Post # 1
I am more than happy!
Only 4 tiny issues, the ribbon is too short (that’s no biggie). The shoulders are a bit too big, but as I work at a sewing store, where we also do alterations, that will be easy fixed (could do it myself, but I don’t want to touch it). The left side is a bit too long, I think it’s more the godete on the side causing that, but I’m going to get it taken up a bit. And also there is two teeny tiny pen marks on the inside which will blot out.
Now for the positives.
It fits like a dream, even without my suck me in hold me tight make me skinny thing. The beading looks really lovely. It’s got a lot of detail to it. I’m very very happy with it.
Actually, I’m in love with it!
There is full boning inside, which is great. really feels very supportive. The back is a bit crooked, but that is due to us having to sort of make the most of the ribbon we had to work with and also with the straps falling off the shoulders it makes it crooked.
I bought it from a seller on DHgate, and I really can’t ask for more. All in all it cost me $212NZD, so a fab price
Post # 3
@snuzal: Your dress really suites you and the beading really is lovely. For the price you can afford to do the alterations and still have a honeymoon on the savings
Lucky you have easy access to someone who can do the alterations. Good luck on the rest of the planning.
Post # 4
Awesome dress and what a deal!
Post # 5
That’s a gorgeous dress!! Lucky for you to have easy access to alterations!
Post # 6
I did have the concerns about of course buying from overseas, sight unseen, would it fit etc. But I really was pleasantly surprised at how good it was when it arrived. It has no smell, no mildew, I’ve been over it with a fine tooth comb since I sew myself. Of course, getting a dress for $200, they aren’t going to be as higher quality as a 1200 dress, you do get what you pay for. but for $200 I am thrilled to bits, its beautiful and the quality of it is better than I expected it to be
Post # 8
I love the deal and the dress looks beautiful on you. I won my wedding dress in a contest from a dress maker so mine will be a replica of two dresses that I really love. So Im very excited as well. Go replicas!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Once you get the shoulders shortened, and the dress is steamed…. wow! Its going to look awesome. It would look so so so pretty with a mantilla veil, or a plain cut-edge cathedral veil.
Do you know what kind of veil you’re going to wear?
Post # 11
I love the deal, the more replicas I see the more I’m set on getting one myself unless of course I luck in on a sample or something but I still think the replica will be less. Like you, I understand that the quality will be less but it’s only for one day, so am I really willing to pay double, triple or more for better quality? Uh, no.
This dress is gorgeous on you and fits great and it will only be better after your minor alterations! Great deal!
Post # 12
@eagle: I’ve got a nice long chapel? length veil, just very plain and narrow, nothing fancy. It’ll sit low on my head, I mainly want it for the veil blowing in the breeze photo haha.
it’s got a very narrow edge in white, and I’ve sewn a few beads to it so it catches the light
Post # 13
@lionskitty: I was actually going to buy the fabric and make my own dress, very similar to what you see here (actually if I was to post an image of what I was going to create, it’d be almost identical). But the quality of the fabric is head and shoulders 10x better than the wedding fabric I was able to source here.
The quality did exceed my expectations. I was thinking it’ll be a light ewight satin, with a light lining. But it’s actually a very nice quality satin, feels lovely. The dress is heavy!!!!!!!!
Post # 14
@snuzal: Wow, you can make something like that?!?! Impressed. I figure I can make infinity dresses for my bridesmaids since they’re very basic and jersey knit is easy to find and I don’t think it’ll be too expensive either. I 100% need professional help for a gown though, accesories I can do, I’m crafty, but I don’t have that kind of skill.
Post # 15
….even without my suck me in hold me tight make me skinny thing
Ha ha, that made me LOL! The dress looks great on you! The beadwork looks quite nice, and I love the ruching. What a steal! I can’t believe how great some of the replicas I see on the bee are…
Post # 16
@lionskitty: I could’ve. Did have a bit of trouble and a month ago I was still in the “deciding how it’s going to lie on me” stage, was having a lot of issues and starting to worry about the time it was going to take to get that right, and then make a trial, then the real deal(just over 2 months til our wedding now). So I decided to have a browse after a particularly trying moment where I was ready to throw the damn dress LOL, and stumbled across this on DHgate