(Closed) For those who bought their dress from a Chinese website…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
3206 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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@kitkat2014:  I’ve only tried on dresses at one store so far, and when they asked me for a budget, I said it was flexible. I suggest you do the same so you can try on a variety of dresses and not feel so guilty.

Post # 18
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Definitely go into a store and try on at least one each of the main bridal ‘shapes’: mermaid/trumpet, a-line, column/sheath, ball gown. You’ll usually find that there are some that really do not look as good as others so it will help you narrow it down. I think get the shape right and go from there, otherwise it gets too confusing. 

Post # 19
2074 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

My cousin bought 3 to 4 dresses from Light In the Box. I honestly had thought she spent over $1000 on her cathedral length train dress. They were all knock-out beauties! She also told me about JJHouse

Post # 20
865 posts
Busy bee

I used DressilyMe. I went to about 4 different shops and tried on mnay dresses, when they asked me about budgets I just said i wasn’t sure and was willing to try just about anything on. I tried on the dress i ended up ordering from dressilyme. i never would have bought anything I didn’t try on first. I was very happy with the results.

I paid under 300 including shipping for the dress and about 35 more for some alterations (it was about a size too big and the bustle wasn’t right at all)


Post # 21
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I ordered mine from dressilyme and i am very happy with it. I did not try on any dresses, but being a plus size girl I knew what would fit my body type. I had my sister do my measurements since she sometimes makes her own clothing, that made me feel a lot better about how the fit would turn out.

Aside from a few small details like some of the applique needing the edges trimed I love it. I wish I had thought of asking them to add a bustle for the small train I have, keep that in mind if you have one. I did not think about it at all until trying the dress on. lol In the end I paid $199 including shipping for a replica of a dress for $1100 AND it had black on it just like I wanted.

I did ask for pictures but it is their busy season so they said they could not take any. I have asked them a lot of questions though and they have been quick to repond and very sweet and helpful.

Post # 22
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you go with dressilyme make sure you push them so they will agree to photo’s.  I told them flat out I would not order without post production pics and all of a sudden the “busy season” just meant I would have to give them 45 days vs 30.  I ended up finding a better deal at a consignment shop for a really nice gown, so I didn’t complete my Dressilyme order.  They were really quick to respond and really helpful.

Post # 23
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kitkat2014:  if you try on dresse in a store before, you might also want to look not only at the silhouette (a-line, mermaid…..), but also which neckline (sweetheart, scoop, …) and which waistline (empire, drop,….) suits you best. I didn’t order from a Chinese dressmaker, but I found that very helpful when deciding how I want my dress to look like.

that said: best of luck finding your perfect dress!! 🙂

Post # 27
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@kitkat2014:  Then you should be perfectly fine! Good luck!

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