How to Buy a Designer Replica Wedding Dress

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Designer wedding dresses are very expensive and hard to come by unless you have a connection to a designer. To find the designer dress of your dreams without paying the high price, consider your options with a replica dress and spend the extra money on other aspects of your wedding!

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Things you need

  • Designer bridal magazines
  • Dress measurements

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    Look through designer wedding magazines and bridal catalogs to find a dress that fits your style and shape. Narrow your list of dresses down to two or three that you consider your favorites.

  2. 2

    Get your measurements. Stop by a bridal boutique or tailor shop and ask for measurement assistance. Be prepared for the dress size difference from standard women's clothes to wedding dresses. Dress sizes run small and you may be a size or two larger than your normal clothing size.

  3. 3

    Try on dresses with similar characteristics to the designer dresses you selected. Though the details may be different, finding dresses with similar necklines, hem and train lengths, waist styles and overall shape will help you decide what type of dress looks best on you.

  4. 4

    Select your favorite style and specific designer dress that best suits you.

  5. 5

    Determine if you will have a dress made to look like a designer replica or if you plan to purchase a dress from a designer replica distributor. If you have the time and money for a custom-made dress, your dress will be specifically tailored for you. While the dress will not be as costly as a designer dress, you will likely pay higher prices than if you select one from a distributor. You can find distributors by conducting an online search or by contacting a bridal warehouse. There are duplicates of thousands of dresses from some of the biggest designer names.

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    Work with your tailor or distributor to have your dress ready in time to make alterations if needed. Depending upon the intricacy of your dress, you many have to allow several weeks or even months for alterations so prepare yourself for that time constraint.

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