(Closed) china dresses

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I bought one from jeff liu on ebay, and I was pretty dissapointed. The fabric was really crappy and the dress was not made to my specifications. It did actually fit pretty good though.

One of these days I’ll get around to posting a full review.

I know a lot of brides have had a good experience though, which is why I bought it.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Good luck!  I’m also considering the direct from China route.  I have seen many wonderful review, and a few pretty bad ones.  When you are shaving that much money off the cost, you should be prepared for quality to be on the middle-low end, but heck take the money and put it toward your honeymoon!

 

Good luck, I’ll be following to see who has been brave enough to be a China Bride!  lol

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I just ordered mine Friday from Dressily!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ordered mine from china.  I ordered from a factory I found on alibaba.  Don’t order custom measurements.  I ordered another one first custom and it didn’t fit anywhere close.  It is easier to order a “standard” size (like 18/20 etc) and then have it tailored locally.  You will have to have it altered regardless, so don’t bother with the custom measurements.  It will just screw things up more. 

As for the quality, my experience with ALL chinese manufacturers is they are cheaper because they cut corners.  Expect that the fabric will be a lower quality, they won’t use as much fabric (not as full).  The colors will vary slightly from the web.  I insisted that my fabric be “matte” and not shiny.  What they ended up doing was using the “wrong” side of a shiny fabric.  This is typical.  The lace will all be “applique” and the “beads” will more than likely be plastic irridescent or silver and they also love to add sequins instead of rhinestones. 

Remember, that you can always alter it yourself.  If you want more beading, just add it, if you want less, just take it off.  You have to be open to a little bit of DIY. I added “frog” buttons and took the sequins off of the top.  If you are considering ordering from china, the dress will NOT be as spectacular as the ones in the store!!!! 

If you are ok with this, then it may be a good route for you.  After all, you will only wear it for one day of your life. 

Emma

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought mine from two different china vendors- dressily and milano.  Given what I paid- less than 300$ for both I was happy.  I went custom -but then my measurements are 50-38-46 and I didnt think the tailors there would understand them.  Both dresses came in a little big- which was better.  I went to a local alterations lady- which added slightly less than 200$ to the total.  The quality is not as wow as kleinfelds- but neither was the price tag. Its not like anyone fondled the dress to tell the difference.

All depends where you want to spend your wedding dollars.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have the worst experience with DHgate. Am getting married on new year’s eve and I bought “genuine leather boots with rabbit fur”  they were not leather such cheap materielle the whole ouse smelled like someone had spilt oil.    I tried to send them  back andd there was no way of getting any help from DHgate. Then I was stupid enough to buy my dress form the same site but different seller, the dress was worse didn’t look anything like what was in the picture. Fitted perfectly though but was so cheap the organza looked grey instead of white.. So my advice keep away from DHgate 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got my bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses from dinodirect.com they are really good value for money.

I also know alot who have also purchased their bridesmaid dresses and wedding gowns from them and are very happy.

Their custom made do tend to be a little bit big, and we have found that it pays to add a couple of inches to your height, as it is better to have too much length and get them tailored to your shoes than be too short.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@efitzger: Love your wedding outfits – the pink cardigan with the dress is just gorgeous 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I ordered mine from Jasmine Bridal and would recommend them ANYTIME!!!

 

Their Facebook page has tons of replica dresses they have made so that you can have an idea of their work. MY dress is beautiful, high quality and almost exactly as the original.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

OMG!!! I had a horrible experience. Long story short, I bought mine from ybridal.com. it came back with stitching holes running up the side (like they made dress too small at first then made bigger) and on top of it the “folds”/”rouching” was ALL THE WAY WRONG. i disputed charge because when i contacted them some lady responding to me said at first holes were normal, then completely denied the holes, then she actually said to F’N SEE PAST IT. WTF!!!?!???? They have a “return policy” and not upholding to it AT ALL. i had to KEEP disputing my charge 5 months later, i’m STILL disputing. i b&%*#’d on Facebook about it and Vince Wang from the company had friended me and talked to me about it. He knew nothing about it? after telling him the problems and showing him the pictures he did send his apologies and said they will not rebill me. If i had options before hand, AWESOME. but they offered me NONE. i will admit that the beading/embroidery that was on the dress was beautiful.

Holes ALL THE WAY UP the dress:

toward bottom of dress 2 folds turn into 1 big fold and seamstress said she’d have to take WHOLE DRESS APART to fix these folds

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