(Closed) “Light in a Box”?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

I haven’t…but most wedding dresses are made in china. Recently while dress shopping I heard a saleslady deflect that issue very VERY smoothly.

The bride wanted to know about the quality of her final dress and where it was made. She asked point blank: "is it from china?" the sales lady aswered: "it is shipped to the retailer in the U.S., then they ship it to us…YOURS will be shipped to us from the U.S…it comes from U.S.!"

The bride answered (by now all confused): "oh, so it comes from U.S.?" Saleslady: "Yes".

Hopefully you’ll have some reviews to help you out…and if you do decide to order from them make sure the measurements are not vague…give detail by detail!

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I ordered my dress from lightinthebox.com and I was pleasently surprised at the quality of the dress- the embrodery and everything was just perfect. I would recomend this site to anyone! It took about a month from when I ordered till when I had it in my hands, and the size was dead on.

They do have a somewhat limited selection, and I dont know if I would order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from them if only just because I wouldn’t know if I said "colbalt blue" on three different dresses if they would all match

 

Hope this helps and happy shopping! =^_^=

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@dolfairy173: I hate that internet companies like Light in the Box feel the need to pose as brides & give themselves FAKE good reviews… VERY MISLEADING!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t recommend them because some reviews are good and some are bad but I haven’t tried them personally.

I chose a different replica company.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I was wondering if they were a good quality china seller as well.

I thought they coukd be since most of the dresses have real life reviews of each dress, and the commentor could post a picture of their dress.

Bees, any luck with this site?!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@genbear: I actually bought my BMs dresses from lightinthebox. For such a price I guess theres no complaint here.

Pro : cheap price, dress sewn nicely, no lose thread, material quality doesnt look cheap.

Con : theres a stain on the bottom of the dress, however since we’re geting it hem so it doesnt matter. It seems they dont do quality check before they shipped out the dress. Or it could just possibly that it was a returned dress from other customer?? And as far for the sizing it was wayyyy off. Oh well, since it was cheap so it gave us some wiggle room for alteration.

I ordered the dress in grey. Attached are the pictures from the website and my cousin wearing the dress.

 

pardon the mess bees. Laughing

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was very tempted to buy a China ‘knock off,’ because I figured all of the dresses are coming from China anyway, one way or another. Why pay the middle man, right?… I found a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I really liked and was set to order but wanted to read reviews. Most of the reviews on that particular website were pretty good, but I was still leery. I searched some wedding blogs and came to the conclusion that there are definitely ones to steer clear of, and of course the site I was looking into was one of those. One bride complained her Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were wet and moldy, another one said her dress smelled like fish. Yuck!…On the other hand, I did read some pretty good reviews for a couple other China sites, but unfortunately they didn’t have the dress I was interested in.

So, I continued my hunt, and actually looked up the real designer of the dress, which took some digging, because it was well disguised on the China site, and it turns out they are based in New York, and their dresses are made in the States. I’m a designer (not wedding dresses) so maybe I’m a little biased, but once I found the real designer, it sort of made me upset that China is ripping them off. I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I think it’s extremely important to support American designers or even more so, American manufacturers (these are the companies keeping Americans employed, right now…but if no one buys their products, they’ll soon be out of jobs too.)

I’m sure most of us are in the same boat, we’re all on a tight budget and can’t splurge on everything, so my advice would be to find a dress you like, do the most research on it as possible. If it’s designed and manufactured in the USA, consider keeping the money here, at least that is the route I’m taking. 

Good Luck!

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