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In need of thythm dress for first compatition.
Posted by Marija Cvijic
9/23/2014  10:29:00 PM
I will be competing in my very first competition in November, I'll be competing for a rhythm scholarship. I found a seemingly nice dress on a web site, but since I have never purchased anything of the web site, I don't know how reliable it is. I really like the dress, the price of it is under $100, but I don't know if it is too good to be true. The web site is http://m.lightinthebox.com/dancewaer-polyester-with-tassels-sequins-latin-dress-for-ladies-more-colors_p333616.html. My question is if anybody has purchased any ballroom dresses from there? And if so was it worth the money? How is the quality of their products?

Well, that was more the one question, anyway I will appreciate any advise that I can get.

Thank you in advance!

Marija.
Re: In need of thythm dress for first compatition.
Posted by 6cardkitty
9/24/2014  6:01:00 AM
I have ordered a dress from that website and was not pleased with the quality. The material was cheap, and it also needed tailoring to get a correct fit. I wouldn't recommend this website - you get what you pay for.
Re: In need of thythm dress for first compatition.
Posted by ballroomchick
9/25/2014  8:51:00 AM
Not a great experience from that company. When you order from China the material is not the highest quality. The stones used (when they are used) are Korean. These have the lowest lead content and are really flat when compared to Swarovski.

I have a dress from China when I bought it, it was a royal blue. It has faded sitting in a dark closet to a MUCH lighter blue. It also has developed spots that are more along soft pink color, so much now look like the material is tie dyed. This is NOT a reaction to tanning product, its on the outside of the dress as well.

Not sure what size you are, but there is a cute silver penny sequined and beaded Latin/rhythm dress on Used Ballroom Dresses on Ebay for $100 plus shipping that goes off in 7 hours. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Competition-Ballroom-Latin-Show-DANCE-dress-SILVER-SEQUINS-FLASHY-/291245561457?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43cf969671#ht_188wt_888

If your looking at used dresses on Ebay be sure to ask if its not listed if the dress has a body suit! A longer dress dances differently without a body suit - and that is not always a good deal!

If your going to order from China, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get a Latin/Rhythm dress. I would suggest you order the dress without stones and do your own stone work! Also be sure to have your own tailor to correct for Chinas mistakes. Order your (flat back) stones from The Rhinestone Guy out of Florida. They are GREAT people to work with! They have all the decorative supplies you need to work on a costume.

If you want to rent a dress or buy a high quality used dress have you tried Encore Ballroom Couture?

OH a cute hot pink fringed dress size medium with penny sequins was just posted today on Ebay. Starting bid is $35 plus shipping. I've purchased a few dresses that did not have stones on them from this seller and have been happy with those.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-new-hot-and-sexy-Latin-Salsa-dance-competition-dress-/181537348916?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a44781d34#ht_139wt_888
Re: In need of thythm dress for first compatition.
Posted by 6cardkitty
9/26/2014  5:56:00 AM
You could also check out this website

http://www.glamourroom.org/
Re: In need of thythm dress for first compatition.
Posted by Geey Branzy
10/1/2021  12:08:00 AM
Those dress are nice!
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