- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’m wondering if other brides out there have run into problems with bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Angelo, both in sizing and quality. When my girls and I went dress shopping, they all agreed on style 506S. The three of them with me that day all felt that the samples fit well and looked good (a size 4 and another larger size, don’t know the number). The saleswoman measured each of them and recommended the 4 for my teenage sister, but when it came it the dress was way too tight on her and shows a lot more cleavage than she is comfortable with (understandable, given her age)! The fit of her dress looks nothing like the sample, even though they are the same size. Sure the sample was probably stretched out, but I don’t think the cups would differ by that much. My other sister ordered a 6 which fits both of them much better. Too bad only one of them can wear it 🙁 My mom says she wishes she had pitched a fit about the poor sizing when they picked up the dresses (she’s not normally a rude customer), but it is much too late to order a new dress now. I feel so bad about the whole situation even though I know nothing about it is my fault (except maybe okaying a low v-neck dress that everyone seemed to like?).
Additionally, the dresses seem to be of poor quality, which is frustrating given the price. My mom took my sisters’ dresses to a reputable tailor for alterations, and he was pointing out all sorts of evidence of poor construction. He thought this was all from inexperienced alterations and couldn’t believe the dresses had come in that way.
We’ll just have to deal with the issues for my upcoming wedding, but I wanted to put my experience out there in case it is useful to anyone else.