At Ruolai, we make extremely affordable gorgeous gowns, custom made to your measurements. And when we say extremely affordable, we mean they start at less than $100. We're best known for this dress (an Offbeat Bride favorite!), but we make a whole range of dresses, including many colored gowns.
We know it can seem scary to buy your wedding dress online, so we'll let our satisfied customers speak for us:
I am so glad that I took a chance on this dress!
It ended up being my dream dress for my laid-back, hippie-style beach wedding!
Asa Bridal was very quick to contact me once I purchased the dress, and they asked me to verify all of my measurements to ensure that the fit was perfect! I definitely recommend doing the custom measurements, because my measurements did not fit perfectly into one size, and this way- the dress fit perfectly in all the right places! I am 5'6 and a size 16-18, and I ended up falling within the measurements of size 20-22 (so definitely check the measurement chart to make sure that your size lines up with that).
Asa was also extremely helpful in communicating back and forth to make sure the dress was exactly what I had dreamed of! I customized the length of the train, the length of the dress, I requested a more modest neckline, and I asked them to add sleeves (butterfly-style ones, for a flowy, whimsical and very flattering look)- and the added sleeves only cost me an additional $5!! I sent them many pictures of the way I envisioned the sleeves, and they captured it absolutely perfectly! If you are large busted (like myself, at 42D) you may want to consider requesting a more modest neck-line, depending on your comfort level. Although the plunging neck-line looks stunning, I personally was not too comfortable with it, so I ended up wearing a lacy white bralette underneath, and it was perfect.
Though it is not the exact dress from the first picture, the pictures in the details are spot-on with what you will get when you purchase this dress. The material of the dress was even nicer than I had expected, and the layers within the skirt were very comfortable and not bulky. The bodice portion was fairly sturdy, and the boning was very well-done! The lace applique's were gorgeous from afar, and looked stunning up-close as well! The only thing that I wish it had would have been a completed lacy bottom to the skirt (as the appliques end near the bottom, but do not quite provide a ‘finished' look). I knew to expect this, though- as a few other comments mentioned it. Even though the dress was under $100, it truly looked like it could have cost $1000!
This is the only thing that did not match up to what I had imagined- I ordered the champagne dress (as seen on the model), and the color that I received ended up being more cream-colored with a pale yellow tint (as opposed to the rosy brown one that I wanted).
I decided to add a rhinestone belt to the dress, just to add a bit of ‘glitz and glamour'- since the dress is lace and tulle, and has no crystals or bead work.
I ordered this dress 3.5 weeks before my wedding (crazy, I know!!) and I mentioned to the Asa team that I needed it ASAP, and they were able to get it to me (completely custom made to my specifications) within 2.5 weeks!!
Fabulous dress, absolutely worth the price! I would not hesitate to order it at all, and would certainly order more from ASA in the future! Great customer service, and great quality product!! GO FOR IT! It could be YOUR DREAM DRESS too!!
Being a plus size girl… I was so hesitant on ANY dress fitting the way I wanted and being a style I fell in love with. After months of searching I knew this was THE dress! I kept it on my wish list just to see if I’d change my mind for multiple months. Without many reviews I was skeptical. But decided to go for it! I ordered is about a month and a half out from my wedding. I sent in my custom measurements. But ordered the size closest to my regular size so they had something to go off of. It was perfection! I had so so so many compliments! My photos don’t do it justice!
If I have anything to say it’d be…
Take the leap of faith.
Send in your measurements.
And good luck!
-Charlotte Y. who got the V-Neckline Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress
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