(Closed) Bees! Help me Critique this Dress from China!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It doesn’t look like it’s made of the same type of fabric

Post # 5
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Worker bee

It also looks like the top image, the smooth part of the skirt has a slight arch to it, which the bottom images don’t seem to have.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It definitely doesn’t look like picture.  Honestly, it doesn’t look like it was made very well in the replica, but it could also be because it doesn’t seem to fit the manniquin, either,

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The first picture looks great, the second looks cheap and poorly made, sorry =/ 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mixtapehearts:  agree^ 

 

But it might be the material really throwing me off. The shiny fabric in the second pic looks cheap. I’m not sure what the material of the first one would be though. But the lines/edges of the second seem to be choppy and not flowy like in the website picture.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Unfortunately, I think this is a reall bad copy. It doesn’t look like the same material and looks like it’s of poor quality. Sorry:(

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not to be a Debby Downer, but I have a hard time believing that the original dress was one of her own creations and she could not recreate the dress to look the same.  Even if different material was used for the recreation, the craftmanship should be the same.  The recreation doesn’t look nearly as good.  The detailing is off.

I personally don’t believe the original is the woman’s creation.  The original looks like a designer gown to me.  I’m always weary of dealing with businesses in China, and I’m Chinese myself.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The first dress looks like chiffon and the second is satiny. I don’t think there’s one good thing about the replica, honestly. The dress in the first pic is lovely! Can you have one of the reputable chinese replica makers produce it for you? I know there are some quality ones out there.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with the pp’s.  Sorry!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Get Jasmine’s Bridal to do it.  They’ll do a great job.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i agree that there’s no way the original picture and the pictures on the mannequin are made by the same person/company… the first is a designer’s dress, the second is a poorly-made replica… the rouching on the bust should go all the way around, and the top material on the skirt is just ssoooooo cheap…. 

i agree with a PP that you should save the top picture and send it to jasminesbridal.com or dressilyme.com and have them make it… if you use either of those places, it will be SO.MUCH.BETTER than the replica shown in the second pictures…. they’ll give you a quote before you agree to anything, and you can choose upgrades in materials or changes in the design as you see fit (or not!)… 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

also, after looking around, there seem to be a few knock-off places that have the dress up for sale… and most photo sites (tumblr, pinterest, etc) all link back to a dead etsy page… i really don’t think there’s a way to KNOW for certain that dressinmoda made the original… (dressinmoda will of course tell you whatever you want to hear about it… they just want your business…) the first picture looks like it’s from an actual bridal salon, whereas the second pictures look like a chinese knock-off picture set-up… the ‘lines’ of the dress aren’t even the same! the fabric has been cut differently and with different proportions… :

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