(Closed) Replica Gowns??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

That looks like it would be a really difficult dress to replicate… I wouldn’t trust anyone to do it. I talked to the lady at the bridal shop about replicating this dress

But she said that most of the replication of gowns is done in china and it is a sometimes win sometimes lose game, and there is no money back option. Also, she mentioned that she didn’t know enough about this gown and didn’t have “plans”? I was sitting there thinking… okay, you aren’t assembling a car here it is a dress… I didn’t press the matter as she pretty much scared me out of it.. idk.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maggie Sottero has one almost like it, the Karena Royale, I think its called.  Same kind of lace with the sating back ground and bow.  Its beautiful too and you would just have to make a sweetheart neck line.  It would be a good option.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

its actually similar to my dress – Marisa Priscilla (700) – its got cafe colored satin under with white lace overtop of it.. looks gorgeous in person 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

and yeah definately dont do a replica for that dress – they wont be able to match the lace and thats the real reason for buying it. look around for a cheaper similar styled dress in a less expensive designer – and then check with netbride.com for the wholesale price 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think as long as you could see the materials before you’d be okay – since you don’t have the expectation of it being exactly like that.

I know you said you don’t really care if it has THAT lace but the pattern on the lace (and the spacing of the design and the amount of fabric you can see underneath) can really change the look of the dress. So you’d probably want to make sure it’s something similar.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

IMO, I think it is horrible to replicate anything.  You do realize that replicate = copy.  How would you like it if something that you worked extremely hard on was just copied.  What would you do if some bride copied every element of your wedding.  I bet you’d be pretty pissed, huh? 

What type of integrity does the seamstress have that is willing to do that?  It just means she isn’t talented enough to be a designer, and do you really want to work with someone that can’t come up with her own ideas?

There are plenty of affordable designers that have their own unique and beautiful concepts.  You shouldn’t have to steal someone else’s dress.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Replication is the best form of flattery. Every designer has replicated in some way those low cost designers have taken elements from the big designers hence why there are similar styles…If you find a great seamstress then go for the replica especially because you already have tried on other gowns and dont really like them. Go to a fabric shop, pick out what you like once the seamstress gives you the go ahead. Goodluck

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

How about something like this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37326126/beautiful-lace-sheath-wedding-grown?ref=sr_list_4&ga_search_query=strapless+lace+wedding+dress&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=1&order=&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title

 

I even bet that seller would be able to create something similar to your picture… you can also find cute wedding belts on etsy… if she can’t make one =)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@mmm31911 that dress is stunning! thats the kind of dress I had imagined I’d end up with… wow did I go in left field with mine! haha

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Whoever said copying is the sincerest form of flattery hasn’t been copied or knocked off.  Plain and simple copying anything is unethical.  You were taught this in Elementary School – do your own work, don’t copy off of others.  Many people do copy and knock off wedding dresses, purses, shoes – it doesn’t make it right.  Of course you may find inspiration from others’ ideas but to blatantly copy someone else’s work makes you a person of low integrity and who wants to marry that?  On top of everything else it is tacky and if you look closer into who you are buying your knock off from, you may find out that it is supporting terrorism along with child labor and sweat factories.  No matter how you try to justify it in your head, copying someone else’s work is wrong!

http://bit.ly/9XEckR

 

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