Post # 1
I bought my wedding dress just before Christmas from an outlet factory. I was deciding between 2 dresses; one by Maggie soterro and the one I went with.
i really loved it when I tried it on, but now I’ve got it home I’m not so sure. I asked who the designer was in the shop as it has no trace of labels, numbers or anything. The shop owner said she was unsure but if I googled a description it would come up. She assured me all her dresses are designer. I have googled it but can’t find anything about it.
I’m starting to worry I’ve been totally ripped off and it’s making me dread wearing it. I phoned her back and she still maintained she had no info on where it came from. It seems like a good quality dress from what I can see eg. Stitching is all fine etc. it does say 100% polyester though.
Have a been a complete idiot and paid £599 for a cheap sweatshop dress?
Does anyone recognise it or can anyone help me find it?
Post # 5
I don’t know what designer this dress is, but I don’t think it’s a knock off, or Chinese made dress. The lace looks way too nice. Very pretty dress too, I hope you can work it out to put your mind at ease.
Post # 6
The dress honestly does not look at all like a “Chinese knockoff”, the quality of construction is too good and the lace/beading detail on the hem is very nice and detailed. I love the chiffon/organza layer over the skirt, very ethereal! What other designers did the shop sell? It might be made by Maggie, or Allure, or one of the other mid-range designers.
Also, the problem you might be having online is that it could be a one of a kind gown…as in the bridal designer made final sample dresses of all their designs for one year and this one may not have gone into mass production. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having one of those dresses, mine was, and I loved it so much! The attention to detail and strength of construction was top-notch.
I think you need to determine if you like the dress, not thinking about if it is a knockoff or not. It is very pretty!!
Post # 7
Thanks for putting my mind at rest. I think you’re right about the quality but having not much to compare it too i just started panicking!
The other dress I looked at was Maggie soterro. I’m not sure who else they stock. I didn’t think to check. It’s not really important to me who the dress is by as long as I love it and it’s flattering. I think I was more feeling worried i’d been taken for a fool and paid way to much for something that is not worth the money. I like a bargain and felt that this dress was until I started worrying where it came from.
im having some alterations like capped sleeves and possibky changing zip for lace up back to give a bit more flexibility to the size of the top.
Thanks again for the comments. Any others appreciated too!!
Post # 8
@Lauralizy: I think your dress is absolutely beautiful! It’s hard to judge from the pictures but I don’t think you were ripped off. The lace looks lovely and the whole dress looks too well made to be a cheap knock-off.
Since you bought the dress from an outlet factory I think it’s entirely possible it’s a discontinued design or maybe a design that didn’t make the cut to be included into the designer’s collection. Maybe it wasn’t even intended to be sold at regular salons and that’s why there are no tags? Either way, I think your dress is lovely. If you love it, that’s all that matters!
Post # 9
Thank you @MsMeow I appreciate your comment!