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Okay, my long-awaited pics are here! I'm sorry for not having a picture of myself in the dress. I have just moved in with my fiance (which explains why the shower stall still needs to be cleaned), and I don't want him to see me in the dress until the wedding day (it's a surprise), so he doesn't even know what the dress looks like. Lol.

 

Okay, so here is a quick recap and review: I got this dress from eBay seller on Cloudshow for what I think was only $135 with shipping included. It was custom made for me, and I received it from Shanghai to California within only 14 days or so. The fit was perfect, except for the bust, but only because they made the V-neckline a little bit conservative and not as cleavage-y as I would like (no lectures, please! It's a matter of personal preference. Lol). Also, when I gave them my bust measurement, it was a measurement WITH the bra on, but they must have assumed that I measured myself bra-less, so they added 2 inches; that's not a big deal, because I'm going to have the V-neckline altered anyway, and will get my bust taken in a little bit. A local seamstress that I found on Craigslist, who has over 30 years of experience, said that she'll do it for no more than $50. It's more important to me that the waist, hip, and length measurements are perfect (and they are!).

 

Okay, on to the pictures! Just a few more notes: The ribbon is really not as shiny as it looks in the pics; I took the pictures with a point-and-shoot, so the flash was pretty severe. Also, in real life, the dress is NOT SHINY at all, which is what I prefer. It looks just like the official promo pics. I also told them NO BEADING (not my style).

 

I am sorry for posting so many; my intention really is to be as helpful as possible.

 

A recap: This is the dress that I asked them to make. See the plunging neckline? This is what I want.

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This is the whole dress that they sent me: I had to take this from a slight angle so I could get a full view. I love how the mermaid flare is gradual, instead of abrupt.

Click the image to open in full size.

 

Front bottom: It's not this shiny in real life. I love it so much.

Click the image to open in full size.

 

Front top: In real life, the lace 100% matches the color of the rest of the dress; it's just that the camera's flash altered the color balance a little. Also, the ribbon is not shiny at all, lol; it instead has a normal ribbon sheen.

Click the image to open in full size.

 

Back top: I'm disappointed that my camera couldn't capture how beautiful the lacework truly is. Everything was sewn on, too; NOTHING was glued.

Click the image to open in full size.

 

Back bottom: The train is full and fabulous in real life, just like in the official pic!

Click the image to open in full size.

 

So, here are the grades:

 

Materials: A+. The bridal satin is so beautiful. I am very familiar with bridal fabric (my grandma was a tailor when she was still alive), and the satin of this dress really blows even the more expensive David's Bridal dresses out of the water. It doesn't feel cheap, thin, too heavy, or too light.

 

Construction: A+. Very sturdy and professionally made. Seams are perfectly straight and perfect. The dress is lined, and the train has several layers.

 

Made to measurements: A-. It fits perfectly everywhere, except at the bust, but you know...they made this dress without my presence, and without taking my measurements themselves, and they're only human. And, seriously, for $135 with shipping included for an almost perfect dress? I have no reason to complain. Lol.

 

The seller, Sophia, was sooo nice and always answered my endless questions within 24 hours, with so much patience. She even threw in a free veil (which I don't think I'll use because I'm not a veil person, but it was nice of her. Lol).

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Okay, my long-awaited pics are here! I'm sorry for not having a picture of myself in the dress. I have just moved in with my fiance (which explains why the shower stall still needs to be cleaned), and I don't want him to see me in the dress until the wedding day (it's a surprise), so he doesn't even know what the dress looks like. Lol.

Okay, so here is a quick recap and review: I got this dress from eBay seller on Cloudshow for what I think was only $135 with shipping included. It was custom made for me, and I received it from Shanghai to California within only 14 days or so. The fit was perfect, except for the bust, but only because they made the V-neckline a little bit conservative and not as cleavage-y as I would like (no lectures, please! It's a matter of personal preference. Lol). Also, when I gave them my bust measurement, it was a measurement WITH the bra on, but they must have assumed that I measured myself bra-less, so they added 2 inches; that's not a big deal, because I'm going to have the V-neckline altered anyway, and will get my bust taken in a little bit. A local seamstress that I found on Craigslist, who has over 30 years of experience, said that she'll do it for no more than $50. It's more important to me that the waist, hip, and length measurements are perfect (and they are!).

Okay, on to the pictures! Just a few more notes: The ribbon is really not as shiny as it looks in the pics; I took the pictures with a point-and-shoot, so the flash was pretty severe. Also, in real life, the dress is NOT SHINY at all, which is what I prefer. It looks just like the official promo pics. I also told them NO BEADING (not my style).

I am sorry for posting so many; my intention really is to be as helpful as possible.

A recap: This is the dress that I asked them to make. See the plunging neckline? This is what I want.
Click the image to open in full size.

This is the whole dress that they sent me: I had to take this from a slight angle so I could get a full view. I love how the mermaid flare is gradual, instead of abrupt.
Click the image to open in full size.

Front bottom: It's not this shiny in real life. I love it so much.
Click the image to open in full size.

Front top: In real life, the lace 100% matches the color of the rest of the dress; it's just that the camera's flash altered the color balance a little. Also, the ribbon is not shiny at all, lol; it instead has a normal ribbon sheen.
Click the image to open in full size.

Back top: I'm disappointed that my camera couldn't capture how beautiful the lacework truly is. Everything was sewn on, too; NOTHING was glued.
Click the image to open in full size.

Back bottom: The train is full and fabulous in real life, just like in the official pic!
Click the image to open in full size.

So, here are the grades:


Materials:
A+. The bridal satin is so beautiful. I am very familiar with bridal fabric (my grandma was a tailor when she was still alive), and the satin of this dress really blows even the more expensive David's Bridal dresses out of the water. It doesn't feel cheap, thin, too heavy, or too light.

Construction: A+. Very sturdy and professionally made. Seams are perfectly straight and perfect. The dress is lined, and the train has several layers.


Made to measurements:
A-. It fits perfectly everywhere, except at the bust, but you know...they made this dress without my presence, and without taking my measurements themselves, and they're only human. And, seriously, for $135 with shipping included for an almost perfect dress? I have no reason to complain. Lol.

The seller, Sophia, was sooo nice and always answered my endless questions within 24 hours, with so much patience. She even threw in a free veil (which I don't think I'll use because I'm not a veil person, but it was nice of her. Lol).
OMG I love it!!! WHat a bargain seriously ....is it your TTD? It's so beautiful it could be your main dress! wow I'm very impressed!

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Thanks, everyone!

 

Bride2Be21: Yes! Originally, this was going to be the dress for my TTD session, but I think I'll just wear it to both my wedding and the TTD (that should save me a good amount of money. Lol).

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MIMI83: Can you post a link? I really love the dress
Sure! Here is the link to the dress: H1010 Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Custom Formal Lace Wear - eBay (item 130341928142 end time Jul-01-10 19:45:48 PDT)

Here is the seller's store (just click on the "Bridalwear" link on the left): bridal gown items - Get great deals on weddingdress, Prom dress items on eBay Stores!

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