Are you shopping for a Matric Dance dress and don’t know where to start or what to expect in terms of pricing? Well then let me help to give you an idea of what to expect when Matric Dance dress shopping.
When one searches for Matric Dance dress in Cape Town, a wide variety of options come up in various price categories. The first being the imported Matric Ball dress at a very low price point. These websites invariably have absolutely stunning product photographs, making them look like a very good deal, but I would like to warn you to be very cautious. While I do understand that you may not have a large budget, and thus need to look for a good deal, buying something like a Matric Farewell dress online is risky. Knowing what I know about the costs of fabrics, I am certain that the dresses can’t be made from good quality fabrics and come in at that price point. While some people have been happy with their orders, there are many horror stories, and it is very difficult to return or get a refund from a product that’s been shipped from China. Another thing to remember, is that shipping from China to South Africa is pricey and then 45% import duty is charged on the total of the garment and the shipping costs combined. In the end, this can be a much more expensive, cheap dress than you originally anticipated.
The second option is to purchase a dress from one of the shop’s like YDE or Bride and Co. This is a good and affordable option as this way you can at least try it on and you know what you’re buying. The only problem is of course the risk that someone else is wearing the same dress, so be sure to take the time to accessorize in a unique way.
The third option one has is to buy a dress from a designer like myself, or have one custom made. While this is the more expensive option, it is the safest in terms of being certain of quality and individuality. I personally do not make the same dress twice, so you know that no one could possibly arrive in your dress. If you are to got the custom route, a quotation will be given according to the design and fabrication selected, so you know what you’re paying for right from the start.
So friends, if you are living in the Cape Town area and are on the hunt for the perfect Matric Dance dress, bare in mind all the pro’s an cons of the options you have and decide what is the best choice for you. Whatever it is that you decide, I’m wishing you magical Matric Dance and I hope it leaves memories you will cherish forever!