the pieces that aren’t sewn down all the way. 


A suggestion to keep costs down is to take your dress with you to different fabric stores (JoAnn, Hancock, etc.) and try to find similar inexpensive lace appliques. You can take these to your seamstress, and then you’d only have to pay extra for the labor. 🙂

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