The most important garment that any girl will ever wear is her wedding dress. With that being said, finding a stunning gown that matches her taste is of utmost importance. However, it is never recommended that you purchase a wedding dress online – you simply will not know what it is that you will receive. 

In this article, we will be discussing 10 cases where women have been bitterly disappointed with wedding dresses that they have ordered online. 

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The Green Disaster

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There are a few problems with the gown that this bride received in the mail… For starters, it is green – in fact, it’s one of the ugliest shades of green we have ever seen. Secondly, the sleeves are way too short; the lace isn’t even remotely similar to the one used in the original image, and the shape of the dress is also completely different. We don’t know what the bride did after she unboxed this disaster, but we would definitely have sent it back with a few complaints. 

It’s Not Even Remotely Close

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Where do we even begin with this nightmare? It’s safe to say that this wedding dress is anything but traditional, but the gown in the original image at least has shape and delicacy. The colors of the actual dress are completely off, the different layers of tulle don’t blend together at all, and the gown’s shape is ghastly. 

The Champagne-colored Imposter Dress

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The gown in the original image is so beautiful that the bride’s disappointment when she received this mess must’ve been overwhelming. The neckline of the two dresses isn’t even remotely similar, and the imposter gown has horrendous flowers that make it look cheap and, to top it all off, the color is wrong. We won’t even get started on the shape of the dress because we’d be here forever…

Did They Really Think That They Would Get Away With This?

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To be fair, this one isn’t as bad as the previous three. With that being said, it’s still pretty horrendous. The bust of the gown doesn’t have nearly as much sparkle as the original, and it’s much more see-through. However, the biggest problem is the obvious bra cups that can be seen through the sheer fabric. The poor bride couldn’t possibly wear this disaster on her big day. 

I Could’ve Made This Myself

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Believe me when I say that I’m no dressmaking expert, but I’m pretty sure that even I could make this gown. The most obvious difference is the material – the original gown is made from a top-notch satin that exudes quality and elegance. On the other hand, the actual dress is made from a thin material that looks creased and cheap. More so, the blue waistband is completely wrong. 

A Pink Mess

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How did these dress-makers think that they would get away with this? The gown in the image is classy and delicate, featuring a beautifully bedazzled bust that exudes elegance. On the other hand, the actual dress looks as though it can be purchased from a children’s toy store and worn by a 2-year-old who wants to look like a Disney princess. There are so many problems with this ‘wedding dress’ that we don’t even know where to start… 

Was The Dress Cut Up With Scissors?

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The poor bride must have been absolutely heartbroken when she received this mess in place of the beautiful gown in the original image. The neckline of the dress is completely wrong. However, the biggest problem is the bottom of the gown – it looks as though the dress-maker took a pair of scissors and roughly cut up the material. 

The Elegant Disappointment

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The material used for the actual dress looks so cheap and creased when compared to that of the original gown. More so, the neckline is wrong, and the sleeves are way baggier than they are supposed to be. 

The Curtain Gown

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Once again, the material used for the actual gown is completely wrong. In fact, it looks as though it was a pair of curtains in another life. The dressmakers could have at least made the neckline similar. More so, the gown’s shape and mid-section make it look as though it’s not even supposed to resemble the dress in the image. 

There’s Nothing Similar Between The Two Gown’s

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Where do we even begin with this one? The lining of the dress is off, and the shape is entirely inaccurate, and (once again) the neckline is wrong. More so, the mid-section is nowhere near as tapered as the original gown is. 

Summary

If you’re looking for a wedding dress, it is not recommended that you purchase a gown on the internet without seeing it first. These brides learned their lesson the hard way when their dresses arrived and looked completely different from what they were promised.