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That way people find a genuine match easily. Pure silk which turned out to be cheap polyester, applique instead of beading and horrendous lime green instead of ivory fabric all feature. Given the high price tag of wedding dresses in boutiques and department stores, it’s no wonder brides-to-be are searching for cheaper alternatives online. But the beautiful bridal gowns pictured on websites are often startling different to the specimens that arrive on their doorstep. That’s according to the many aggrieved brides who have taken to social networks to share their wedding dress nightmares. Did this get put in the wash with the green socks?
Left: What the bride expected. Right: What arrived on the doorstep. A quick google search for ‘cheap wedding dresses’ brings up endless websites offering economical alternatives – some with their original designs and others promising to create copies of designer gowns. Many of the websites offer cheap copies of designer gowns, made in the Far East – but instead of using lace from Chantilly, what arrives is polyester from China. Id”:”3988454656001″,”descr”:”Bride to be posts video online of her ‘poorly made’ wedding dress she ordered online. Left, how the wedding dress looks in the adverts.
Left: The horrific version that arrived. The writer admitted she first had a ‘flutter of anxiety’ after reading this review of the website she purchased her dress from. The reviewer wrote: ‘Ordered a wedding dressthe thing came in made of God knows what for the lining. Trying to get it returned seems to take an act of congress! Left: The trendy number with feather detailing that the website said they would copy. Left: The designer version with dramatic full skirt.
The writer then warned other brides-to-be: ‘That flutter of anxiety may then turn into a sweaty, stomach-turning realisation that you’ve made a huge freaking mistake when the reviews start to include words like “truly hideous dress”. The images sent in from brides-to-be of what they were expecting versus what actually arrived are astounding. Id”:”3765809704001″,”descr”:”The Wedding Dress Studio app allows brides to upload pictures of themselves and then digitally design their perfect dress for the big day. Left: This Chinese website promised designer replicas. In some, the lush beading in the picture turns out to be cheap applique in real life. Or what looks like delicate peach edging in what has been advertised, arrives in a hideous shade of fuchsia.