Post # 1
Okay, first of all I really don’t wanna splurge so much on my dress but I found this Maggie Sottero Adelaide which retails for about $699 with free veil and shoes from Bestbridalprices.com and I am really tempted to purchase one but I am thinking twice because of the price tag. A knock-off from Dressily would cost $150+ inclusive of shipping. My wedding is July 29 and the estimate ship date for the authentic dress is June 18 and they said it can arrive 2 weeks early or 2 weeks late which makes me worry that I might not have enought time for some alterations if necessary. Should I take the risk or buy from Dressily because they make great quality knock-offs? Or is it worth to add $550 for the authentic dress that comes with free veil and shoes? I also found some dresses in Dressily that I liked and I hope you can help me decide which one to order. I am petite 5’1 and size 0-2. Which style do you think I should go for that would make me look taller and show more curves? The dresses come in Satin and Taffeta, how’s Dressily Me’s quality of these fabrics? I don’t want a dress with icky shine.. which fabric should i go for? Hope someone can name the designers of these dresses. Thanks in advance beautiful ladies.
MAGGIE SOTTERO ADELAIDE
DRESSILY ME STYLE NO.WWD00AID – Elegant Taffeta A-line Sweetheart Neckline
DRESSILY ME STYLE NO.WWD00AIB Elegant Taffeta A-line Sweetheart Neckline
STYLE NO.WWD00CD3 Elegant Taffeta A-line Strapless Neckline Wedding Dress With Embroidery,Beadings and Rhinestones
STYLE NO.WWD00CCN Glamous Satin A-Line Strapless Sweetheart
STYLE NO.WWD008SN Romantic Elegant Satin Strapless Wedding Dress In Great Handwork
Post # 3
It’s really hard to decide without seeing them on you. I’m also a petite 5’3″ and some of the ball gown type dresses that I tried on swallowed me up. I also found that the waist was the wrong height. Apparently I have a shorter torso, so the top of the skirt (at the waistline) was far too low on my body with most dresses.
Post # 4
I think it really depends on whether you feel the budget is more important than the designer – if you think you’d be upset if there was a slight difference with a replica then buying the real thing is probably best.
If you go down the replica route, definitely go to a shop and try different styles on in shops that are the same/similar to the photos on here, which will give you a good idea on what does/doesn’t suit you. Some things look gorgeous in pictures or on the hanger but when you try them on it’s a different story – the same goes for clothes that don’t look good until you try them on! Good luck, and enjoy your hunt for the perfect dress whichever route you decide!
Post # 5
Personally I think everything about weddings has become rediculiously over priced. if you have the budget to buy an origional I guess I would say go for it. Is anyone other than you going to know that it isn’t an origional? Probably not. Will 99% of guests and family even know what style or designer you are talking about? nope.
that being said I am not aware of Dressillyme’s labor standards, (nor am I aware of the standards for many label designers) I would go with what fits your budget and doesn’t harm anyone in the process.
Post # 6
I ordered from DressilyMe on 11/30 and it arrived on 12/21. I couldn’t be happier with the dress, the measurements I sent them they followed to the letter and size was spot-on, quality is amazing. In short, I paid $134 including shipping and custom size (got it on sale) for a dress that would have easily cost me $1000+ at a bridal salon. It’s a no-brainer for me. If you search this forum you can see many examples of happy brides who have used China dressmakers. Good luck!
Post # 7
Hey girl, I’m also very petite, and dresses with sweetheart necklines mostly didn’t look good on me — I just couldn’t fill up the top! I would say, like others said, that you should make sure to try on any dress before you order it. See if you can try it on at a store, and then decide if you want to order it online or order a replica. Good luck!