Originally Posted by cjfraser
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.
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.
Some bits are barely tacked on and again you can see the raw edges all over the top.
The seams are also really badly done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a pic of the dress as a whole.
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.
im mad and speechless!!! they did crap!!!! u can tell the fabric on that dress is really flimpsy... the jacket is ah hot mess... im soo sorry what would you do??? do you plan on getting the dress fixed by a tailor?? do you have time to order another?? keep us posted!