I’ve seen this website recommended a bunch of time for bridesmaid dresses. Has anyone actually seen dresses from here? I’m wondering about quality. I ordered sample swatches a month ago but haven’t received them yet.
My bridesmaids ordered their dresses from Azazie for our October wedding. They all did custom sizing. All of the dresses came within 4 weeks and fit almost perfectly. 2/3 don't have to make any alterations. They also have matching masks, which the girls ordered! I haven't seen them yet, but my bridesmaids are impressed with the quality and they are cheaper than David's Bridal. The dresses were shipped form the states. I would recommend based on our experience so far! I did order a swatch beforehand which took about 2 weeks to come in.
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I can understand delays for sure. Although I received other samples and my save the date cards from the states in less than two weeks. I’m looking forward to receiving the swatches though, whenever that may be and this is good to keep in mind for when we actually order the dresses! To make sure we give lots of time for delivery.
I have read a lot of great reviews on other wedding sites for azzazie. I would expect any shipments like simple swatches to take time to arrive from the USA. I have seen discussions on the actual dresses taking 8-10 weeks to arrive ( ordered Within the USA) since covid, which is still better than the 5 months it took for our bridesmaid dress to arrive (ordered at the start of covid)
My fiancee ordered her bridesmaids' dresses from Azazie. Material wise, it's your typical chiffon dress that you find at most department stores at around the $250 price range. Majority of their dresses are not satin so don't expect the overly shiny evening formal gown. They're comparable to your typical summer dress.
Like most e-commerce that sells dresses for cheap, the makers are from China so you have to keep that in mind when ordering. We ordered five different dresses for five women and find they're pretty straight cut that reflects the typical body of a woman in China. My fiancee's party ordered based on the waist for their typical American sizes but all of them had to return it and get a size or two up because it was either too tight on the bust or hips.
The dress size guides also vary wildly by dress. Sometimes the size match the waist of the same American size and sometimes not. For example, a size 6 is usually for waist sizes of around 28" but the dress maker might list it for a 24" waist. Or if another dress has the right waist size, it's too tight around the boobs or hips. It's easier to alter down the waist size then to let out the hips and bust.
You can try the custom size route since it's free but if it's too small, you can't return it. If it's too big, you'll need to fork out more money for alterations, which they will reimburse for some of but not all of it. In my experience, dress alterations in the city start at $50 and gets higher when you factor in multiple layers and boning. Kinda defeats the purpose of buying from Azazie, which is getting a cheap dress.
When they were picking out their dress, they looked for ones with photo reviews to help them see what they look like on real bodies instead of the photoshopped model.
Overall, you can make it work but keep in mind that you may have to spend some money on alterations. If members of your party are not too curvy, you should be fine with ordering off their standard sizes. If anyone is a C cup or bigger, or they have bigger bottoms, I suggest getting a size up to match or getting a custom size.