Im a believer in bringing people along where they feel comfortable.
Most of my vintage dress patterns include instructions for a stay. They also help reduce the stress on your waistline seam and the zipper etc. Very impressed that they included it! Lilli, you are a vision in pink! You look absolutely lovely! The strap on the inside is a bra! Having said that most of asos and dorothy perkins dresses are likely outsourced to third-world countries.
What a can of worms to open if you start asking those questions. Plus when the children hand sew it is such nice little stitches! This is one of the reasons I chose to go with them, rather than any of the cheaper stores. All the respect to you Lilli for the work you did in trying to find a ethical supplier, I know how hard it is in China! I was in Beijing recently.
WOW hats off to you Lilli for being so polite and keeping your cool. Where does the squeeze get placed if not on you, the consumer? Considerate enough to research into Light in the Box but not considerate enough to give human rights issues a platform, even though you intuited that I would raise the point. You can afford to be offended since your lives are so stable and privileged.
Opinion is free, but I pay for this domain name which means it is my choice to keep it politics-free. There are plenty of political blogs on the internet. Accept it, or stop reading. Wow Esther, you think you are some great person because of you high moral and ethical values, but what you just did here judging a person who made a purchase from a company who may or may not be a sweat shop totally shows that you are just someone who is loud and need to say out that little information she knows and made everyone think you are more than what you really are.
You grow up and shut up if you got nothing nice to say. Wow first time on your blog. May i just say that as i am an E tailor for beauty. I know a bit about why china are selling direct in single units. After the WW crash china factories had to find a way to market single units rather than reply on big orders. China and all emerging regions are really thinking out of box. 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!
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