Beware the online discount wedding dresses: Angry brides share knock-off nightmares after buying gowns that looked stunning online but are HIDEOUS in real life
A growing number of websites offer cheap copies of designer gowns
But brides often disappointed when real dress looks nothing like original
'Beading' often turns out to be applique and 'pure silk' is cheap polyester
Many complain that the dresses are impossible to return
Given the high price tag of wedding dresses in boutiques and department stores, it's no wonder brides-to-be are searching for cheaper alternatives online.
But the beautiful bridal gowns pictured on websites are often startling different to the specimens that arrive on their doorstep.
That's according to the many aggrieved brides who have taken to social networks to share their wedding dress nightmares.
A quick google search for 'cheap wedding dresses' brings up endless websites offering economical alternatives - some with their original designs and others promising to create copies of designer gowns.
But given the flurry of disappointed brides sharing their wedding dress nightmares, it seems that buying a dress online can be fraught with issues.
Many of the websites offer cheap copies of designer gowns, made in the Far East - but instead of using lace from Chantilly, what arrives is polyester from China.
When you purchase your wedding gown or bridesmaid dress from The White Closet Bridal, you can be sure that you are purchasing an authentic designer gown from an authorized retailer like couture wedding gowns. We inspect all gowns for quality assurance to make sure your dress arrives in perfect condition.
You can see more photos of these knock off disasters here.