So - I have a family wedding to go to this year. I'm looking at retro style swing dresses online. The ones that I'm getting links to our super cheap (less than $30, I'm in the US) which makes me think that a) they're made in some horrendous sweat shop and b) the material will be really low quality, and sizing questionable.
I could really regret buying something like that online, couldn't i?
Plus - Ive never actually work a dress like that so trying it on would be sensible.
I have enough money so spend some $$$ on this btw, but have no idea where to search (online or in RL) for this kind of thing.
I've bought Lindyhop style dresses from sites such as AliExpress a few times. They're fantastic and the same ones that most US and U.K. dress retailers sell. Unfortunately, nearly all of them are made by the same sweatshops I'm afraid. I pay the manufacturer direct rather than the inflated prices from the stores.
The only issue I've had is the sizing. I always order larger as they measure small.
I was thinking about LindyBop style. I also think that they're suspiciously cheap.
I don't think they ship to the US. I could get one ordered to my parents house, then they mail it over. OR I order it to arrive just as I get home, but that will only be 2 days before the wedding, so I'd need to have a back up option packed in case.
The $30 ones look shiny and cheap on the website, so I'm not going to order them.
Thanks for the comment about the sizing, MyKids, at least I have an idea.
I may just order one to see. I'm not even sure if there is such a thing as non-sweat shop clothing, unless you have the $$$ for designer couture, which I don't.