Post # 1
I am home sick from work today, and felt inspired to share some less expensive knocks offs of designer gowns! I own too many wedding magazines, and have certainly noticed some similar styles, with not so similar price points! Have a look!
Davids Bridal 649$
Anne Bardge approx 4,000$
Davids Bridal 599$
Davids Bridal 349$
Post # 3
Davinci Bridal approx 500$
Davids Bridal 229$
Post # 4
What a fun thread! Lots of brides always looking for deals and replicas. 🙂
Post # 5
I tried on the 4800 Anne Barge dress and it was gorgeous. The fabric was just beautiful. It might have been my dress if it weren’t so over my budget! I also couldn’t walk in it.
Post # 6
I clicked on “can always tell” and then I saw that first pick thinking….”Whoa, I was wrong. That dress looks rich!” LOL…It was the Carolina Herrera real deal.
In person, especially, the difference is in the fabric. Heavy, well lined, carefully fitted silks with handmade trims don’t look, feel, move, or even sound like nylon, poly, etc. even if the exact dress pattern is the same.
Post # 7
I feel like the fit is a good way to tell the quality of a dress, but fabrics and trends seem to be about the same…
Post # 8
The fabric is how I usually tell, but more than that it’s the quality of the stitching that screams “high” or “low” to me. As the daughter of generations of sewing geniuses, I’ve been well-trained in the art of spotting seam defects and other issues. I also think that non-seamstresses can tell when the quality is good or poor, but they don’t always know why they feel that way.
That said, my gown is from Maggie Sottero. Her line fit into my standards for fabric/lining, stitching, and overall cut, but still fit the budget. I would have loved a Monique (personal favorite designer) but it just wasn’t possible.
@Miss Sardine: fit definitely goes along with the quality, which I tend to think comes from the quality of stitching as I said above.
Post # 9
Yeah, the fabric is usually the tip off for me…when it has that manufactured look.