Post # 1
Would you pay $1,400 for this dress or would you find a similar simple dress and add a belt with similar detail/beading?
I would also be buying the dress used, it’s a Priscilla of Boston which is not a cheap designer. You do get what you pay for though, as the quality is great, fit is fantastic etc.
I submitted a post with a poll, comparing two dresses but it has to be put through from the site as it went to spam. In the meantime, here are some pictures. TIA!
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Post # 3
The detail in the back is lovely but I think you could really find a similar style for less. However, if this is the dress you want, go for it!! Remember it’s your WEDDING dress! 🙂 Good luck.
Post # 4
it depends. do you have the $1400 to spend on it or are you stretching?
you only get married once, so if you love it and can afford it then go for it. if you cant afford it then find osmething similar thats cheaper…
Post # 5
Honestly, it’s a very common style. I would look for another one and maybe DIY a similar belt. It’s a gorgeous dress, butif you don’t have to spend the money, I wouldn’t.
Post # 6
I voted yes, because it is absolutely beautiful. But, if you don’t have the money to spend on it…keep looking. Something more affordable may suprise you 🙂
Post # 7
I say yes. I’m with @eholden
Post # 8
I think it is exquisite. In my opinion, tacking a beaded belt onto a cheap dress will never ever EVER look like that dress. If you have the $1400 to spend, nothing is going to top that dress.
Post # 9
I think you’re right that you get what you pay for and if you’re getting it used, you’re probably getting a decent deal. A cheaper dress probably won’t have the same level of detail in the beading or in the back (which is gorgeous) and I assume POB uses high quality materials. So I hope you go for it, but I also agree that your budget comes first.
Post # 10
Hmmm tough call. $1400 for a used dress? I think I’d rather find something brand new for that price. But the dress is really pretty! I’d just be worried about how USED it was… if it has stains/tears/rips/etc. Personally, I think you could find a really nice BRAND NEW dress for that kind of money.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t buy it for $1,400, but then again, I wouldn’t buy any dress for $1,400. (Each of ours was under $500.) But it is definitely a beautiful dress! If it’s important to you, and you have the budget for it, there is no reason not to buy it.
As for buying a used dress, I have no problems with that at all. The price of used dresses is often much less than that of new ones of similar quality. I’d rather get the quality than worry about whether the dress has been worn before.
Post # 12
If you have the money and love love it then get it.
But if its used online (not a local shop) please please ask lots of detailed q’s about stains & holes. I was looking at a used dress they only had the stock photo up and the add said the dress had not been cleaned. When I asked if there was any stains I got a reply of it needs to be cleaned like the ad says. I emailed and said I understand it needs to be cleaned but i want to know if it has huge stains that will never come out. I never heard back from her! obvs that dress had something wrong with it!
Post # 13
I think the dress is gorgeous!
However, I dont know how I personally would feel paying $1400 for a dress that has already been pre-owned, and worn (?)
BUT, if you absolutely LOVE the dress and have the money for it, then I would say go for it, it’s your wedding day!
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
It’s tough because dress budgets are such an individual thing. I feel like I could have found something similar to my dress for MUCH cheaper, but at the same time, I’m sure other designers make something similar for much more! If your budget is at or around $1400, do it! If not, don’t worry…I’m sure you can find something similar for less!
Post # 15
It totally depends on whether that’s in your budget. If it is–go for it! It’s a gorgeous dress, and PoB is a well known, good quality designer. But if it’s not in your budget, then I think you can definitely find something else. There are hundreds of dresses ou there!
Post # 16
Thanks for the opinions so far ladies! Yes the $1,400 is within my budget, I should have clarified that originally. Of course if I found a dress for less that’d be great, but it is in our budget which is $1,600 max.
My question is more so do you think there are other dresses out there that are comparable but cheaper since it is somewhat of a simple type style. Granted the back is different and something I really like, so I don’t think I can find something as pretty as that.
Speaking of the back, thoughts on the back? I sent a picture to my Maid/Matron of Honor, and she wasn’t a big fan suprisingly. But the picture I sent was of the dress hanging up, so that coud be why.
The dress I would be buying is in great quality and I trust that it is, it’s on a reputable site and me and the girl are friends on Facebook now, and it seems legit. That may sound naive’, but you can usually tell when things like this or people I should say are shady. I have no worries with that aspect, and she has actually come down a decent amount in her price. This dress retails for $4 grand+.
Keep the thoughts coming, thanks!