But I guess you really do get what you pay for!
Or in your case the right company for your dress. I think you have sensible and you probably know more about the working conditions of light in the box than you would of a regular dress bought through a well known supplier. No i cant say if a sweat shop was involved or not but it would join almost every UK brand, no matter the price tag high or low if it did.
You look cute BTW. Sorry, that should have read: That was totally unnecessary and quite spiteful. Your message is lost when you write in such a nasty way. You tried to be funny and clever but managed to be neither. Hats off to you for researching the company before you bought the dress and for the way you responded to the comments from Esther. Lovely dress and lovely on you. I know how you feel about such a good bargain.
Although I have no idea of the ethical situation, I had very similar experiences with Milanoo from China, who made a beautifully finished wedding dress for my daughter that fit perfectly and looked sensational at a fraction of the price of the dresses available here and she had more choice.
They also made two beautiful custom dresses, one of which similar to this but in a grape colour for my other daughter, she has unusual measurements but again, perfect fit and essentially, no gaping in the strapless dresses.
These dresses cost one tenth of the prices for any occasion dresses in this country and arrived in record time before the wedding. Since the system is to try dresses on in the store and then then they order your size plus you get an individual fitting, I suspect these stores get their dresses in Asia anyway and make a huge profit after their local overheads.
I saw one of the exact same dresses from lightinthebox. So I went to look up the manufacture info and learned that, that same popular U. Wow bitter and twisted much Esther? Buy the colour swatch book as colours can vary dramatically due to the different types of fabrics there are. I have that exact dress the barkins one.
I lvoe it, but I wear mine with the belt. The effect was lovely. We were pretty happy with them overall. I think this dress is lovely on you, and would work for your bridesmaids but…but…but…I so want the varied floral with red sash!!!! Im sure whatever you choose will look lovely! I try to buy ethically when I can. I dont find it easy, particularly when Im bigger compared to when Im smaller!
I think its great you did some research. Im a believer in everyone doing what they can. Im a believer in bringing people along where they feel comfortable. Yeah, the mis-matched florals could be gorgeous.
Not big corporates who give crap service and who we hate, but incredible businesses who work their guts out to provide amazing gowns to brides. It breaks my heart. You are sooo pretty in this. In fact, I honestly think that the dress looks better on you than on the model…. This is one of the only places I can find actual real-life photographs of a LitB dress — looks great on you, and great review, so thanks! Seeing yours has alleviated my worries quite a bit as it looks lovely and easily compares with stuff in the shops.
I saw on the site that all of the dresses have built in bras. I asked someone on the live chat part of the LITB site about the bras and they said they were sturdy and reinforced by underwire.
I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on this for strapless and one strap dress options, as wearing an actual strapless bra is not an option for either one of us! Ok i just ordered my wedding dress and bridesmaid dress from LITB and im scared ive been scammed. Still havnt recieved anything! My experience was that they were fine. They seem very keen to keep customers happy, so if you have any issues send them an email. Looks like LitB worked out well for you—that dress looks very nice!
Just for people who are looking on more info on lightinthebox: Their customer services have been great and reassured me all along the way. You have seriously put my mind at ease reading this. The only thing I am worried about is that I may get stung by a hefty customs charge when the goods enter the UK! Although LITB have assured me that they will label the dress as a gift so that the chance of a customs charge will be reduced.
We will have to wait and see. The dress is due to arrive early June Thanks for your detailed review, i can see that it has helped so many people.
Good luck in your search! Thank you for your review. Wowzers Lilli, you look amazing! Thank you so much for writing this review.
I stumbled upon this while looking into LITB and you have put my mind at ease! I have recently ordered a corset from them for my wedding day and am eagerly awaiting its arrival now so fingers crossed it fits! Lilli, This is a really great post; we are so happy you had a good experience shopping with LightintheBox! Feel free to have a look: Had my bridesmaids dress made by LITB. Taylor who took it in i lost some weight between ordering and receiving the dress said the quality was fantastic.
Those dresses come from the same factories. You cut out the stores. Thank you so much! I am looking at Light in the Box to order an evening gown for a Navy Ball, but have been really concerned with the legitimacy of the wesite. Your review is fantastic, and makes me feel much better about ordering after seeing the quality of the work. I am an acomplished seamstress, so quality was a concern.
I could of course make my own dress, but sometimes ordering something special is more exciting! I just impulse bought a wedding dress thats not like me and after found patchy reviews myself and was starting to worry myself. Perphaps it a few hiccups and random cases? Whilst I agree the dress looks very pretty on. I think that you were lucky. Light in the box seems to be a gamble. Or in my experience a poor version of the lovely one advertised in the pictures.
I recently ordered a beautiful two tier chapel length with scalloped edging from them. Stunning in the photos.
But when I gig it out to try it on. It was poorly made, the comb from the veil broke off as soon as I pushed it into my hair. The laced edging was falling off. Put md right off buying from them again. But I guess you really do get what you pay for! I have just been duped by this company. I ordered a wedding shrug and its sleeves were too short.
I returned it and had to pay postage charges. They refunded my order and I ordered a longer sleeved shrug. I love that you can put in your exact measurements for your dress. I was very nervous to order the dresses online, let alone a vendor from China. Light in the box has exceeded my expectations! The dresses came in the exact color that I wanted and fit my bridesmaids perfectly I had 7 bridesmaids. They were made long but the material was perfect chiffon and easily hemmed.
I would definitely recommend this vendor. Keep in mind this company is based out of China, so wait time takes a bit, but if you are patient, you can get a great dress for a super awesome price! I am a plus size bride and knew exactly the type of dress i wanted, and this company had so much to choose from that I was able to find the exact dress of my dreams and even order it in a size that would fit.
It was a breeze compared to store shopping. The time it took for the dress to be made and the order "processed" took awhile, but again if you are patient, and dont' mind waiting a few weeks, its actually faster than ordering through the stores.
My dress was so beautiful, It fit very well. If you have enough time to order a dress months in advance, I strongly recommend checking out Light in the Box.
I was very apprehensive to order of dress from a Chinese online retailer because I read so many horror stories, but one of my boss's daughters told me that she ordered a lot of dresses from this particular site and loved them all. I am so glad I did! Exactly like the photos online, and better quality than some of the dresses I tried on in boutiques! Ordered my wedding dress through them.
My dress was beyond gorgeous and completely affordable. The detailing was exquisite. The shoes I ordered were a beautiful color and fit perfectly! I would highly recommend Light in the Box! I bought a hair piece from this website. It shipped in the amount of time it stated, and came from China. The beading and gold metal tone matched my dress perfectly beading and stitching.
The quality is good, and you can't beat the price! When ordering from this company, keep in mind it is in China. Requires patience, but worth the wait I ordered some gifts from them and some were good but my daughter's tiara fell apart before the wedding. I tried to contact them about it but they never responded.
This is a Chinese website. My bridesmaids ordered some shoes from here, and payed a lot of money for extra shipping. They ordered about a month before the wedding, and the shoes didn't get here until a week after. Like we would ever buy from that place again! At the end you always end-up paying more if you buy from this shop! I cannot find a way to return my 3 dresses ordered online with Light In The Box. The website runs you in circles.
Their contact page is non existent. No phone number or even viable email address or any contact information. Everything looks good on the website I think I've just been screwed. The clothes are very poorly made, do not fit. Nothing like what it showed the pictures of the models wearing them!
Excellent, my bridemaids tried dessy dresses on in shop but these were 5 x the price of the lighin the box ones and the same quality! lovely dress and colour Write a Review Sheath / Column V Neck Floor Length Satin Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress with Bow(s) / Sash / Ribbon / Split Front by LAN TING BRIDE®. 3. Allow weeks for delivery, many of Light in the Box’s dresses are made to order. 4. Make sure you know your country’s customs thresholds – there is a lot of feedback on Light in the Box from customers who dont buy internationally very often and blame LITB . Light In The Box review rated / DONT USE this website!!!! Absolute scammers!!!! I ordered bridemaide dresses because I was desperate and should have listened to my inner self cuz I got a feeling they where dodgy and they ARE!!!.