Originally Posted by Ortali20042
I'm reading this blog for days and I want to thank all of you for the tips,
I didn't think buying a dress on-line can be so complicated, but I was wrong...
I'm a student and really don't have a lot of money to spend on a dress which I'll wear only for a few hours,
so I'm looking for a good seller on Ebay,
I think I should buy the dress on Ebay because I checked on Dhgate and almost all sellers charge for shipping, and on Ebay it's cheaper.
Please tell me what you think, any recommendation will be bless...
I was going for a knock off dress since the beginning. For different reasons.
After visiting the bridal salon a couple of weeks ago I got so much more assured in buying a knock of dress online. All the dresses I tried in the store seemed to be so cheaply made and ALL of them had a tag "Made in China". And of course I'm not willing to pay several thousands for a designer dress.
My choice number one was eBay, but what put me off that idea is the sellers rarely add actual images of the dresses they made. You can imagine that the dress you'll receive is going to be as awesome as it is on the original designer shot, but there are sooo many things that can go wrong.
Then I was leaning towards OuterInner. They have lots of dresses, reasonably priced, and you can see their actual work in the OuterInner collection. But their shipping rates were just killing me. Sometimes half a price of a wedding gown.
And then I fell for DHgate sellers. Depending on the seller, there are actual images, the shipping rates are cheaper or even sometimes free, and with all these sellers you get such a choice! I've ordered my reception dress (replica of Pronovias Finlandia) a couple of days ago and will share the pics as soon as the dress arrives!
When choosing a gown, the main thing that I was looking at is "what can go wrong". For example, if you see on original picture finely defined ruffles, try to imagine how they'd look if they weren't as "accurately" made. If the silhouette tightly follows your body lines, imagine if it wasn't as tight and precise.
Just to through an example on how Justin Alexander 8465 replicas can "go wrong":