(Closed) Any brides order off Lightinthebox?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
9251 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@cabride12:  The reason most international shippers put an invoice lower than the price the cutomer paid is actually to help the customer out. It lowers the duty/taxes due ont h item. It has nothing to do with the manufacturing price because in reality for your item it would be more like $4 at most!


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@Elaine2718:  I ordered a faux fur bolero which can exactly like the picture and took about 2 weeks for delivery (however I live a lot closer to China). I have also ordered custom sized dresses and never had a problem.

Post # 18
131 posts
Blushing bee

I got one evening dress and one cocktail dress (seperate orders) and I did not have any problems both with the dress and the shipping. I had to have them both altered due to the length (I am a bit short) but otherwise no problems at all. 


I also ordered a wrap for one of the dresses and the colour was an exact match to the dress

p.s. delivery took about 5 days (DHL) after the order was complete (which took about 10days) but I leave in Europe so I`ll think that makes a bit of a differance

Post # 19
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i bought my wedding gown for 300 bucks, custom size.

size fit PERFECT but craftmanship werent the best in the bust area. I had to have a seamstress fix up for $60.




Post-alteration, it wasnt going to be 100% perfect, but my seamstress made it look more even… i held my dress only because i didnt use a petticoat as they said i should.. i think it looked better without one.. so dress was a little longer


Post # 20
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Blah.. Took over a month for my dresses to come in.. Weirdly shaped too. Not sure about other things

Post # 21
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ALSO! the embroidery threads (meant to be white) had some dark stains which my seamstress couldnt remove. Luckily, no one noticed the darken flowers on my dress (near my legs)

ah yes, delivery date was shipped as stated in their website, shipped by DHL (arrived in 3 days)

packaging was good…

IF YOU PLAN TO RETURN , JUST DONT RIP THEIR TAGS OFF…too excited and i ripped so i was stuck with the dress

Post # 22
28 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did not order a custom size and since it was measuring right at an 18 I was scared of having it fit small so I ordered a 20… it is a size too big but I’d rather have it big than small. My seamstress is getting it this weekend.

Cost $200 plus $71 in tarrifs and duties to Canada. Overall it’s good quality, though there was some fuzz and loose strings I had to cut and a odd fold at the bust that my seamstress will look at. It took 26 days from ordering to reach my door, I had a very hard time with customer servive since there is no direct way to contact them with questions. 

Just ordered from Lightinthebox... saying a prayer, hoping for the best :  wedding lightinthebox DSCF0119


Just ordered from Lightinthebox... saying a prayer, hoping for the best :  wedding lightinthebox DSCF0130


Post # 23
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Creative4ABride:  thats super cute!!! i love it!


i almost ordered from them and then went for fashionlande.com which was great considering i only spent $90.


here is my dress…. obviously not styled for my wedding yet, but i am wearing a cardi.. just not the one in the photo!







Post # 25
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ordered my wedding dress from light in the box. I had it custom made with measurements taken by a seamstress. The dress was several inches too short and the quality was awful. A lot of the beading came loose and left stray threads all over. I would not recommend ordering from them when there are other companies like Jasmine’s and Dressilyme out there

Post # 26
3696 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve heard that the reason why the quality is all over the place is because Light In the Box contracts out to a bunch of small workshops and factories. It’s hit-or-miss whether you get their best work (which can be very high-quality) or one of the less-awesome suppliers. Case in point: the two veils we sewed together to create my veil (see the link on comment #10 above) were the exact same item and looked the same in terms of quality of fabric, etc., but where they were sewn to the comb, one of them was extremely well-constructed, with a French seam that we had to be really careful and meticulous about taking apart. Then, when we went to sew it to the second veil, we discovered that #2 did not have the same French seam and tight construction … Gah! 20/20 hindsight. We should have looked at both really carefully to begin with and taken apart the second one to reattach to the first … anyhow, it worked out fine, but the moral of the story is, your Light In the Box purchase will be exactly as good as the workshop they happen to contract it out to.

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