My dressilyme experience with lots pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I joined this community because of this board. I came across this thread through an online search for Knock-off dresses and thus, it is my turn to give back in hopes that this review will help futures brides find their perfect dress.


I ordered a dress from dressilyme.com on Sept.30,2011 and received pictures of my dress on Oct. 12, 2011. I asked for pictures when I first emailed them and then again when i put my request to order. My inspiration dress is Callista for brides with curves #9105/#4105. You can google for more pictures of the inspiration dress.


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Dressilyme's quote was $211.02US dollars plus $14.99US dollars for custom sizing. This quote did not include shipping. I also got a quote from another company called Jasmine's bridal shop. Jasmine's bridal shop quote was $499 US dollars plus $150 US dollars for custom sizing. This quote did not include shipping. Jasmine's bridal shop did provide upgrade options for additional costs. Dressilyme did not provide upgrade options.


I orginally dealt with Paris when I first emailed dressilyme and communications were great.


I will try and attach orginal pictures that dressilyme provided me with on Oct. 12,2011.


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When I received these above pictures I asked dressilyme for more beading on the front of the skirt and the bottom of the chapel train. Karen from dressilyme responded within 24hrs. She told me, "No problem" and within 48hrs she sent me more pictures.


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The dress arrived in less than a month (oct.25,2011). It arrived in fedex box. it was wrapped in plastic bag and then finally a dressilyme bag.


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After, i took the dress out. I had to turn it right side out. I believe this is a standard with most sellers. My first reaction  to the craftsmanship was great! I was thrilled to see the stiff netting on the inside of the dress and the seams were perfect, there were no loose threads. There are breast cups and boning (11 bones in bodice of dress) I have provided pictures below.


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I absolutely love the beads on my dress. they used different beads on the hip detail. however, i love it more than the original because I think it will show up better in pictures. I cannot express how happy I am with the bead work and so happy that I asked them to add more to the skirt and chapel train. They didn't charge me for any extra bead work.


 I had to ask my little cousin to  come over so that I could try on my dress. When I saw the first pictures, I thought that the dress was going to be too short. I had my measurement done by a professional seamstress. however, she took my measurements in Centimetres and I had to convert it into Inches for dressilyme. Needless to say I was worried that my math was wrong.


 However, the length of the dress is perfect! I was also worried about the breast cup size as well. As you can tell I have really large boobs lol I wear a DDD/ F cup in street size. Again however, all the measurements are perfect. I DON"T need any alterations at all. My dress is Perfect for me. I love my dress! I didn't try on any dresses in stores but that is because I know what I like and what I think looks good on me. My friends and family thought I was so crazy to buy a dress online without trying on dresses but this thread and project wedding's dressilyme thread helped me to decide what company to use and what kind of dress. If you have large boobs like me I suggest a lace-up back. Overall I would recommend dressilyme to my family and friends because I had no problems at all.


Cost breakdown for my dress: $211 US  dress + $15 US for custom sizing + $35 US shipping + $27 CAN duty= $288 plus a couple of dollars due to currency exchange rate and paypal fees. I think my grand total for all fees is $298. YEAH for me!! because I don't need anything else. I have posted pictures below.  One pictures is with my cathedral veil that I bought fron Venusbridal shop on ebay.ca/ebay.com for $26 dollars CAN. It has scattered rhinestones on it.


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My hope is that this long review will help others in the future like this thread has helped me. So sorry for the bad pictures and the length.

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 5:46 am
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Freaking WOW! I love beading!! Now I wish I should have asked for more..I just didn't want to make it complicated and then have it screwed up. I love it!!! The beading really is amazing. I don't have any good pics of my dress yet, but I have this 3 min wedding video highlight that you could see my dress in  :)


http://vimeo.com/32289879


 

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 5:52 am
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Thank you so much Robin, I'm really glad I asked for extra beading as well because now the dress is super perfect. I figured I would ask and if they said no then oh well. I wish my pictures were better so that you can see how wonderful the bead work truly is. It took me over a year to decide which company to use and what kind of questions I should ask before ordering a dress online. The bestdestionwedding.com's knock-off thread was a big help as well. I orginally posted on there first but felt so guilty that i didn't post on here because this board really helped me to make my decision.


I saw your video and it is amazing!!! i think dressilyme did a great job. You would never guess you bought it online as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 6:15 am
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Thank you for posting this =) I am a Canadian Bride and I have been on the fence about ordering my dress from them, I have it all picked out just havn't given them the go ahead yet... I think I am sold =)  I will order from them!!!!

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 11:49 am
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That's Greaat news Jenny. I understand your concern as a Canadian Bride. if you get slapped with duty it shouldn't be more than $35 CAN dollars because dressilyme valued the dress around $50 dollars. I picked one of the cheaper options for shipping and it arrived very quickly. This is the perfect time to place an order because there are no major holidays as of right now. I placed my order around their national holiday so it took them about a week to get started making my dress. it only really took about three days to make.  Please post pictures! if you have any questions, about the process or general concerns I would be happy to answer them if I can. Good luck and make sure your measurements are Perfect.

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm
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Wow, your dress turned out great! The beading is just wonderful! It makes me only more curious about how my dress has turned out. I will receive it monday according to Fedex, so nervous!


You will look amazing on your special day!!

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm
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Beautiful! I am ordering this week (have to get measured) and the dress I am ordering is on sale for $88.77 and it's the replica of Maggie Sottero Brielle. All of your great experiences have inspired me!

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 3:21 am
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Aww Thank you Frisianbride! Please post pictures of your dress when it arrives! I look foward to reading your experience and seeing your pictures.


ScbodybyVigirl, It's great that you are getting your dress on sale! When I saw the sales prices I thought I should get a second dress for my Trash the dress but I'm on the fence about that. When you order, put in the comment section  that you would like pictures before they ship. Hopefully, you will get pictures and you can post them. Yes, get measured correctly so you don't have to convert the measurements like me. I'm glad my post has helped you!

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 5:57 am
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It really has helped thanks again! I will try to get pics and I will share them here along with my whole experience!

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 8:33 am
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exquisite02: of course I will post pictures when I received my dress! This board has helped me a lot, so I will help other future brides also.


It's in the Netherlands already, so I really think it will be here today!

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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