Post # 1
I have posted my dress on here before, but now I need help. I found the true Allure dress online for half the price as the store. Just yesterday I found the knockoff version on a different site for 1/5 the price of the first online store. I would like to know if this low price is worth it and if you think that they look the same. I see major differences, but my friend says that I am crazy. What do you think? Should I get the real one or the cheaper one? Please help!
Me in the Allure
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Post # 3
- 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
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
Get the real one, support the designer. That way you know what you are going to get.
Post # 6
Tulip, I found a site where the dress was half the price as the store. Netbride was more expensive.
Thanks! I’m not crazy, lol
Post # 8
I would get the real one. The knock off is no where near as pretty as the real one.
Post # 9
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
Real one! Usually better quality
Post # 11
I was always told you get what you pay for. Go with the Allure.
Post # 12
Go with the Allure, the knock-off doesn’t look the same at all!
Post # 13
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
I agree, if you can swing it, go with the Allure – I see a lot of differences with the knock-off.
Post # 16
In my opinion the real one blows the knock off out of the water. It’s gorgeous! So beautiful honey!