(Closed) Allure vs Knock Off

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

get the real one, the differences are huge.  The gold stitching is not even close to as beautiful as the real dresses’s beading.  Plus you tend to sacrifice quality with knockoffs.  Definitely support the designer here.  Its a gorgeous dress

Post # 18
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The real one, I agree that there are obvious differences

Post # 20
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I see a lot of differences in the knock off. I wouldn’t even known that it was supposed to be a knock off of the allure dress if I was told that it was.

You look so beautiful in the Allure dress so I vote for you to keep it.

Post # 21
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I vote for the real one! LIke other people mentioned there are very noticable differences. If you can afford the real one i would stick with that! Laughing

Post # 22
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i agree to definitely buy the real thing.  check netbride, pearl’s place, and rkbridal.  all of those are really reputable places to find a dress.


good luck.

Post # 23
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If the other online suggestions (netbride, pearl’s place) don’t pan out I would suggest bestbridalprices.com – they (like netbride) are an online bridal shop that has a brick and mortar store in the US and some pretty nice customer service (so far). I agree with the many other posters that I see differences in the knockoff – but that you could possibly go with an online source for the same “real” dress (and through the “real designer”) for a better price. . .That is what I have done but I haven’t received my ceremony dress yet so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Post # 24
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The quality of the knock off you cannot be certain of.  I learned the hard way with purchasing a knock off of a designer gown from Bloomingdales for my birthday party.  When I got the dress, I almost died.  I paid $150 for a dress that I AM NOT wearing and can only return for exchange.  In the end, I purchased the designer gown from Bloomingdales.  The only good thing is that the designer gown was on sale and I received an additional 30% off because I ordered it online for a total savings of almost 60% on the regular price.  Moral of the story, get the Allure.  Knock offs are called Knock offs for a reason.

Post # 25
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As long as you don’t show the side by side, no one would know! The biggest difference is by far the beading and sparkle, but I like the more vintage look of the knockoff. What is the actualy price difference. If you’re on a tight budget, save your money……they are both beautiful!

Post # 26
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

@PrncssDva: I actually wore the SAME dress for my wedding – the real Allure dress.

Granted it was a little pricey, but it was absolutely gorgeous and I can’t imagine going with anything else. The detailing is so intricate and well done – I don’t think the pictures of the knock off come close to the Allure dress. Especially the beadwork and the train.

That is just my honest opinion though, as a former bride who bought the Allure dress.


Post # 27
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You know, I’m usually fine with knock offs, but this one just looks poorly made.  Try to get the Allure if you can swing it.

Post # 29
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know this is an old topic but I really love that original dress. I think that companys version of the knock of sucks. I think anyone that likes a beaded gown should research companies that do good work.

Post # 30
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just wondering what the site was where you found the dress for half price of in store, I am in love with an Allure dress but it is really expensive and I am trying to find a better deal but so far everything has been within $10 of the store price. Thank you


Btw you look gorgeous in the originial

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