Ladies, Beware Of Knock Off Wedding Gowns & Bridesmaid Dresses With This Site

February 20, 2016  |  

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As most of us know, shopping for wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is no easy task. And with the internet right at our fingertips, we’ve all been enticed to check out what offerings we may come across without knowing the repercussions.

Recently, my friend who I shared that is getting married this summer, started the hunt for her wedding dress. Remember I told y’all that she had plenty of money to spend but is quite conservative with her coins? Well, I found a major reason for her to go big or go home for her big day!

Well, there are hundreds of websites selling you the dream of your perfect wedding dress simply by receiving your measurements and your credit card information. Sounds too good to be true? Well, most time it is! I recently came across this website that every gal (whether she’s getting married or not) should know of: Knock Off Nightmares.

A website “dedicated to helping inform would-be brides of the reality of ordering their formal wear online,” Knock Off Nightmares will reassure that something truly is just too good to be true.

“Many websites promise to make your dreams come true, at an unbelievable price, but what you see is not always what you get. Knock-off dress makers take the picture of the actual dress off the designer’s website and then post it on their site as their own. They then replicate what they see in the picture – with poor sewing skills, dirty facilities, and cheap material,” the site explains. “This site will allow us to give you more information, provide a library of useful reference tools, list known problem sites, help find deals for you, and share knockoffs from girls who have experienced the heartbreak first hand.”

In addition to saving you time, money and stress, the website also has a great forum area where ladies can share their own personal nightmare stories of buying online dubbed “Horror Stories.”

Plus, Knock Off will help those ladies on a budget find the dress of their dreams with Deal of the Week, which features authentic designer dresses that are under $300. You can also purchase the dress through their site too to ensure that you are getting the real deal, no nightmares whatsoever!

Not to mention, nearly 5,000 of these shady websites claiming to sell custom gowns are actively being pursued for shut down by the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association (ABPIA).

In the meantime, head over to their Facebook to check out a few Horror Stories, and share with your girlfriends, too!

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  • Zettai

    I had a knock off made from China, with a few design changes (no straps instead of halter, things like that). The quality was great, the dress beautiful, but either I fudged my size (I measured myself, which I think might have been the issue) or they fudged it because my dress was a little too large. I took it in to a dry cleaners for alterations, which cost me another $100 on top of the $300 or so I spent on the dress and shipping. That sucked, but I loved the dress.

    I could not afford a $1000+ dress and I did not want one of the three $100 cheap David’s Bridal dress I’ve seen on every episode of Bridezillas, etc. that others were trying to talk me into. This worked for me even with the size problem.

    • kierah

      I got a beautiful dress from David’s Bridal. Don’t knock it until you try it. At least you will know what you are getting. My alterations only cost $35. Most brides who order direct from China wind up in tears. No dress at all our one they can’t use.
      Got a MOH dress from there for another wedding and didn’t require a single alteration.

      • Masterpieced

        Exactly. This is a big waste of dollars to spend thousands on a wedding dress. Y’all should also know that you can rent wedding dresses….

  • Charla

    I wouldn’t think to buy an important dress like that from a website, however, the poor quality clothes and the knockoffs are why I’m wary of all of the online boutiques. They are all over IG, and it’s suspicious that many of these websites have the same photos, no returns, and no address listed.

    • yoda

      Those IG stores buy the same stuff you can get from China for way cheaper but these people be falling for it.

      • Charla

        Yup! I’ve noticed that.