(Closed) Allure vs Knock Off

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I would almost always vote to get the real one. You never know what you’re getting with a knock-off.

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also see major differences.  It’s also hard to really tell what the quality is like in the pictures.  Plus, just because it looks a certain way in what they are advertising doesn’t mean it will be the same if they make one for you.

I would be leery about ordering a knockoff.  Have you tried getting a price quote fron Netbride.com?  They sell actual designer dresses, not knockoffs, and you may be able to save a lot of money than if you got it from the store.

Post # 5
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Get the real one, support the designer.  That way you know what you are going to get.

Post # 7
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

real one, hands down.

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would get the real one.  The knock off is no where near as pretty as the real one.

Post # 9
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If the real one is in your budget then go for it, but if it’s not or it’s a strech (or money you’d like to have to run-over in another area) consider the knock-off.  I personally have no problem with knock-offs.  I don’t feel wedding dress quality is as much an issue because the dress only needs to holdup for a (not even full) day.  Not too many people are coming up inspecting seems and beading detail.  But alas that’s just IMO.  Yes, I see the differences, but it’s not a uniform that you need to match to someone else.  You may end up liking the design of the cheaper one better.

Post # 10
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Real one! Usually better quality

Post # 11
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was always told you get what you pay for.  Go with the Allure.

Post # 12
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Go with the Allure, the knock-off doesn’t look the same at all!

Post # 13
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it’s in your budget to get the real one, then definitely do so. But if it’s not, the only differences I see in the two dresses is that the knockoff is done is gold stitching and has less beading in the bodice. I would think that you could ask the company to do ivory/cream stiching instead of gold and that you could ask them to add beading to the bodice for sparkle.


Post # 14
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I agree, if you can swing it, go with the Allure – I see a lot of differences with the knock-off.

Post # 15
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


Post # 16
125 posts
Blushing bee

In my opinion the real one blows the knock off out of the water.  It’s gorgeous!  So beautiful honey!

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