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KickAssAngel Sat 25-Feb-17 23:52:25

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.

Trills Sun 26-Feb-17 18:47:34

Do they have a returns policy?

Or could you treat it as a gamble?
Spend $30, you MIGHT get a fab dress, you might have wasted $30.

WendlaBergmann Sun 26-Feb-17 18:49:49

If you're looking at retro swing, what about trying Lindy hop or Vivienne of Holloway, both uk based, I can vouch for the lovely quality of the Lindy hop frocks too.

Trills Sun 26-Feb-17 18:51:18

The OP is in the US, do Lindybop exist there? Or would it be sensible with shipping etc?

MyKidsHaveTakenMySanity Sun 26-Feb-17 19:11:53

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.

KickAssAngel Sun 26-Feb-17 19:43:11

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.

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