$57 Amazon wedding dress update
I replied to a post a few days ago that I bought a dress on Amazon for $57. There is no need to order knockoff dresses from China that may or may not even arrive when you can get a perfectly good dress elsewhere for $57. I can't take credit for finding the dress- it was featured on Offbeat Bride (clicky). It ships free and has free returns and is backed by Amazon's "A-Z guarantee," so I felt comfortable that this was a low-risk experiment.
I bought this dress http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L5TZZ8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for $57. The dress goes up to a 5x (which they list as a street size 27).
It is GORGEOUS. Yes, the satin is a little thinner than you find in a higher priced dress, but I can live with that for the price and for the only 8-10 hours I'll likely ever wear it. The picture for the item on Amazon does NOT do it justice. It has a very little bit of netting sewn in that gives it a little bit of "poof," and the a-line crinoline I already had worked very well under this. The sewing is quality and the boning holds up the dress very well. It is very well-constructed especially considering the price. It comes with spaghetti straps that you can sew on (or have sewn on), and it also comes with a matching wrap.
I will update again with photos- I ordered the next size smaller so I can compare the two. I was in between sizes on the size chart and figured that as it's listed as a "Junior" size I should order the larger one- it would need to be taken in but I'm not sure the next size down wouldn't have to be let out so we'll see. As soon as I decide which one is THE dress I'll have pictures.
TLDR: Amazon has dresses as cheap as $57 so there is no need to go buying China knockoffs from non-reputable and unscrupulous sources.
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