- 7 years ago
I am new to the forum and need some assistance/advice. Here’s my dilemma…
I found a dress that I love in a dress shop at home. The dress is Sandals #1028. I have just learned that the dress has been discontinued by the company 🙁 That being said, the dress shop sample dress is a size 16 and I am a size 16.5-17 (if ordering I would order the size 18 just to be safe).
I have been doing a lot of lookin on the internet and have seen multiple “knock off” sites that I can order the dress through for varying prices from stupid crazy low to just moderately cheaper than the cost in the shop. I have checked reviews for all of the sites that i have looked at and have seen mixed reviews for them all…some with glowing reviews from people with multiple posts on here and others with horrific stories about their experiences.
1) I don’t care about the designer label or the need to have an “authentic dress” so if I were to order from one of the Internet sites, is there one that most people would recommend. The dress is very simply and doesn’t have a lot of “bling” on it, which may make it easier to make. But at the same time I don’t want the dress to look horrible.
2) Considering that the reviews regarding online sites is so mixed, would I be better off to by the “designer” dress fromthe shop and pray that it can be taken out the 0.5-1″ that is necessary in the few spots while at the same time losing the 20lbs that I’ve gained in the last year? Or would I simply be wasting my money.
3) Should I just suck it up and write this dress off and continue to look for a new dress…keeping in mind that I am not really enjoying the whole dress shopping experience so far.
I would REALLY appreciate any and all advice that people can offer. Thanks in advance for the help!
PS…I live in Canada so not sure if that will impact where I can order from.