A couple of months ago, Wholesale-dress.net (Note: there is another dot com with the same name) had a pretty decent offer; $15 off if you spent above $50. I took the opportunity to do a test order.
I admit I was very hesitant about purchasing from WD because they have a lot of negative reviews. Just do a quick search on Google or YouTube and you'll be able to find these reviews. Of course, they do have some good reviews, too, otherwise I wouldn't have risked purchasing from them. I read, watched and compared A LOT of these haul reviews before finally deciding to make payment. The thing is, I really, really, REALLY wanted this particular asymmetric skirt which I couldn't find on AFW. Can you guess which skirt I'm talking about? Yeap, the skirt I wore here*click* and here*click*.
Lace Embellished Dots Printed Blouse Green
Review: The colour is much brighter in real life but other than that, it looks pretty much like the stock photo. The blouse is very cute, has nice lace detailing and no sewing defects. Thumbs up!
I wore it here*click*
Leopard Cross Tassel T-shirt Black
Review: This fringe tee looks pretty much like the stock photo. Material is normal cotton and pretty comfy. I guess they can't go wrong with t-shirts. Thumbs up!
I wore it here*click*
Fashion Semi-circle Chiffon Vest Watermelon Red
Review: I purchased 2 of these vests, one in this watermelon red and one in black. In terms of colour and the scalloped edge, the vests looks pretty much like the stock photo.
As you can see, the material is very different, though. Still, I like it very much as it reminds me of the ones from Topshop (only much cheaper). The vests are also pretty sheer. I mentioned that a few loose threads were not a problem to me, but this one had a lot of it sticking out (I snipped them off before the picture was taken).
I wore it here*click*
Fashion Design Solid Color Swallow-tailed Chiffon Skirt Black
Review: The skirt looks exactly like the stock photo. I don't know if you can see from my photo, but there is a little metal button right at the bottom (the part with the longest hem). You can fold it up to your waist and fasten the button to turn it into a short skirt.
One complaint is that the inner lining is way too short.
I wore it here*click* and here*click*.
Fashion Rivet Embellished High Waist Dress Sapphire Blue
Review: The skirt looks exactly like the stock photo.
However, I'm very surprised with the sizing because it's actually too loose around the waist for me. A lot of wholesale clothing runs small, so I really did not expect that. Oh well, better too big than too small.
Multilayered Exquisite Knitted Hollow-out Flower Pantskirt
Review: Ok, my photo doesn't really do the lace crochet any justice, but it looks pretty much like the stock photo. It's really quite pretty and very feminine.
Sadly, I can barely zip it up and I really don't have the legs to pull it off. Sometimes I forget that I no longer possess the hips and waist of a young girl, but one of an OL. The only reason I can think of as to why I purchased these must be as they say in Cantonese, "gwai yum ngan" (literal translation: ghost close eyes). I must have been momentarily blinded or something.
The low rating is due to the provided hip measurements being inaccurate. I would have given it an even lower score, but I must be fair and say it would look good on someone thinner than me.
Review: It looks pretty much like the stock photo and the material is pretty comfy, but unfortunately, the collar is very high. I'm not sure if it's a sewing defect, but it really does look a bit awkward when worn. To give you a rough idea, if the model had worn the shirt I got, the collar would have been where her necklace is. The shirt is also pretty sheer.
That concludes my WD haul review. As you can see, I ordered mostly basics and simple tops because I didn't want to risk getting horrible quality stuff.
From personal experience, I have to say that WD's customer service is not exactly top-notch. It took more than a week for my items to be posted out. In this week, I would often use their livechat service to check if everything I ordered was in stock. Every time, they would assure me that everything was in stock. On the 5th day, I receive an email to tell me that one of the items was out of stock -.-
Since I couldn't find a replacement, they just refunded my money...NOT into my Paypal account, but on to my WD account! Wha...?? Since it's only a couple of dollars, I have not chased it up (mainly because I can't be bothered to go through the whole process). I might use the store credit in the future, who knows.
That's not the worst bit, though. Their staff would often leave me hanging in the middle of a query so that I've to go, "Hello? Are you still there?". I would always patiently wait about 5 to 10 mins before nudging them, so you can imagine a simple stock query like that could take an hour. Also, I disliked how they refused to give me an exact date or even an approximation as to when my package will be sent out. Answers like "soon" are simply not acceptable. Soon to you may be more than a week, but soon to me sounds like the next day.
Postage-wise, I had no problems once it actually left their warehouse. I did my math and decided to opt for a quicker, but more expensive postage method (JCEX) to ensure my package wouldn't get lost in the post. The package took only a few days to arrive, which is super fast considering it's posted all the way from China (to the UK).
If I were to judge solely on my first experience purchasing from WD, I'd say I'm quite satisfied with them. I'm quite lenient in my ratings because I always keep in mind how much I paid for the items (less than £7 each, including postage). I suppose I will buy from them again if they have something I really want.