(Closed) I found a dress that made me want to cry…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The dress is beautiful, very romantic!  I don’t have personal experience with buying a dress off of Etsy or online at all.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

i didnt buy a dress online but if you feel so strongly about why not go for it?  I would be hesitant if they don’t have a good return policy.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be more comfortable taking the pic to a local dressmaker so I can go in for fittings and make adjustments as we go along.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@florence: Beautiful! My only concern is the bust line…not to be rude or anything but are you small chested? It doesnt seem appropriate for someone that might need some support up there. Congrats on a beautiful Etsy find! Read all the reviews you can and maybe shoot her over an “Im interested but have concerns about x, y and z” email and see how she may reply, just get a jist of her punctuality.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

See if you can get a seamstress to copy it.  It would be better to have to fix something while it’s being made rather than after.  It’s quite a simple dress, and should only cost a few hundred dollars rather than $659.  That’s a lot of money.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That is a great find!!!

It is beautiful and the etsy seller actually posts a picture of what the replica will look like, not the designer picture, so you know what you will get and exactly what it looks like!

It is a gorgeous gown but I would be worried about the return policy. Also, the $400 deposit is non refundable.

Can you go to bridal stores and try on similar gowns? See if you can find anything that tops it? If you can’t then you will know it’s your gown. 

Usually the issue with replicas is that they look nothing like the picture because of course they are using the designer’s images and have never actually seen the gown. I know many brides love their replica’s and end up with gorgeous dresses, I’m just saying when there is an issue that is usually the case. Or the dress not fitting properly.

But she has pictures of the replica so you know exactly what you will get. If you try on similar gowns you can have an idea of how the gown will look on you and perhaps that can help you make up your mind.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love this dress too, but I was concerned about the bust area… it looks a little hard to wear.  On the real bride photo from her listing, it looks like it would have to fit just right… and that might be tough to do without in person fittings? 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wonder if she could “open the cup”… yes,  I totally heard that on Say Yes to the Dress!  Right now it’s so flat against the chest.  Would it change the look of the dress to have actual cups?

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