(Closed) Jasmines Bridal Shop/China Dress Part XI

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 272
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Andyboots:  Wow your dress is beautiful! I like Jasmines replica alot better than the original especially the skirt. I don’t see anything wrong with the bodice, in fact I think it looks perfect, way better than original. I have to agree with the neckline issue, I just think maybe they are more modest covering up cleavage in their country. Who knows, but absolutely gorgeous dress and stunning work yet again from Jasmines bridal.

You will be one stunning bride 🙂

Post # 273
1075 posts
Bumble bee

@dv3849:  that dress is lovrly congrats!


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@Andyboots:  I see what u mean about the neckline but I think it’s a pretty easy fix other than that it is perfection. I love the train!

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@anna.mariebrickhousetobe:  btw I am soooo sorry for writing tag I didn’t realize it until today… Cuz the jasmine threads always start the same I didn’t read the whole thing

Post # 276
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Andyboots:  honestly I love JBS’s version MUCH better!

Post # 277
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


I really dislike the use of “picky”  to describe someone, but that might just be me. 

I think that you obviously have a very specific vision of the dress, which might be very difficult to replicate. Jasmine’s dresses are not reproduced at that exact level of detail and you might just be setting yourself up for disappointment and potentially lots of revisions which is why I guess Jasmine’s are hesitant. Revisions cost money. 

Do you have options to go to a local seamstress that you might be able to work closely with, or maybe buy pre owned and take it locally for alterations? . I know nothing about sewing so I don’t know how easy it is to interpret your instructions, maybe you could check with someone to make sure that what you have thought can be easily translated into the dress you want? 

I’m of the view that instead of making all this hoopla about what they consider picky brides, Jasmine’s should just put a price for revisions on top of the original quote and tell the costumer that each revision will cause a certain amount of delay to their order. 

Post # 278
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Colbride:  I pointed at th same things other bees did having this dress replicated. Almost every single one of them had asked to make their train V-shaped and change the fan. I just thought by clarifying every detail from the beginning it’ll be easier for Jasmines to make it. Istead they called my order very picky… I do not mind them to raise the price on my replica or put my dress as “a special” order. As I said I do realise it is just a replica but going for disigner/designer I wold expect 90% of the perlication as they promise on their site. I absolutely love all their work and all dresses the’ve made and do not want them to get upset with me straight away. I just thought I should clarify my order at the beginning to avoid alterations….

Post # 279
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@anonyluv: I just received an email saying they received my payment. I know they’re busy, and rush orders take priority but I wonder how long till I get some photos. I can’t wait! 

Post # 281
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Carondelet House

@Andyboots:  I totally know what you mean about the neckline! Mine is supposed to have a deep V with a lace overlay, and while they matched the lace perfectly they did that same high sweetheart that yours has, which ended up meaning there was at least an inch (maybe even 2) of uncovered fabric extending above the lace! It looked rather silly.


I concluded that they must default to that modest sweetheart no matter what, and you have to ask for it to be changed (it’s a lot easier to remove fabric than it is to add it back).  That’s the only explanation I could think of for why they would deviate from the photos so dramatically.

Post # 282
64 posts
Worker bee

So, this question is for brides who felt that the neckline, especially a sweetheart neckline, was too high in the final production photos. Once you received the dress was it really too high? Did you have it altered?

I’d like to provide Jasmines with some constructive criticism, because that really is the best way to learn and improve. The height of the sweetheart necklines which they produce can be too high. But there’s also a problem with the shape of the necklines for quite a few dresses. All sweethearts are not the same shape, but that seems to get overlooked. And that goes for other neckline shapes too. I hope that no one thinks that I’m being harsh, because I really do think that they work hard to produce a superior product. It’s just that too many customers are having to ask for revisions because of those same issues. Necklines are such an integral part of a dress design that customers should not be labeled “picky” for wanting the original neckline replicated.

Post # 283
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@VeryHappyMom: This is my opinion only but I think it has to do with the cups they use and the heavy lining. For the brides who have requested deeper necklines, there has been a problem with the cups “flipping out” making the lining visible. This is especially true if the bride hasn’t provided the correct upper bust measurement as it means the dress will not hug the upper part of the body correctly.

i for one, liked how my neckline turned out. When they were making my dress, they made the modest sweetline way too rounded  so that it looked like two mountain tops- but it looks like they have taken that criticism well and have started to slant the neckline towards the centre.

i think if jasmine were to really be able to replicate deeper necklines, they’d have to put flexible steel rods(think wire coat hangers) to keep the shape of the neckline.

Post # 284
64 posts
Worker bee

@babecake:  Thank you for telling me that, it really is interesting. I don’t know much about dress construction. Though, I’m hoping that they also realize that a lot of the newer sweetheart necklines point away from the center!

Post # 285
98 posts
Worker bee

@babecake:  i agree it probably has to do with the type of boning, below is a pic of the original dress im replicating. As you can see there is a lot to these corsets and necklines than people realize. It can definitely get complicated especially depending on what they have available to them. I think a local seamstress can help relatively easily and tailor it to your body.


Post # 286
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

So I was looking into having my reception dress made by jasmines. Was set on a galia lahav dress but im kind of loving the gemma now too (especially since I decided against it for the bm dresses). Figured I would check and see if anyone is selling their gemma replica or plans on selling it after their wedding. I would need it in a 12 or up (im a 38-30-40). Pm me please 🙂

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