Monday, October 25, 2010
sometimes the best deals are online. only problem with ordering online is that a beautiful sage green dress might look more like pea soup when it arrives in the mail.
i had my own little run-in with online color deceit. i had been on the hunt for a yellow dress for my bridesmaids & finally found what i thought was the perfect strapless dress online. i hastily had all of my bridesmaids purchase one without seeing it for myself in person. i received a text message from one of my bridesmaids about a week later that said something along the lines of, "got the dress today! it's very pretty & really bright." i immediately asked her to bring it over. as soon as i saw the dress, i realized she was being a top notch bridesmaid by downplaying the whole thing. it was highlighter yellow. i mean, glow-in-the-dark, blinding, bright yellow. luckily, the online retailer we purchased from was beyond flexible and ended up taking back all of the dresses & gave full refunds.
MOST online retailers, especially those that carry bridesmaid dresses, have fabric & color swatches for all their dresses & are happy to share with consumers.
after the highlighter dress debacle, i inspected all dresses in person or had an online retailer send me a swatch.
sometimes that blush pink dress online really looks like blush pink in person, but why risk the chance of getting hot pink?
Posted by a thousand mason jars at 2:30 PM