Post # 1
I am really into the J. Crew Palais gown.
However, $3000 is not going to happen. The dress seems so simple, and I know the price is coming from the expensive fabrics. Does anyone know of any other dresses that are similarly simple or any good websites or etsy dress makers that will do a good replica? Thanks!
Post # 3
I immediately thought of a Dere Kiang dress from last season (which unfortunately is no longer on their site):
Without that giant flower, it would be pretty close. I don’t know the style name, but maybe run it through tineye and then call some stores to see if they have it (or any other pont d’esprit gowns).
Edit: I found the style number! It is 11084.
Post # 4
You should be able to get something like that custom made for quite a bit less. I’m getting a mermaid lace gown with scattered appliques done for $1600 so I’m sure it would be less for something simple like that 🙂 Look into local dressmakers. It’s nice to buy local and then that way you know your dress wasn’t made by underpaid sweat-shop workers (which, unfortunately, most wedding dresses are).
Post # 5
I’m not sure what size you wear but there are 4 of those dresses listed on ebay right now. 2 for $1500 and 2 for $1900. It’s worth keeping an eye out on ebay or search the sites that do an all of craigslist search.
Post # 6
Look at the offshore (China) replica Dress Websites… in particular Jasmine’s Bridal and Dressilyme have excellent reputations here on WBee… you can use the WBee SEARCH feature to find more info / topics (and pics) posted by Bees
Many have full disclosure stories (the journey from start to finish) from Bees who went this route.
And the savings can be phenominal… 50% to 90% difference from the Designer Originals.
Hope this helps,
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
David’s bridal galina wg4348 is swiss dot tulle empire waist. Sweethear neckline, ruched bodice like that….and only 350 bucks
dont know if you already found something though…
Post # 8
i ordered my dress from ALIEXPRESS….i love it,,,they will custome make it or just send you what size you want,,,,,mine came out great,,,,i only paid $138 for a dress that cost over$2000 in the store
Post # 9
@futuregattman: If you haven’t bought a dress yet, JCrew has that dress on sale for 50% off right now! 🙂 But only in a size 10 :/
Post # 10
@lovelylight99: Thanks for letting me know! I did already get another dress though that I love!