Should I buy this preowned Gemma – talk me in or out of it!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@Honeybunch:  I’m inclined to agree with your Mother. You could get a Maggie dress new for a lot less. Have you tried any on? The Primrose looks remarkably similiar and its more affordable:


Post # 5
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Honeybunch:  Nope, I wouldnt pay that much for that fraying, possibly too short and possibly the wrong colour. Steaming may help with the defninition and the colour I suppose, im no expert. But that it a LOT of money for an ok dress.

Post # 8
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Honeybunch:  You could always keep looking for another preowned. One may turn up, and really its your money. But personally, I woudnt get it. I’d feel that it wasnt speical enough as to my mind, its broken……can you take some pictures measurements etc. to a seamstress and see if they can advise you on colour, fit and if the fraying can be fixed?

Post # 11
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@Honeybunch:  I didn’t read pp comments, so idk if this has been mentioned but have you considered Jasmine’s Bridal Shop rrplica? I have just finished reading all the threads on them and they are awesome and it would cost you well under 2000.

Post # 12
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Honeybunch: I assumed that gemmas are raw finished, i.e. frayed? Can you go to Vera Wang and check on a new one?

Post # 13
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Those are purposely raw finished, Im wearing vera wang “Lindsey ” and its new and has the horsehair and raw finished edges as well.  I like the dress on you.

Post # 14
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Honeybunch:  I definately wouldn’t pay that much for a preowned dress that isn’t perfect.  You could buy a brand new fully fitted dress for that, which could look similar but for a much smaller price tag

Post # 15
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Don’t do it, listen to your mom, get a Maggie or Pronovias brand new for the price.

Post # 16
211 posts
Helper bee

I actually like the undefined rosettes. I think the rosettes of the version Hilary Duff worn was more unstructured. but I’m no expert and never seen a real Gemma before.

£2500 is a lot of money so do shop around. There are plenty of choices for that budget. You deserve a perfect dress for your special days.

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