Post # 1
I have been on multiple dress-shopping trips, and I am exhaused. Today my mother and I went on a final trip, and I found a beautiful dress- Sophia Tolli Poppy (you can see it here http://sophiatolli.com/wedding-dresses/y21371/?fc=). I tried it on in black and white, and it is so stunning in person. I am only worried that I might regret not wearing a completely white dress, but I think in white this dress will lose many of its beautiful details (and I originally wanted an all black dress!)
My mother and I agreed that I needed to try on one more dress, because I had wanted to, but it wasn’t at the shop. It is Sophia Tolli Rue (see here http://sophiatolli.com/wedding-dresses/y11332/?fc=). I love love this dress. However, I have called every bridal shop within my state and the surrounding states and none have a sample to try on.
I am now debating about buying this dress sight unseen. I have tried on quite a few Sophia Tolli dresses; they have all been flattering on me. But with 10 months to the wedding…this would be my only chance! No second dress for me! Would this be completely idiotic? I am going to call the bridal shop tomorrow and see if they could temporarily get a sample, but I don’t think they sell enough Sophia Tolli stock to be able to do that. A big problem with this gown is that the skirt is so unique that I would be wary to buy it without seeing it in person.
Post # 3
Wellllll… it is a risk. I can’t tell you how many times I loved a dress in pictures but hated it on me. Have you tried on enough in the exact same silhouette that you’re confident that it’s flattering and you like that shape?
Post # 4
the first gown Poppy is available in a few color options: see link you posted
Ivory, Diamond White, White
You can order the dress you tried on and LOVE in a “all white color” I would go that route! I was in same boat with my dress, the samples all came in pearl/silver and I wanted all ivory. It turned out amazingly well considering I never saw the ivory prior to ordering (not even website)
Post # 5
oops sorry I just read the line about how all white loses something . I’ tired, should’t be posting! I think black and white is stunning but I can understand wanting the all white. have you seen corinne by maggie sottero? I just love it!
Post # 6
I wouldnt take the risk, honestly…all of the dresses I’ve loved online have looked so different in person. I would call around your local shops to see if any of them could get a “loaner” dress for you to try on. Usually there’s a fee for that, but its probably worth the peace of mind. Or maybe if a store is having a trunk show soon, they will get that dress in for it?
Post # 7
@Karenina: i think its a huge risk. things can go really good or really bad.
I feel this way cuz when i was looking at dresses online i fell in love with a dress and tracked this dress down 2 hours away to try it on. i was sure this dress was going to look fantastic on me and be flattering. i put the dress on and it did nothing for me at all ; ( i feel everyone should try the dress on. you never know what’s going to be flattering or unflattering till you try it on.
Post # 8
Have you tried on other dresses with such a steeply dropped waist before? That’s what I would be more concerned about before taking the plunge
I bought my dress without trying it on, and I’m totally happy with it. But it could really go either way, so with no time to get a new dress if you don’t like it, I’d be really hesitant to do so.
Post # 9
I’ve seen some girls buy replicas of a dress they loved and didn’t try it on. When they received it, they still loved it. I guess if you find that one dress you have to absolutley have and keep going back to, then I think you’ll do fine. I went to DB a long time ago and tried on various different styles to discover mermaid style fit me best. But my wedding being 1920 themed, Im afraid a mermaid gown won’t fit in with the theme. I do plan on going and trying on some of the original designs I like before ordering offline though. And it requires me to travel across the state to do so. But road trips are fun. So I’m all in.
Post # 9
Hi! What did you end up deciding on? I’m leaning toward ordering the poppy in white but have only seen it in black and white and am nervous!