(Closed) Help! I’m desperate to find a more affordable version of this dress . . .

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

What is your budget?

Have you tried to find a reputable dress maker and brought her this picture? She might very well be able to recreate it for a price you can afford.  There isnt a lot of detail work and no beading so I think this might be a viable option.

Do you want it in pink (it looks pink in the pic)?

Post # 6
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

what about this davids bridal dress wg9871…. maybe you could order it with extra length and get the bubble hem altered into it…. its only 350 on their website! 🙂

Post # 8
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with lefeymw. I’m pretty confident that if you took it to any dressmakers they’d be able to make a replica. If you’re REALLY on a budget, it might be worth trying a china replica company.. there are lots of good reviews from other bees on here so it would be worth looking into some of the companies they used.

Post # 11
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You could try http://www.dressilyme.com

 It’s a company that makes replicas. I’m getting my dress, veil, crinoline, MOH’s dress, FG’s dress and FI’s suit from them, all for under $600.  The prices are great,, and you can email pics to them and get a quote. It is a chinese company, but they are very reputable and the customer service is great.

Good Luck!

Post # 12
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought my Anne Barge from this website–it was in perfect condition.  And it was only $649!!!  Definitely keep an eye out–she does mark them down if they don’t sell.

If you can find a good dressmaker to knock it off in silk satin, that is your best bet.  The David’s Bridal is a good sub if you aren’t attached to the silk

I would hesitate about the Chinese websites.  The quality isn’t there (if that’s important to you) and this silhouette is very hard to fit.  The quality may be no worse than DB, but at least you know what you are getting and they do have seamstresses who are used to altering their gowns.

The good news–you have lots of time to stalk the website and the pre-owned websites as well.

BTW–this dress is stunning!!

Post # 14
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mlharrison23: <– I also saw it on preownedweddingdress.com, I think its a size 8 or 10 (street size)

Post # 15
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

OP that dress is very easy to make.  Try a tailor. 

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