Hi fellow brides on Still White! :)
I have decided to share my personal experiences on Still White with everyone because it makes me sad to read about so many negative experiences on these forums. :( I'm so sorry that many of you have encountered some bad sellers/buyers on the site! Also, just in case you are wondering, I wasn't asked by anyone to write this post.
My overall experience on Still White was extremely positive. I wanted a couture dress for my wedding, but considering my budget (around $2000 USD), I knew I couldn't outright buy a brand new couture gown with that price range. This is why I decided to give Still White a try.
I looked through the various listings; I think my watchlist has about 400 saved searches (a bit extreme, I know). I kept my options very open - ball gowns, mermaid, sheath, etc. because I thought if I narrowed my search to just one designer or style, I might be disappointed in the end. I contacted seven different buyers who had a good response rate, and they were all extremely nice and kind. After looking through all of the pictures different buyers sent me, I decided to buy a dress that would require the minimum amount of alterations because the particular seller and I had identical body measurements. After I made my decision, I sent the other sellers a message saying that I decided to buy another dress so that they weren't waiting for my reply.
My seller is in Australia and I live in the US. However, my seller wasn't hesitant about selling and shipping the dress internationally. I told her my instagram id so that she knew I wasn't a fake person trying to steal the dress from her. She called the Australian Post, and they gave her a quote based on the box size and weight. I paid her the estimated shipping plus a little bit more just in case the actual postage costed more than what was quoted. We did the transaction over the Still White private chat, and I received the dress about 2 weeks.
The dress fits PERFECT. It was like the dress was custom made for me. Crazy lucky, I know.
I know it can be discouraging when you encounter some bad sellers/buyers on the site, but I hope you know there are many good people on the site as well! I'm sending positive vibes to all of you, and I wish that you all have a pleasant experience as I have had on Still White.