(Closed) Online Dress Shopping? HELP please!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Forever_and_always:  I bought my dress preowned online. I would try on dresses in stores and then look for the one you like on sites like preownedweddingdresses.com, recycledbride.com, oncewed.com and ebay.

Post # 5
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6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought 3 gowns online.  For each brand I already knew what my size was either because I owned that brand (like JCrew) or I went into the stores (like David’s Bridal).  But then for Casablanca, I am a totally different size then the two other brands.  Know your size then go look for one oneline.

If you want to buy a gown from a China dress maker, maybe look for advice on other threads.  I generally wouldn’t go for a knock off dress.

 

SimplyBridal.com is supposed to be decent I hear.  They have 30 day returns at least!

Post # 6
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have 2 dresses and I bought them both online. But I tried them on in salons first. In most cases you cant return it once you order it so its better to try it on first to be safe.

Post # 7
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4929 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I second preownedweddingdresses, recycledbride, and oncewed! They have awesome stuff, especially if you’re a typical sample size or slightly smaller. 

I’ve heard great things about simplybridal too. They actually have a real, B&M store, so you know they’re a legitimate company. The Chinese knockoffs can get tricky. Some people have great experiences, and some have disastrous ones. It may or may not be worth the risk. 

No matter what you do, your best bet, if buying online, is to pay with a credit card through PayPal. If something happens, you can file a claim with your card company AND with PayPal to get your money back. 

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