need ADVICE on dress

as many of you know I fell in love with a dress a while ago and had my heart set…


I checked out LightInTheBox.com as one of you (can't remember who) recommended the site, to see if they had the dress. I found an almost identical dress but now I have a problem =oP. You see the first website I found the dress on, doesn't show a dress sewn by the company, it only shows the original photo from which they copy (unlike lightinthebox, that shows dresses they have made)...the original site does not show the back either, however Light does...I'm not impressed with the actual dress and I HATE THE BACK!!! so now I am worried that if I order the dress from the original website, that the dress will look like the Lightinthebox dress, so what do I do?


Here are the differences:no straps (that’s fine) but if you notice, the original appears as if  the top layer is draping over 2 different fabrics underneath and it also, looks like there is more material hanging from a much larger flower. The lightinthebox dress looks like its sewn to one bottom layer, the flower is not nearly as textured and only one ruffled piece of fabric hangs down.


Should I, maybe, look for a dress maker around me? How much do you think it would cost to make this the way I want it?


Left: original and Right: lightinbox


as many of you photo 3425776-1as many of you photo 3425776-2


The Back: On the left is what I imagined the back to look like, on the right is the lightinthebox version of the back:


as many of you photo 3425776-3as many of you photo 3425776-4


 

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:49 am
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Oh wow! Well definitely DO NOT GET THE LIGHT IN THE BOX version because I can tell you are not happy at all! I can tell the differences in the dresses right away and the back is a very dramatic difference.


I am assuming the original dress must be expensive which is why you were going with something close to it. Seeking out someone to do the dress is a great idea but do your homework! Make sure the person is reputable and you see some of the work before you decide. Depending on who does it, this can be expensive and depending on the material you choose. Good luck and let me know what you are planning on doing!

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 5:03 am
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oh also, can anyone reccomend a dress maker in the NYC NJ area?

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 5:11 am
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Where in NYC/NJ area are you looking for? Any specific location?  Have you checked out our vendor section?  I do believe you might get the best deal down in the fashion district in NYC, but personally I do not know of anyone.  I had a seamstress take in a dress that I was MatOH for, but I'm not sure that makes dresses from scratch.  I can check with her on Friday if you would like. Just send me a PM to remind me on Thursday.  : )

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm
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Maybe you could ask dressilyme ih they can make your dress? I had a very very good expirience with them I ordered the Love by Enzonai C20 from them and it cam out in an awesome quality (my mother is a prof. seamstress and she was amazed about the perfect quality) Also you get very good prices there.


This is what I ordered:


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Maybe you could ask photo 3426082-2   Maybe you could ask photo 3426082-3

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm
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Oh WOW GermanBride! I was admiring that dress as well, its a stunner and its looks amazing on you! Quality even looks good in the photos, Thanks so much for this, I will check them out asap =oD

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 5:33 am
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Doesn't she look fantastic? Let us know how it turns out!

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 5:49 am
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well i just asked dressilyme if they can do it...=fingers crossed tightly=

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 6:16 am
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When selecting your wedding dress, you should select a gown that you love but also one that flatters your body type. 

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm
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Have you looked at dresses in other stores or looked on line to buy a previously worn dress in the design you LOVE?


I cannot believe the number of women who sell their wedding dresses. Some even buy two or 3 gowns to be worn at various points of the day. If I were smaller I would have done this!!

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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