1. I was offered half the price of the dress back as a refund to take the dress for alterations myself - if it cost more I would be refunded a max of the full dress price (receipt must be shown)
2. a $70 voucher from lightinthebox valid for roughly a year
3. Return dress for replacement
4. Return dress for full refund (dress would have to be checked out first).
I ended up taking the $70 voucher, ordered a different dress & took this one to my seamstress for alterations, as if I returned the dress I'd have to pay postage again to get it back to Lightinthebox & was told it would take roughly a month & then pay another fee upon it's return due to my address being in Europe, as upon arrival of this package I had to pay another €38 to the courier service (I did know about this beforehand though).
This experience was unfortunate, however I was happy with the service & fast response, I just hope that the 2nd dress ordered arrives in time & with no problems this time round.