(Closed) Is this dress simple or complicated? (China Replication)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress simple or complicated?
    Simple : (16 votes)
    33 %
    Complicated : (33 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
    2743 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I chose simple because the lines are simple. The applicaes look simple. Know the applicaes  will probably be different, as will the lace. The one thing that could complicate things is the measurements since its boned.


    Post # 3
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I literally don’t know the first thing about making a dress, but just wanted to add that the dress you want is totally gorgeous!

    Post # 4
    336 posts
    Helper bee

    I think the dress is a perfect balance between the two. It reminds me of a sexier version of a ball gown. The top almost looks like lingerie (Which I love!) And the bottom has that demure quality that provides a balance. I’m all about that top portion!

    Post # 5
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would say simple, because the beading is only on the bodice; the skirt is pretty straightforward tulle.


    Post # 6
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

    It seems simple enough for a replication, most of the detail is just beading and applique, and the detail at the waistline looks like it might be part of the belt(?).

    You might need to get alterations done on the bodice after receiving it, where it has a bra-like fit.

    Post # 7
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My observation (just from reading threads on here – I’ve never personally ordered a replica gown) has been that stores like JBS do a WAY better job with ballgowns than with mermaid/sheath gowns. The skirt is less precise and doesn’t need to be as tailored, so it leaves more wiggle room for the maker.

    As previous posters mentioned, though, you should assume that you will need alterations to make it fit properly.

    Post # 8
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The thread was deleted, but another woman had a replica of a similar, lingerie-inspired dress with boning and she was full of complaints.  To me, it looked like a hot mess.  While the boning is a subtle detail in the pictures posted, because this person had darker skin and because the workmanship was poor, it really stood out and just looked liked random vertical lines on her torso.  

    That’s a very beautiful dress and it’d be worth the extra money to try it on in-store, because it can quickly veer in to hot-mess territory if not executed correctly.       

    Post # 10
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t think it’s worth it for you to do a replication. Just pay for the real thing. You seemed to have so many issues with the last dress you ordered that it isn’t worth it to do this route all over again. 

    Post # 11
    1282 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think the OP has had a replica dress made. I’m assuming the one canadajane was referring to was the woman who had a dress made (rush order) for her daughter’s prom . . . I think the poster in that one was sonya (can’t remember the rest of her name on here)

    boogiewoogies:  akirasan:  

    Post # 12
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think that the top will end up looking very cheap if you have a replica made. They will not use the quality of materials like in the original. 

    Post # 13
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    emstar168:  Oh. I think it was this OP but I may be mistaken. Thank you for pointing that out 🙂

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