My dress is here!
my dresses arrived about a week ago
I took some time to organize my thoughts and I want to share my complete experience ordering from Dressilyme, sorry this is so long but I wanted to give the most through review I could :)
Since I posted here when I ordered I'll skip the pre-sales email review and get to it.
From time of payment to the day they shipped it was about 19 days and the order arrived in about 5 days after shipment. The package made it through customs without any issue and was well packed.
My dress is Style NO. WWD00848. I found out by accident this is a Romona kevesa replica but I didn't buy it for that I bought it because every dress I loved was a high waist tulle gown and this one looked nice and had a great price. The fit is really good maybe a tiny big but the corset back makes up for that. The top part has alot of boning which I had not asked for so I was really happy to see. It does a really good job of holding you up I dare say I might not need to buy a bra! The skirt is the perfect amount of poof I had them put 2 layers of netting and 2 extra layers of tulle and its perfect no need for crinoline. The rouching on top is nice there's some lines that aren't so tight but overall I love it, the fabric feels good, soft, very light and is the prefect color, I ordered ivory because I wanted something whitish but with a more special glow and this ivory is just that! Not yellow at all. The dress is fully lined, the lining is a thin silky type material that is nice on your skin, not expensive but works just fine for me and I was happy to see none of the crinoline would be rubbing on my legs which is better then some other dresses I tried on before. The tulle is not as hard and stiff as Alfred Angelo's tulle but more softer although very thin but still feels like a better quality then the stiff stuff aa uses. I am really happy with the dress overall. My only 2 complaints is the top sweetheart neckline seems low on the sides and the very tips are not supported so they flop down making it look more like a line instead of a true sweetheart. Also the top part of the dress seems alittle short, so its more like an empire waist or baby doll type but that kinda fits my personality anyway, the only problem with that is the belt sits kinda funny because its too high.
I had the belt made as a replica of the one at davids bridal. I actually liked a different one that was similar to it but couldn't find photos of it online so went with the davids one. They made it out of taffetta at my request-to match the dress (which maybe not the best idea since the taffeta is so slick that its hard to tie it tight) They used beaings (or is that sequins? no idea) very similar to that on the reference photo for the outside edge of the design and filled the middle with cheaper beading and pearls but I actually like the overall look ,since I'm using crystal and pearl in my bouquet, so its not perfect but it works but I would say its only 60% similar to the reference.
My maid of honor got a replica of the tiered organza ruffles dress from david bridal. It was only a tiny bit cheaper then the one at davids but we felt it was worth it because its made to her size and she changed the backing.They used organza and satin to make it but forgot to send me a photo of the finished dress before shipping so I was really worried about how it would look but in person it looks great! I would say 90% like the davids dress! I felt the organza they used seems nicer then the one at davids, it seems thicker and softer to the touch, the dress is really wrinkled but over all I think it looks amazing
The only issue my moh felt the top again was alittle too high and the neckline again alittle too strait. Also the dress does have a smell. I cant even place what the smell is but it reminds me of toys or brand new shoes or something. I feel confident the smell will go away over time (we have 3 months to air it out) but when she was trying it on and got stuck inside she almost panicked cause inside the dress the smell was worse. The fit for her was almost perfect but again the corset backing really helped. The dress has some good boning and she declared she doesn't need a bra :)
I bought veil STYLE NO.WVE005HX its very cute and good price, the color is good but the pearls are only glued on so they drop everytime you touch the viel. I was also surprised to see theres no comb. Its just a big circle of tulle with finished edges and pearls. I was hoping for a no work viel but it still needs some diy help so that was alittle disapointing.
STYLE NO.WSJ0084L I bought this jacket customized with longer sleeve and added beading to the cuff. This item is the most disappointing to me. I should have asked to see an example of what beading they would use because I hate the beading that is on it. It's sewn on well but in the end if I use the jacket I'll have the beading removed completely if thats possible. More then that I was so sad to see it doesn't fit my arms. I gave them my bicep and arm hole size but they made it 2 inch's too small and my arms do not go in all the way. I did attempt to ask them about the jacket but they really don't seem to be the type of company who will fix the issue or remake it even if the measurement was wrong on the making size but oh well I'll have to get it altered and prey something can be done. Otherwise the jacket seems really nice, its lined well, the stitching seems strong and the fabric is nice and matches my dress well. There is an design on the bust area that is really really pretty
ok so now on to the photos so you can judge for yourself :)
this is the inside boning
Belt close up
flash, bad lighting sorry xD
Jacket beading close up
so in conclusion it all went pretty well! It was worth the stress and I'm glad it turned out great. I still am freaking out alittle inside but I love the dress and am sooo happy I didn't have to buy a 2nd one. I would defintly recommend dressilyme for anyone but suggest you relax your expectations for best result :)