Post # 17
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
The real one, I agree that there are obvious differences
Post # 20
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
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!
Post # 22
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.
Post # 23
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
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
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
@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
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 # 28
Thanks everyone! I will stick with my gut! When I told Fiance the story he said that I didn’t even sound excited about the knockoff and to just get the one that I love anyway.
Pinot, are you kidding?! I love love love that dress! When I saw it I actually gasped..then the lady turned the lights off for me (our wedding is in the evening with lots of candlelight)…I almost passed out! I MUST HAVE BLING! Do you have pics of you in the dress?
Post # 29
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
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