Is Ever-Pretty Legit? A Budget Dress Shop Review

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Let’s get straight to the point. Is ever-pretty.com (the formal dress shop) a legit website? The short answer is yes, they are legitimate. I received my clothing order and successfully returned everything for a refund. Now the biggest question is, would I shop here again?

In this honest and detailed review, I will share my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, brand information/research, and my final verdict/recommendation. Keep reading for more!

Table of Contents

About Ever-Pretty

Is Ever-Pretty sustainable?

No, they likely are not. They don’t state anything on their site regarding efforts in sustainability.

Check out this article, 13 Easy Ways To Know If A Brand Is Fast Fashion by Panaprium, for tell-tale signs of a fast fashion company.

Where is Ever-Pretty located?

According to their About page and the Internet Archive, they are/were located in the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Hong Kong. They are/were located at the following addresses:

  • 16721 Noyes Avenue Irvine, CA 92606 (United States / EVER PRETTY GARMENT INC.)
  • 29 Harley Street, London, W1G9QR (United Kingdom / EVER PRETTY FASHION CORPORATION LTD.)
  • [Archived Address]  Room 1901/1902, Building 2, No. 888 Chenghu Road, Changqiao Street, Wuzhong, Suzhou, 215000 (China / SUZHOU KAIDILISHA Network Information Technology Co., Ltd.)
  • [Archived Address]  Flat/RM A27, 9/F Silvercorp, TNT’L Tower 707-713, Nathan RD, Mongkok KLN, 999077 (Hong Kong / 歐琳貿易有限公司)
  • [Archived Address]  Floor 7, Lifeng Building Village Shegang Humen Town,523900, Guangdong (China / KATY GARMENT FACTORY)

Since the Page Transparency section of their Facebook page states that most of their page managers are located in China, I believe this is their home base/headquarters.

I will only include the older/archived business info if it is within 2-3 years of this review’s publish date. This could be helpful to know if you’re considering shopping at a ‘shadier’ company.

Where does Ever-Pretty ship from?

My order shipped to me from a warehouse/distribution center in California (United States).

Where are Ever-Pretty dresses made?

All of the dresses in my order were made in China.

More Shop Details

ever pretty website circa 2006
Screenshot of ever-pretty.com circa 2006 (the oldest version of the site I could find)

Business Details

  • According to their About page and the Internet Archive, they are/were affiliated with the following legal business names/companies:
    • EVER PRETTY GARMENT INC.
    • EVER PRETTY FASHION CORPORATION LTD.
    • [Archived Name] SUZHOU KAIDILISHA Network Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    • [Archived Name] KATY GARMENT FACTORY
    • [Archived Name] 歐琳貿易有限公司 (translates to Olin Trading Co., LTD.)

As previously stated, I will only include the older/archived business info if it is within 2-3 years of the current date.

Statements & Press Details

Policy & Program Details

  • They have a loyalty program where you can earn, redeem, and spend points.
  • Shipping:
    • They offer free shipping over $80.
  • Returns:
    • They allow returns within 30 days of delivery.
    • Custom dresses/items are not returnable.

Product Details

  • They carry standard and plus sizing from S to 4XL. They also offer custom sizing.
  • They sell their items wholesale, and sell/list their products on Amazon, SHEIN Marketplace, etc. Check out Ever-Pretty’s Amazon Storefront!
  • Fun fact, according to the Internet Archive, it appears they primarily sold contact lenses, dresses, and other fashion accessories when they began.

Domain Details

  • The website ever-pretty.com was registered in October 2005.

Ever-Pretty Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 1/14/2024 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $183.48 to Ever Pretty Garment Inc (alisaus@ever-pretty.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *EVER PRETTY”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Maxi Long Elegant Ethereal Tulle Evening Dress

Brand Label: Ever-Pretty

Color/Size/Cost: Dusty Blue / 10 / $58.50 (Sale Price)

Country: Made in China

Material: 100% Polyester

ever pretty tulle dress comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits one size too big. View my Body Measurements for size reference. Please note that I am wearing 3.5 in/8.9 cm heels.

Keep or Return: I would return this Ever-Pretty tulle dress.

I first want to point out that for a formal dress that could be worn to a prom or wedding, this is not bad at all for under $60. At that price/budget, I don’t expect extravagance or excellent quality. It’s double-layered, the embroidery details look pretty, the style is nice, and it is comfortable enough.

With that being said, it is both too big and objectively not the best quality. It feels cheap to the touch, the outer mesh material feels rough and a bit scratchy, and the small rhinestones on the bust are cheap-looking.

2) A-Line Pleated Chiffon Tie-Waist Evening Dress

Brand Label: Ever-Pretty

Color/Size/Cost: Purple Orchid / 8 / $39.99

Country: Made in China

Material: 100% Polyester

ever pretty chiffon dress comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits half to one size too big. View my Body Measurements for size reference. Please note that I am wearing 3.5 in/8.9 cm heels.

Keep or Return: I would return this Ever-Pretty chiffon dress.

As with the previous dress, I want to point out that for a formal dress that could be worn to a prom or wedding, this is not terrible for under $40. At that price/budget, I don’t expect extravagance or excellent quality. It’s double-layered, has nice details, and is comfortable enough. There are some flaws with this dress, however, that I personally can’t/am not willing to make work.

Firstly, it is not the right size. The bottom half fits okay but the bust is very roomy. Secondly, it is incredibly static-inducing. I do not want to deal with ‘making this work’ if I want to feel good at a formal event. Thirdly, it feels thin and flimsy all over. And finally, the pads in the bust sit 1-2 inches too high. Unfortunately, they are sewn in, and the only way to fix this would be to cut and re-sew the pads. With these issues, I’d rather bump up my budget to $60 and get a dress that is easier to deal with.

3) Spaghetti Strap Mermaid Pleated Deep V-Neck Wedding Dress

Brand Label: Ever-Pretty

Color/Size/Cost: White / 8 / $84.99

Country: Made in China

Material: 

  • Shell- 95% Polyester / 5% Elastane
  • Lining- 100% Polyester
ever pretty wedding dress comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality of the material is decent. However, it is not designed/made well since it is somewhat see-through.  See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits 1-2 sizes too big. View my Body Measurements for size reference. Please note that I am wearing 3.5 in/8.9 cm heels.

Keep or Return: I would return this Ever-Pretty mermaid wedding dress.

I think most women would agree that no matter the budget, a wedding dress should at least look good from a distance. Well, as much as I want to like this dress for under $100, it unfortunately falls short in a critical way. Since most wedding dresses are white, I would expect a shop that specializes in bridal gowns to make sure their dresses aren’t see-through! It is double-layered, but they either need to make it triple-layered or need to use a thicker material. Additionally, the material is cheap-feeling (it is quite stretchy which is a bit odd). This is something I could overlook if it weren’t see-through.

Just to throw in a few pluses, I love the mermaid style, and the fact that you can go braless!

Shipment Info

I received three items in one package at my address in North Carolina (United States). The package came from a warehouse/distribution center in the United States. I was provided a tracking number through USPS.

Package Shipped From: 16721 Noyes Ave., Irvine, CA 92606 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Sun, January 14th
  • My order shipped on Mon, January 15th
  • I received my package on Fri, January 19th

Total time of 5 days

Their shipping policy states up to 14 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I emailed support (customerservice@ever-pretty.com) to request a full return on January 25th. My request was approved two days later on January 27th, and I was provided with the return address. I mailed the package on February 3rd via USPS and paid a total of $11.69.

Provided Return Address: 16721 Noyes Ave., Irvine, CA 92606 (United States)

Return Instructions:

  1. Please write the RMA# (provided) clearly on the front of the package (helps us identify your return).
  2. Please mail the package to the provided return address within 30 days using your local courier.
  3. Send us a copy of the receipt and tracking number via email so we can process the return sooner.

I received a full refund of $183.48 on March 12th. I received it thirty-eight days after I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

Customer Service Experience

General Responsiveness

They responded to me fairly quickly (within a day or two) and got me the return address after just one ask.

Refund Details

I followed up with support regarding the refund since it had been over a month. They responded with:

“We have yet to receive the receipt showing the tracking number & postcode as listed on the return instructions. It was stated in our return instructions to send us a copy of the receipt showing the tracking number so we can proceed accordingly. Please take a photo of the receipt showing the tracking number and kindly attach it to your next email to us. We will then process your request once confirmed.”

Historically, I’ve only ever sent tracking numbers. In this case, they require both the tracking number and receipt.

Is Ever-Pretty Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

Reverse Image Search:

Based on my findings, there are MANY other small boutiques/online shops/marketplaces that appear to sell many of the same items as Ever-Pretty.

In this case, since Ever-Pretty also sells wholesale, I believe they are the source of their product images.

Possible reasons for this include the use of the same suppliers, this shop operating as a wholesaler or marketplace, the same owner operating multiple stores and/or selling on multiple platforms, the use of stolen images, etc.

With all of that being said, I found the same dress on SHEIN for much cheaper. Ever-Pretty is charging $67.99 on their main site, $39.99 on SHEIN Marketplace.

ever pretty shein price comparison

I highly recommend doing Reverse Image Searches when shopping online for price and quality checking purposes. You might be surprised at what you find!

Website/Company Search:

No suspicious information (such as lawsuits or alerts from the Better Business Bureau) was found.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund.

With that being said, I would *conditionally* shop here again.

Let me state the positives first. All of the dresses look as expected, my order arrived VERY fast (5 days), the return process is quick (they didn’t hassle me at all), and they offer some great budget options for formal events ranging from prom to a wedding.

Now, for the negatives. Firstly, the quality is just okay. Most of their dresses are under $100, so it makes sense that they aren’t bridal shop quality. Secondly, I followed the size charts yet all three are a full size too big. Thirdly, they sell their dresses on SHEIN Marketplace for cheaper, so it would be sensible to check there first before purchasing from ever-pretty.com. And finally, because they are just okay-quality, you are likely to run into issues like a partly see-through wedding dress or a dress that creates a lot of static.

Overall, I had a decent experience. For future purchases, I would size down, and stay away from white or light-colored dresses. If I want a light-colored dress, I would opt for the more expensive ones (my wedding dress was around $85, and they have a few running over $200). As for non-wedding gowns, I think that for prom and bridesmaids, most of these cheaper dresses would work fine. However, pay attention to material composition to help avoid anything overly static-inducing.

If you want to give this brand a try at a lower risk and more conveniently, check out Ever-Pretty’s Amazon Storefront!

To wrap up this post, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for Ever-Pretty reviews, please consider sharing this with your friends and commenting (via Reddit) below. 

Thank you very much for your support and readership!

Take care,

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