Post # 1
I ordered a dress from China before I found “THE dress”. I just recently received it in the mail so I thought I’d post the results since many people wonder how these dresses turn out.
Here’s the breakdown:
Cost: $130 (including shipping)
Vendor: Ebay’s tiger.20088
Color: I asked ivory – I got white.
Fit: I took my measurements and it fits perfectly (also it’s surprisingly well made)
Details: Could be better – Satin band on the waist is not cute (I replaced it with a beaded belt). Straps were terrible – sparse beading and ugly (I just cut them off)
All in all I’d have to say it was a pretty good experience. This could be because I had very low expectations.
Thought I’d post some encouragement for those who have gone the custom dress route – since I know there are tons of horror stories. I’d say if you wanted a dress with a certain shape that a chinese dress-maker could probably match it – just don’t expect awesome attention to detail.
Post # 3
Thanks for sharing! It’s looks MUCH cuter with the straps gone and your sash add-on.
Post # 4
Yeah those straps are pretty pathetic.
Post # 5
You had better luck than I did… I bought one then had to go through hell to get my money back.. ended up finding someone who sold me their Maggie Sottero which is gorgeous… I like your changes 🙂
Post # 6
The dress is gorgeous with your changes. It looks like maybe they do well with a simpler-ish dress.
Post # 7
Wow it looks nice! I love the top part of the dress.
Post # 8
I think the dress is not bad. Looks good on you also.
Post # 9
Wow! The dress turned out great, especially without the sleeves. It looks great on you!
Post # 10
For the price you paid, I think the structure of the dress is pretty awesome! It looks waaaaay better with your modifications though 🙂
So which dress is “THE dress”?
Post # 11
Wow, the dress turned out really nice! It’s 100% better without those hokey straps.
Post # 12
the straps are what makes your dress different, 95% of dresses are without straps and the beadwork adds detail and elegance to it.
Post # 13
Turned out great!!!! well, minus the straps and the sash..you look great in it. Will you be using this since you already found “the dress”?
Post # 14
It does seem to be bunching up in back around the zipper…but still the dress is gorgeous.
Post # 15
Can I ask which chinese website you went through?
Post # 16
What are your plans for that dress now? I love the alterations you made to it! the straps looked bedazzled or something….eeeew. Glad you took those off. You should bring it on your honeymoon and wear it to a nice resturaunt or something. I think it’s really pretty!