To prep for tomorrow's podcast on wedding gowns, I thought I'd share a site that reviews knockoff wedding gowns made in China. It's called Your Dream Dress for Less and it shows the good, the bad, and some downright hideous Chinese knockoff wedding gowns.
I'll be honest with you; these ultra-cheap, made-in-China, direct wholesalers scare the crap out of me. I mean look at that image up there! They routinely approach me to buy advertising on the Hindsight Bride blog. I politely say no. And this is coming from a self-proclaimed David's Bridal bride. How can you tell if your dress will be a lovely, affordable knock-off of Vera Wang OR a total train wreck that sends your running for Davids?
Sometimes it works:
And Sometimes it doesn't:
So be sure you do your research first. There are plenty of lovely-looking wedding gowns reviewed on Your Dream Dress for Less. You'll start seeing patterns for decent wholesalers versus shady ones. Let the Buyer Beware!
- One of these days I'm going to order one to review it for you. In the meantime, check out Broke Ass Bride's Anatomy of a Chinese-Made Wedding Gown to know what you are and are not paying for.
- Wedding Bee Chinese Wedding Dress Review
- Also check out eBay's Sellers' Guide to Buying Wedding Dresses from China HERE and HERE
- The Ethics of Chinese Made Wedding Gowns on Off Beat Bride
All Images from Your Dream Dress for Less