- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I found my dress on TBDress.com by a recommendation of a relative who orders dresses there. When I saw the dress, I immediately fell in love with it. I had dresses saved in every Favorites list of every website I could think of, but this dress was my favorite. One morning, I was showing it to a coworker. The dress was very inexpensive and had a “two days only” sale price, which I could not afford in time. I told her that if I couldn’t get it just yet, it would be okay because that just meant it wasn’t the dress for me, and I would find the right one when it came. I still had a lot of time to find a dress, anyway. Later that day, 20 coworkers came up to me with a big surprise- they all chipped in and got the dress for me! Needless to say, I was in total shock. I had literally prayed about the wedding and my dress that morning, and I felt like God used them to answer my prayer.
Well, a couple of days later, I did some research, which I wish would have been done in the first place. I read the most disturbing reviews and the horrifying experiences haunted me for the next 14 days. Even though the dress cost me nothing, I was afraid of making my coworkers feel awful, and had thoughts of having to buy an expensive duplicate dress just so they wouldn’t feel bad about their gift. I never planned on spending more than $200 on a dress, and I was likely going to get a plain Jane dress on sale from David’s.
I stressed about the dress; I stressed about the money to replace it. I found a perfect backup dress that I liked more than the one they ordered, but it was nothing like the dress they bought me. I didn’t know what to tell my coworkers, so I decided to wait and see how the TB Dress would turn out. I turned to prayer, and assured myself that since this was an answer to my prayer that everything would turn out fine.
The dress was ordered March 5th. I received an email stating it was shipped on the 17th. The tracking indicated it was in China and it would be delivered on the 19th. I’ve ordered TONS of stuff from China, so I figured this was impossible and maybe it meant it would be delivered to the US on the 19th. The dress reached my front door on the 19th. Shocker!
I was so tense I couldn’t open it. It took me two hours to gather the nerve. I finally put the package on my bed, got on my knees, and prayed to God. I had prayed so much throughout the weeks, that I just knew in my heart that it would be fine, and to stop worrying.
I opened the package, the dress was inside out. I inspected it carefully. It seemed fine. I turned it outside in, and I thought it was beautiful! No, it’s not as luxurious as the dress in the picture; I didn’t expect it to be, though. I knew it was a replica. I didn’t expect to get a thousand dollar dress for under $200 bucks. The fabric is good quality, the corset was done superbly, and the overall dress is beautiful.
I’ve seen a lot of good reviews in the boards that other people claim are fake. I’ve included pictures that evidence everything I explained. The quality of my phone’s camera is awful, so I’m sorry the dress pictures are in such bad quality. The dress is really nicer than the pictures show. The thing that bothered me the most was that I never saw any pictures from the ones that said they were bad, so I couldn’t tell if they were just very fastidious, or the dress was actually horrible. I saw a few from the ones who said they were good, which eased my anxiety a little. I encourage anyone leaving a product review to take the time to include a picture. We all have different perspectives. I know some may not like my dress and would be ranting and raving on the boards about their dress if they were in my shoes. I love it. It is exactly like some dresses I saw at David’s, but feels nicer- less itchy.
This is my advice: IF you are going to risk ordering from tbdress.com, make sure that you have plenty of time to replace it if necessary, and budget for a backup dress in case of emergency. If you want an expensive looking dress at a low cost, you’re not going to get one unless it’s second-hand.