Post # 1
Thanks to the bees I found out about Ebay selling weddind dresses. Wow! Is that even legal? I found the dress I fell in love with for allegedly 90 dollars… Clearly, these are replicas made in China. Has anyone tried them? A friend ordered her dress from a website called alibaba or something like that and she looked GORGEOUS on her wedding day, of course her style was more relaxed than mine and she is very outdoorsy. That said, these things scare me, first because I don’t know under which conditions these dresses are made, and second because I really need to try everything on to get a feel of the fabric, really see it on me, etc. and because I have a weird body shape (hourglass, different sizes on different parts of my body). There are pros and cons of course, huge savings being the #1 pro and following closely the fact that you send your own measurements so you don’t need to conform to a wedding dress size 4 times bigger just so your boobs fit 🙁
Thoughts? The good thing of getting caught up seeing dresses is that I can’t wait for the weekend to go see some OFFline.
Post # 2
MuseForever: You can only do this if you’re okay with taking a gamble, and if you realize that you may end up with nothing. Particularly with the super-cheap eBay sellers, it’s very rare that the dress you receive will look anything like the photo. If a $2,000 dress is selling for $90, it’s unrealistic to assume otherwise. It seems like Jasmine’s is the most reputable replica maker, but those dresses aren’t nearly that cheap, and even they often can’t get the dress quite right.
I think it’s also safe to assume that the ultra-cheap replicas are products of child and/or extremely underpaid labour.
Post # 3
applecat: Exactly. I wouldn’t do it but was just so shocked, I had no clue they even existed. I know there are replicas of everything in China but I thought you needed to go there to get them.
Post # 4
MuseForever: i got an ebay china dress… didnt look like the dress i ordered. then i tried to send it back and the address didnt exsist. dont do it. but now i have a cheaper crappy dress i want to wreck for a photo shoot?
Post # 5
sometimes they work out, but most times I think you really get what you pay for and when things seem too good to be true it’s because they are! Especially when it comes to quality fabrics, lace, embellishments etc.