- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
Hi there, I have a complex question that I am going to do my best to explain and show you what I am asking via the pictures I have. Any help would be great.
Okay so I ordered a Allure Bridals gown from a Retail bridal store in FL on land (not ONLINE). The dress that I ordered, I had an extra 18 inches added on the train. That was only “SPECIAL change” that I had them add to the gown.
I noticed that the paper tag attached to the zipper was NOT the standard (cream color tag) that I have seen on other Allure gowns.. Picture sample below of the STANDARD Tag I have seen. This cream color tag from what I have noticed has been on every Allure gown I have seen in a bridal shop. It usually says one of the following on one side– Allure Bridals or Allure Romance or Allure couture depending on the specific line the bride ordered.. On the flip side of the tag it reads–> Lot No, Style No, Size and Color (picture sample below).
The paper tag that is attached to my dress is PINK–> It looks nothing like the tags I have seen before. (Picture of my tag below) As you will see it has a bar code then under that it has a bunch of info.. From my bridal knowledge I can translate what it means or at least I think.. hahaha It has the ( style #/ color code/ size) reads as follows 8955-I / CHP / S-08. Below that there is another bar code and then it says this–> RAS43# my First & Last Name. Under that information reads some chinese then 18′
I proceeded to look for the Garmet Tags in the interior of the dress. They are sewn in the bodice in between the lace and the boning, there are three of them… (Picture of actual tags in my dress below). I have not really paid much attention to the garmet tags in the dresses I have seen in the stores so it hard for me to tell if they look like others. I do see that one of the tags reads–>Allure Bridals tm, Contruction Patent Serial… One of the garmet tags in the interior of the gown has similar info but does not read the same as the info on the pink tag…
So my question is…… For all the brides who have ordered an Allure gown…. What paper tags and interior garmet tags were attached to your dress? Have any of you had a custom specialty added to your dress upon order from the FACTORY ONLY? IF so… DID your tags look anything like these?
I am wondering if I got scammed by this bridal shop and they ordered a replica from China but sold me the dress for full retail like it was an authentic Allure gown??? There seems to be nothing to the naked eye that would tell me that it was different from what I saw in the store. The lace looks the same and the color is the same. But then again I am not a Bridal Professional to know how to tell the difference. The dress is style # 8955 in Champagne.. It is suppose to be lace on the bodice and organza ruffles on the bottom. I have felt the ruffles and I don’t feel like it is true Organza. From my knowledge organza is made of Silk.. Silk is to be soft.. To me the fabric on my dress feels like a snythetic fabric… but again I am not educated enough on fabris to know if it is true organza or not. I do know that there are blends of Organza that can have polyester, nylon, and silk in them. From what I know however that Chinese Organza for the most part is to be true silk and not weaved with other fibers. From what I have read Italian and French versions are more commonly to include nylon filiments with silk. We all a know that this dress was not made in either of those regions fake or not. I have tried on other dresses that were Organza and they seemed softer over all. But then again the one I remember best was silk organza with a raw edge. I am not sure if that makes a difference over all.. If any of you know anyting about fabric and could help educate me that would be awesome. 🙂
I am wondering if when an order goes in that is a SPECIALTY add on from the factory, if they no longer use the standard Allure cream paper tag on the zipper and instead use this pink tag to seperate it from the rest? Do anyone have some answers for all these questions. What have been your experiences with your Allure gown purchases??? Do any of these tags look like the ones on your Authentic Allure Gowns? Do you think it is real or fake. Is there something that would blatantly tell me this is a replica? Please PLEASE HELP… I am sorry I wrote a book for ya all… Thanks again for your help and comments in advance. xx