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Hi ladies,

 

I have been browsing this thread since I got engaged, it is absolutely fascinating to read all of the experiences of brides kind enough to share their dresses!

 

I have decided to go ahead and order my dress from China. There are two dresses that I have tried on and loved...firstly the Sottero and Midgley Phoebe, with a request for beads instead of sequins and detachable lace straps!

 

 

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I have been quoted USD $299 from Dressilyme and $189 from Babyonline @ DHgate.

 

I want it in ivory though, the dress looks kinda grey in the photos? Even though the maggie website says it is ivory... Do you think the Dressily/babyonline would make it ivory or with a grey tinge like the pictures? I'm not sure how to explain to them what I mean!

 

The second dress is the Pronovias Barroco (also with detachable lace straps), but I'm worried the tulle would be scratchy.

 

I have so many questions, if any ladies can help I'd love to hear your thoughts:

1) Which dress do you prefer? For reference, I am 6ft tall without shoes. Size 4-6 in US sizes according to a conversion chart, 8-10 in uk sizes.

2) Do you prefer the phoebe with or without the sash/brooch under the bust?

3) Do you think Dressily and Babyonline are both capable of these dresses? Which would be more suited to which dress in your opinion?

4) What sort of neckline do you think would like best on me? This is a hurriedly snapped pic of me in a straight neckline dress, bridal shops in my area are SO hot on no pics! Its the only dress pic we have managed to sneak - please forgive the quality!

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Sorry for such a long post, I'd love to hear your opinions!

 

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omg... after cjfraser's post on wonderxue, followed by the beautiful pictures from rawalter, i'm thinking i should jump ship on wonderxue and go with jasmines.  Wonderxue is quoting me $390 which is pretty close to Jasmine's prices.  Agh!!!!  Cjfraser, I'll be anxiously awaiting pictures from your wonderxue experience.  

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Okay I've finally got round to taking some pics of my wonderxue dress and accessories.  Here is the disaster that is the jacket thing (I have no idea why but these pictures have uploaded to the site sideways, they are the correct way on my computer.  Sorry for that). 

 

From a distance it looks okish but because of the way it's made, it's incredibly stiff and itchy.  There are about 3-4 layers of netting in some places as it seems she's made the basic shape of it, added a second layer and then glued/stitched the appliques on top of that. 

 

Back:

 

 

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Front: 

 

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As you can see, it's not very well done at all.  The edges for the lace is raw and ragged.  In some places where it's been trimmed too closely it's been cut and then in most places it looks like this.  Not great.

 

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Some bits are barely tacked on and again you can see the raw edges all over the top. 

 

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The seams are also really badly done.

 

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Okay so enough of that.  I'm sure we can agree it's pretty rubbish.  On to the dress itself. 

 

While slightly less offensive, it's still not great.  You can tell it was a rushed job as things are just tacked on all over. 

 

Here you can see the lacing on the back.  It's hard to tell in the photo but it's been done in a really flimsy fabric. 

 

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Again this picture was turned sideways for some reason.  This is the only real detail on the dress, when I ordered it I purposely picked something I thought looked fairly simple to minimize the chance of it getting messed up.  As you can see the belt is only tacked on with a few stitches.

 

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Ofcourse this means it's pulls funny when you put it on.  I thought maybe I could just take it off but it's stitched in properly on the back along the laces so I don't think I can.  This is potentially fixable at least. 

 

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This is the top of the bodice where the fabric crosses over, unless it's pulled really tightly it sort of bubbles and you can see where the fabric underneath was sewn. 

 

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Here's a pic of the dress as a whole.  

 

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Overall it's made of pretty cheap fabric but I can deal with that, I wasn't expecting something amazing.  The main things that bother me are 1) it's not what we agreed on, she was meant to put some tulle underneath to give it a bit of fullness but that's obviously not there and 2) she was meant to send me pictures of the progress which never happened despite me asking MANY times.  The dress is clearly rushed what with things being just tacked on but maybe a seamstress can fix it.  There are issues with the way the lacing goes at the bottom, there's some kind of flimsy boning down the sides of the lacing that ends before the laces do and it creates a funny bump so it looks like I've got a duck tail.  To be honest though, I'm so discouraged with the dress I'm inclined to just try and find a department store dress.  

 

As for the jacket.. I don't even know what to say about that, it's just really badly made and not usable at all.  Oh and it's a creamy sort of ivory colour.. the dress is stark white.  

 

I also ordered a veil because I thought this would be a good way to ensure the colours matched.  Getting them made by the same person you would think they would try to make everything in the same colour but no, the veil is also ivory.  I don't care so much about this myself as it's not that noticable and I'll only have it on a short time anyway but I know some girls wouldn't be very impressed. 

 

So at best I'm on a mission to find a bolero or shrug and potentially a whole new dress of a rack somewhere.  

 

Communication at first was great.  I sent pictures, she told me what would work and what wouldn't and was very quick to reply.  However as soon as I made payment that went out the window.  I asked repeatedly for photos as we had agreed that once the dress was made she would send me some pics and we could decide how long the jacket should be.  That never happened.  I simply got a reply one day saying the dress was in the post and sorry for the delay.  

 

I know there are a lot of positive reviews but I really think you'd be better off to go with another seller.  I wish I had gone with Weddingdress88 on dhgate as I had originally intended, I only decided to go with wonderxue due to the fact that she responded to my queries and had a lot of positive feedback.  The lack of communication is cr*p and the end product isn't that great either.  The only thing I can say to Yuan's credit is that she has offered to refund my money for the jacket at least.  

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So girls, the dress I ordered from DHGATE seller: bingbridal came in and it is soo wrong, i almost second guessed my dress!!!! It is a well made dress (even had the built in bra strap

 

 

 

, but the ruffles are all wrong on this dress, it makes me look shorter and stockier than i am (5ft at 110lbs) no reason I should look like i'm 4"8!!!! I have requested a partial refund from bingbridal, i will let you girls know if that happens. I have ordered the dress from babyonline. If Sunny happens to disappoint me, I will just suck it up and get the original dress which I cried in. 

Here is me in the original

 

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Here is the dress bingbridal made. Excuse the mess. The entire reason I went with them was b/c of their actual image of a replica they made based on the Allure 8862. This is no where near close.

 

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Originally Posted by MissJali View Post

 

So girls, the dress I ordered from DHGATE seller: bingbridal came in and it is soo wrong, i almost second guessed my dress!!!! It is a well made dress (even had the built in bra strap

 

 

 

, but the ruffles are all wrong on this dress, it makes me look shorter and stockier than i am (5ft at 110lbs) no reason I should look like i'm 4"8!!!! I have requested a partial refund from bingbridal, i will let you girls know if that happens. I have ordered the dress from babyonline. If Sunny happens to disappoint me, I will just suck it up and get the original dress which I cried in. 

Here is me in the original

 

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Here is the dress bingbridal made. Excuse the mess. The entire reason I went with them was b/c of their actual image of a replica they made based on the Allure 8862. This is no where near close.

 

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Damn! That is horrible! I'm sorry they didn't do a good job at all. I do hope you get some of your money back.  This is why I am so glad I went with Jasmine's. They may cost a bit more but they really did an amazing job on my dress and countless other brides over the years.  The proof is in the photos and the happy brides!  

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Uhura, I'm considering it! But at that point, i would have spent the same as the cost of the original. I've heard great things about babyonline and I should've went with my instinct but of course I listened to Mom and went with bingbridal. Lets pray Sunny can pull it off for me but the Bridezilla in me is saying screw it all, I will forgo the photographer for the dress!!! LOL

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Originally Posted by Allalala View Post

 

Hi everyone!!!!

I am a n00b to posting here but have been lurking for a while.

So here it is: the dress purchase has to be done ASAP, and by ASAP I mean like 2 weeks ago.

Anyhoo, I have decided that China will be the source (for obvious budgeting reasons) and I've done a ton of research. Jasmine's is absolutely fantastic with their replicas but the prices are pretty high.... Then there is DH Gate, where I am stuck between 2 sellers (Babyonline and hua_yi_zhang/Denia's Bridal). I plan on spending somewhere around 600-700 regardless.

DRUMROL......

The ultimate question is this: Should I buy 3 dresses from DH Gate (1 of them has GOT to be good right???) or a single dress from Jasmine's?

Whatcha guys think???

Thanks :D

 

a single dress from jasmines!!! although i heard that babyonline at DHgate is really good! good luck post pics pleaseee

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Originally Posted by cjfraser View Post

 

Well my dress from Wonderxue came today. I will post some pictures after I'm able to properly try it on but I will say, I'm not happy with it at all at the minute.  I ordered everything from Yuan, my veil, cover up and dress.  

 

The jacketish thing looked nice at first but upon closer inspection and laying it beside the dress, it's actually a completely different colour.  The dress is  white as I asked for but the cover up is an ivory colour.  It's an off the shoulder lace affair that zips up the back.  There are jagged bits all around the lace appliques, when I took it out of the bag it had actually been sewn across the zip on both ends somehow so I had to break those stitches to even under the zip which resulted in beads falling off.  I feel mean saying bad things about the work as it fits PERFECTLY but the workmanship itself on the jacket is really bad, I could never wear it.  

 

As for the dress, we had agreed there would be some tulle underneath to give it a bit of fullness, there is none.  Also it has a belt that's tacked on with about 15 stitches so that's not very impressive but is fixable. 

 

I'll post a better description and some pictures of everything tomorrow after I'm able to get the dress on and properly see what it's like in full when it's laced up properly. 

oh nooo... im so sorry to hear this.. please post pics,, cant it be fixed??? did you send them an email?? complain?? anything??  if i was you i would have demanded a refund!!!!

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