(Closed) Generic dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RobotBabooshka:

Yes they are replicas and they are pretty much all from china even when they try to trick you and say they are not.

Some people have been content with it others have horror stories.  I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 4
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584 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t buy it online from a sketchy web site! I think a sketchy store where you can try it on/feel the fabric/see the actual product would be much less scary. I would hate for you to get ripped off! Keep looking…have you checked any bridal resale stores? Or classifieds on here…or even David’s Bridal? It’s not glamorous, but it gets the job done!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d go with Millie. I’ve heard they are good, and the pictures they show on their site are of the actual dress they have made, and not just the designer’s photo. I’ve also had a friend who’s had good luck buying over ebay.

Most wedding dresses come from China. I think Vera Wang, Jim Hjelm, Amsale, Lazaro, Monique Lluhilier, and Reem Acra are about the only ones that AREN’T made in China these days. So the factories and employees that will make an “ordered from China replica site” dress and an “ordered in fancy bridal shop” dress are probably quite similar (if not actually the same). You’ll compromise bigtime in customer service, and somewhat in fabric/material quality, but there are a number of people who say that it’s worth it to get a beautiful dress for $300 .

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have heard from others how have purchased these replicas, that though they look like the so-called dress, they do not have the craftsmanship, nor the same quality of fabric (and some says that the fabric smells of chemicals).

If you want a designer gown, for less, I recommend buying used – oncewed, preownedweddinggowns, etc. Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have heard from others how have purchased these replicas, that though they look like the so-called dress, they do not have the craftsmanship, nor the same quality of fabric (and some says that the fabric smells of chemicals).

If you want a designer gown, for less, I recommend buying used – oncewed, preownedweddinggowns, etc. Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I must admit that I got extremely lucky BUT I bought my wedding dress (absolutely gorgeous with pearls sewn into it and exactly what I was looking for) by chance at a little tiny alterations shop that also sold dresses. I bought it for 250$ and the woman is going to take it in, cut it into a sweetheart top, and drop the waste for 100$, so I spent 350$ on my wedding dress that was originally a 1000$ dress.

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