Post # 1
Hey there, bees!!
Has anyone used Alfred Sung bridesmaids dresses? I’m leaning toward the D500/D502 style, but I have questions about fit in general. Should I expect my girls to need alterations? If so, how extensively? Our closest retailer is pretty far away, same place I got my dress. Just curious about what other bees have experienced with this line!
if you have any pictures, I’d love to see them!!! Especially since it will be awhile before i see any dresses in person! Any AS style or color!
Post # 3
I believe this is the dress my MoH chose too. She did have some alterations but I don’t think they were major. Her only complaint was that it was pretty hard to raise her arms up, lol, but perhaps it was just altered a bit too small.
Post # 4
My girls used AS dresses and I thought they looked fantastic! I beleive most of them needed to have slight alterations- my friends are on the taller side and they all needed to have the dresses hemmed, and a couple needed to be taken in slightly. But nothing too big! And they didn’t need to take it to an AS retailer to have the alterations done.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with how they looked. They are a little on the spendy side for the quality, but the quality isn’t terrible and it does photograph well. A few of my girls say they will definitely wear their dresses again, so that’s good! They definitely look a little “bridesmaidey”, but not as much as some and I totally think they could be worn again depending on the style.
Sorry this picture isn’t the best (and for the headless girls!)- I don’t have all of my pro pics back yet and this is the best I have so far.
Post # 5
My BMs wore 5 different Alfred Sung dresses. None of them needed major alterations. D478, D566, D602, D523, & D498
Post # 6
@donna_saur: I’m using Alfred Sung dresses for my wedding! AS D490 in Coastal. I’ve also worn an Alfred Sung dress in a previous wedding and I can tell you they run a bit small. I’m normally a size 4 and had to get a size 8 (which was still a little small). Maybe it was just the style, but something to keep in mind. Also, they run pretty long so for most, ordering extra length is not necessary.
Post # 7
I was just in a wedding and we wore Alfred Sung, the bride ordered through netbride.com and we paid her, dress only ended up being 112.00 verse the store we’d tried them on at wanting close to 200. and the dresses were literally the exact same. I didn’t need any alterations outside of the hem…be careful though a couple of their styles looked a little wonky on.
Post # 8
I was in a wedding last weekend and we all wore Alfred Sung D435. I agree with a previous poster that they run quite small and definitely run long. The price wasn’t bad; I paid around $100.
However, almost all of us in the wedding party received defective dresses that were very shoddily manufactured. The seam was sewn into the zipper on three dresses, the inside lining seemed to be a different size than the rest of the dress, and the entire garment was off-center for a couple of us.
I paid $165 in alterations for my dress. That was $65 more than the cost of the dress itself, just to have it look okay. We all had our seamstresses write letters to the manufacturer trying to get our money back, but that’s definitely a long shot and I expect to be out $265 for a $100 bridesmaids dress.
Maybe we just had a bad lot, but I know the bride was very upset… as were all of us bridesmaids. I wouldn’t order Alfred Sung if it were me.
ETA a group photo. Sorry for weird cropping/blurring. We have ALL had tons of alterations in this photo – no one paid less than $80 total to alter their dress, and some people paid up to $200.