Super June 2012

Chinese Knockoff - My actual DH Gate Trash the Dress Dress vs. what's advertised

Jennifer, on April 26, 2012 at 3:44 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 28
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I'm doing a "Zombie Apocalypse" themed trash the dress. I didn't want to trash my REAL Sottero and Midgley Lucianna dress that I love and made convertible. I bought my "Trash the Dress" Dress from DH gate for ~$150. The link is what they are "sellling" I've included their product photos and me in the dress. Come June 12th when I have my REAL dress in hand and I'll do a side by side comparison. This will have to do for now.

First the Front view: THE FABRIC IS AWFUL. It's like cheap graduation gown material instead of the amazing satin on my real dress. There is NO fluff and all, the tiers are flat and lifeless. The rouching is not even and messy.


  • Jennifer
    Super June 2012
    Jennifer ·

    The Back View, again lifeless. The train isn't as long and the corset strings are super wide:

  • Jennifer
    Super June 2012
    Jennifer ·

    Some detail shots of the front and back as well as the "Crystals" which are actually cheap sequins and plastic beads. The real dress has gorgeous big crystal things.

  • Jennifer
    Super June 2012
    Jennifer ·

    Ok, One more of my REAL Dress with me in it at one of my fittings:

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    Love that you posted this.... thank you.

    I'm glad it is just a Trash the Dress - Dress.

    Maybe you can buy a $7 slip fro china to try to help bring some life to the bottom? No one will see the "crystals" when they are covered in "blood"

    And you look AMAZING in the Real Dress ~ Can't wait to see you in one that is the right size and altered to fit.


  • Marie S. (aka Princess Leia)
    Master October 2012
    Marie S. (aka Princess Leia) ·

    Thanks for posting! This had to be very time consuming for you.

  • MrsO
    Master May 2012
    MrsO ·

    This post should be a sticky to refer anyone who wants to buy a Chinese knockoff.

    Your real dress is gorgeous. The knock off looks cheap and lifeless.

  • Labake
    Master June 2012
    Labake ·

    Sticky please! Seeing is believing to some people. We should get a side by side photo.

    Thanks for posting this. Your real dress looks beautiful.

  • That one chick who's married to that one dude
    Master April 2012
    That one chick who's married to that one dude ·

    This is why we try to warn a lot of brides to save the disappointment. A lot of times, they order this for their wedding and are disappointed with the results. Hopefully other brides will take heed.

  • Jennifer
    Super June 2012
    Jennifer ·

    Hi Ladies, Thank you for the compliments on my real dress. I LOVE IT! I can't wait to see it again on June 12th! Once I have the REAL one I'll do a side by side comparison of me in both the original and fake dresses and get some better close ups of the crystals on the real dress.

    These Chinese knockoffs are great if you're using them for a trash the dress, but if you were expecting what their advertising in the photos on their websites you will be greatly disappointed.

  • Jen P.
    Master January 2012
    Jen P. ·

    Wooooooow that is horrible! Glad you have the real deal!

  • Nichole
    Super July 2012
    Nichole ·

    Good idea to use it for trash the dress!

    Definitely need to have this as a reminder NOT to buy knockoffs!

  • Kathleen
    Master August 2012
    Kathleen ·

    I'm so glad that this isn't your "real" dress! From far away, I don't think the difference in the top is that extreme and you could probably get away with it. But wow, the skirt is terrible!

  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Are you still going to use this for your TTD?

    Have you considered doing a TTD video to have some fun with the zombie theme?!

    We're doing a TTD video...I'm still working on getting a photographer to come with.

  • Rebecca
    VIP October 2012
    Rebecca ·

    Love this post! I always was debating on going with a Chinese dress til I found THE Dress. But this is great to FINALLY see the difference on a real person.

  • Shileta
    Super May 2013
    Shileta ·

    Can we make this thread a sticky for the next time someone comes on the board and ask if they should buy their dress from China?

  • Christina
    Master October 2017
    Christina ·

    Hi ladies! I'd definitely suggest adding this post to your 'Watchlist' so that you can easily refer new brides to it when they ask!

    Unfortunately, I think that adding stickys for everything people ask about will end up defeating the purpose... We know that many people ignore those posts anyway :/

    Perhaps adding it into the 'New to WW' post for those who DO look at stickys would be beneficial!

    @Jennifer S - You look STUNNING in your real dress!!

  • Ab
    Master October 2011
    Ab ·

    Great post Jennifer!

  • Kimberly S  ( formerly Kimberly L )
    Master June 2012
    Kimberly S ( formerly Kimberly L ) ·

    Wow. Sequins...really?

    Your real dress is Fab!

  • Abiti
    VIP June 2012
    Abiti ·


  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    WwChristina ~ if that is the case, I have almost all of them bookmarked...

    wrong colors

    wrong colors

    wrong style, many holes, poor sewing


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