Post # 1
I found a dress I like at a bridal store for over $1,500. I am been searching online for cheaper options. I found one on ebay selling the exact one for $600. The seller owns a store in Lexington KY and is selling out inventory. I have seen the pictures and reviews posted so the seller looks legit, not like the ones selling copies from China. My question is, since I am only 5 ft tall (yes, pretty darn short), would it be a problem buying a standard dress? At a bridal store, they take your measurements so I would assume they make my dress shorter. Is my assumption right? And if I buy the standard one online, do you think it can be altered that much to fit my height? I have never bought a wedding dress before, so I don’t know. Your comments are much appreciated! Thank you!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
What shape dress is it and where are the seams? Many dresses only come in normal height and tall anyway. You often have to get quite far into designer land or spend a heck of a lot on a custim hallow-to-hem cut to get a shorter dress. Chances are if you ordered in the salon, you’d be getting this length dress anyway.
Post # 4
Whether or not the dress can be altered really depends on the style of dress, whether you have a long torso, etc. For example, if you were interested in one of those dropped waist dresses with ruffles and a train, it might be difficult to do.
I ordered my dress online, but researched the hell out of it, and tried to find pictures of as many women wearing the dress as possible. I paid special attention to short, stocky women wearing it, since that’s how I’m built. Since the dress looked good on them, I took the risk and ordered the dress.
Post # 5
I would still message the buyer and verify that it is the actual dress. I found what I thought was a great deal on a dress. The seller used the stock photo from the designer, but when the dress arrived it was a very cheap replica. I ended up getting my money back from eBay, but it was a pain.
Post # 6
Thanks! It sounds like the length is standard to the dress size regardless of my measurement. I tried on a sample dress and really liked it, even though it was a bit longer. A good seastress is a must for this alternation. Here’s the dress for reference.
Post # 7
Who’s the seller? I live near Lexington, so I could tell you if it’s a legitimate B&M store.
Post # 8
The seller name is deucetoweinlex and has 193 feedback (all positive). That’s all the information I can find. Thanks!