Sorry I've been MIA. The last time I posed I wrote about how I hated my babyonline dress. After shoving it in my parent's closet and deciding to never see it again, I realized it was time to start shopping for another dress. I really considered buying a replica dress, but ended up giving in and buying a Priscilla of Boston dress I fell in love with. (BTW, While I was there I saw the Vera Wang Diana, and I guess I'm over it. Maybe I judged my replica dress too harshly, I think it's partially because I decided it's not the dress for me.)
Anyway....moving on to this babyonline dress, like I said before, I do have to give them credit for pulling off such a beautiful skirt. I sincerely think they did an EXCELLENT job of recreating the David's Bridal VW351011 dress, but I didn't want to buy the original one because I wanted a sweetheart neckline and the DB one doesn't have boning to support making these alterations. I think my mistake was asking them to make a corset back. I figured it would help make up for any sizing mistakes, but instead they made the dress too big, even when I tried to get the corset tight. The inside of the dress is beautiful, very well made, has a built-in strap for extra support. The top of the dress has a double layer of fabric to get the pleated look, but the top layer seems to be too detached to the bottom one in certain sections. It sticks out a bit. Again, I would not get that type of design from Babyonline. Look for dressmakers that can do nice even pleats in an organized manner. Also, the transition from the top of the dress to the skirt was poorly made and not thought out. They should have added one flat layer of organza to cover to give it a smooth look. There were minor mistakes throughout the dress (colored fabric/string that was stuck inside the organza folds, small tears) but none of these are visible once it's on. It still bothered me because I felt that they should have taken their time to put the dress together and make sure it was clean. Also, I ordered a belt that they said was "high quality" and it's honestly crap. It look NOTHING AT ALL like what I ordered and some beads were falling off. I don't think they even bothered to make it similar to what I ordered. It's not "similar" or even "close", it's just flat out a belt that they made however they wanted to threw it in there. I'm so disappointed about this, that it just did it for me. It was so mad. If they would have sent me pictures before they shipped it, I would have asked them to redo it or ask for my money back, which, I'm guessing, is why they didn't do it. They also told me it was a mistake from the warehouse to ship it and that they fired the person...mhm...I've heard that excuse before. I'm now disputing this through DHgate, not an easy process, but when I asked Babyonline for a refund they said they would only do half. I said I was fine with half of the price of the dress, but I wanted a full refund for the belt because it's nothing like what I ordered. They basically said no. I gave in because in the end it was only a couple dollars more, so I agreed to half then they said half back, partially in cash and the other part in store-credit. WTF???? NO! Then they said "ok, let us check with the manager". Which I think is BS. So I opened a dispute.
Here are the pictures:
I didn't take picture of the belt, I just decided to not look at it, I was so mad. But I'll show some more pictures since I need to send them in for the dispute.