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#5641 brownskingirl

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Originally Posted by SuffolkBride 

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!

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

xxxxxx

maggie soretto's Pheobe is placed 2nd on my top 10 list with Mori Lee's 3124 being number one... you are the first person to post that dress on here im reallllyyyyy in love with it.. but i plan on having my dress made by jasmines... you should stick to the sweetheart neck line, gives you a nice curvy look. i've heard alot of great things about dressilyme. maybe you should give them a try... please post pics and keep me updated.. i would LOVE to see how it turned out.



#5642 brownskingirl

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Originally Posted by Traci7642 

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.  

girl im sticking with JASMINES nobody else im sorry... im not willing to take that chance.. wonderxue did a horrible job!! i hope she gets her money back



#5643 brownskingirl

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

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. 

 

Back:

 

 

 

Front: 

 

 

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!



#5644 brownskingirl

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

Originally Posted by MissJali 

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

 

 

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.

 

oh nooooooooo.. that dont look right! if you look a few pages back a girl on here had that exact dress made and it looked EXACTLY like the real thing. i cant remember who she bought it from though. u should go look for her post and order it from where she did!



#5645 MissJali

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    Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

    Originally Posted by brownskingirl 

    oh nooooooooo.. that dont look right! if you look a few pages back a girl on here had that exact dress made and it looked EXACTLY like the real thing. i cant remember who she bought it from though. u should go look for her post and order it from where she did!

    Brownskin,

    I'm on top of it!

    it was Trivera, I did order the dress again from where she did. It was Babyonline, I will keep you girls updated!! I'm confident. Worst comes Worst, I already got in contact with the bridal shop and was assured with 11 months left, I have enough time.



    #5646 uhura526

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      Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

      Originally Posted by MissJali 

      Brownskin,

      I'm on top of it!

      it was Trivera, I did order the dress again from where she did. It was Babyonline, I will keep you girls updated!! I'm confident. Worst comes Worst, I already got in contact with the bridal shop and was assured with 11 months left, I have enough time.

       

       

      I am glad you are opting to get the dress remade by Babyonline.  They do have a good reputation as well, but I have to say, not as good as Jasmine's but I'm biased.  I understand that if you were to get the dress done by them, you might as well spend the money to get the original dress.  This must be frustrating for you.  I hope you get the results you want from Babyonline.


      #5647 brownskingirl

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      Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

      Originally Posted by MissJali 

      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

       

       

      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.

       

      i dont get it... why did they make the ruffles so big though?? are they blind? didnt they compare this to the orignal?



      #5648 MissJali

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        Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

        Brownskingirl....so im not bugging right??? Smfh

        #5649 Traci7642

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          Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:23 AM

          Does anyone have a link for babyonline?  That's a dhgate seller, right?



          #5650 brownskingirl

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          Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

          Originally Posted by MissJali 

          Brownskingirl....so im not bugging right??? Smfh


          girl i get so angry anytime i see a seller screw up a bride's gown... cause i know it can very well been me, and i would cry my eyes out!! im from TRINIDAD & TOBAGO and the R.O.E is "1USD = 6.48TTD" so do the math.. i cannot AFFORD to have this sh*t happen to me.






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