Yesterday I had my first dress appointment to try a few Stella York dresses. They are in my budget range and the 5828 and 5671 looked amazing on the website. They are both ball gowns with beaded bodices. When I tried them on I was just shocked at the quality of the "beads"! They were literally riddled with what's called sequins. Those little plastic beads little ballerinas wear. The prices quoted were $1,399 for both. I did my research and that's what they go for. Though one had more plastic than the other (there were some glass looking beads in there too), I felt the price was too high for the cheap quality I would be getting. I guess what I'm asking is are these prices even reasonable? Is Stella York a really low end designer? Do I need to increase my dress budget if I want a less "cheap look"? The dresses looked fine from a distance but again up close you could tell they were lacking.