(Closed) Online Wedding Dress Retailers? Share what you know!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I bought my reception dress from BHLDN and I absolutely love it. 

I’ve also been to their stores and I find that all the dresses look stunning in person.

Post # 6
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3511 posts
Sugar bee

If you like simple sheath/column, these dresses are well within your budget, though they do differ from the styles you posted:

From Saja Wedding:

From SerieBlanche, an Etsy store located in France:

Post # 7
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

My friend ordered a simple dress from JJhouse.com. It was simple and cute. But it was also see-through (of course the website didn’t say that), so she had to make herself a slip for underneath. She still looked great on her wedding day, but she was disappointed it was so see-through. Oh, and you also will have to get at least one size up, keep in mind the dresses are made in China!!

Post # 8
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3865 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I bought a wedding dress from TheLastMinuteBride.com. They were really easy to work with and had a clear, although quick, return policy. (They explain the policy in full on their site.)

I ended up not keeping the dress I ordered from them as I ended up not liking it on me, but I would definitely check out what they have to offer.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I got my dress from etsy, and love it! It was perfect and looked exactly the same as the picture online! If you know what you’re looking for and have the time to browse, it’s worth a look 🙂 the seller I purchased from was ‘Anya Dionne’ but I’m not sure if she has anything like you want?

Good luck! These are gorgeous dresses!

Post # 10
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4953 posts
Honey bee

BHDLN is a reputable site.  In terms of purchasing an actual dress, if you’re buying from a reputable site (say BHDLN, ModCloth, J. Crew, etc.) online is fine.  It’s where you get into sketchy “made to order” sites where it’s promising knock-offs or designer-like dresses on a shoe-string budget that you need to be careful.  If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is.  Make sure you look at return policies.

Now, as for purchasing dresses online in general, I think it works out well if you know your body type VERY WELL.  If you typically don’t wear column dresses, I would recommend you go to a brick and mortar store and try some on first to make sure that type of dress works well for you.  Try to find something as close to what you like online.  Also, pay close close attention to measurements, not sizes.  I’ve had excellent luck buying dresses on ModCloth because a) I know what works for my body type by now, and b) I take my measurements immediately before purchase and I follow the measurement guide for sizing exactly.  Remember that for purchasing a dress, you should purchase for the largest measurement and it may require alterations then.  So if you’re a size 8 in the bust and waist according to their sizing guide but a 10 in hips, you should be purchasing the size 10.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Commenting to follow – I’ve been eyeing up some BHLDN dresses too!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

there is a great thread on replica dresses if you search that you will find brides whove used online sites and pics of their dresses i am going to use [content moderated for violation of TOS] the shop for a custom dress

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