Dress sorrow :(

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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450 posts
Helper bee

What size do you need they still have some on the website.  I also loved one if theirs but didn’t buy it and kicked myself when it was discontinued but it is now back in at full price.  I have seen them do that with a couple of their dresses!

Post # 3
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439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m so sorry!! Hopefully it all works out. Does it have a size tag? Maybe you could prove that you asked for a different size than they gave you? Perhaps with the receipt or looking at the size of the sample. I’m sorry that happened. Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m not sure why this is the first time you are trying it on and you had no clue it wouldn’t fit? that seems absurd to me.

Bridal shops run a size or two small so if you tried it on and it fit and now it doesnt, sorry but you gained weight.

if you ordered a size thinking it was your size and never tried it on that is plain stupidity.

Depending on how much time you have you do have options- make it a corset back, lose some weight, or see if they will exchange it for a larger dress.  hope it works out.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  MrsPierce2014.
Post # 5
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Helper bee

I had a similar experience shopping at David’s Bridal.  The sample fit great, even a little loose in some areas, then I got my dress in the same size as the sample and it was TIGHT.  Did you order a size up from the sample?<br /><br />I hope the shop helps you with this!  

Post # 6
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Helper bee

MrsPierce2014:  that’s not how it works in this shop you are buying off the rack.  They have a sample of the dress to try then get one from stock.  These dresses should be a standard size so   every size 12 should be the same. Probably would have been wise to just try her actual dress on but I can see why she didn’t. These dresses are beautiful but I guess somewhere down the production line the wrong size label got sewn in by mistake!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

 

Koalaclark:  either way she never should have left the store without trying it on.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Samples run big because they have been tried on by so many people, and all fabrics stretch to some degree when warmed by the body.

(On the day of your wedding, you’ll notice that your dress is looser at the end of the night, even after all the food and cocktails and cake!)

The shop should have warned you about this. But I can’t imagine the sample stretching out two sizes. If you truly haven’t gained weight, something is awry.

That said, I’ve noticed that the vast majority of fabrics that make up clothing these days allow for some degree of stretch. Personally, I’ve found that my clothes aren’t the best gauge of my size — there’s about a fifteen pound range within which I can wear the same clothes without noticing anything different in regard to their fit. Maybe your wardrobe is more structured than mine. If not, you may want to haul out a tape measure to see if your measurements are identical to what the bridal salon recorded at the time of purchase.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

MrsPierce2014:  I’m sure OP is kicking herself enough for not trying it on sooner without your extra input.

 

OP, hope it goes ok and you get it sorted in time

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Jen67:  oh I’m sorry, didnt know i wasn’t allowed to give input.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My sister-in-law once calmed me down after a bad dress fitting by telling me that “wedding dresses are like jeans fresh from the dryer — you have to squeeze your way into them, but after you wear them for a few hours they stretch out.” The samples are all stretched out from so many people trying them on — you may want to try wearing your dress around as much as possible and see if it stretches out enough to zip up.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsPierce2014:  you have every right to give input, but there’s a huge difference between constructive and helpful input and just flat out being a see-you-next-tuesday. Get over yourself.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

 

MrsPierce2014:  I think there’s a difference between helpful input (making suggestions on how to fix the situation, offering empathy) and being outright rude. Obviously, given the chance, OP would go back and have tried it on in the first place, but that obviously didn’t happen and pointing it out now (and blatantly stating that you believe this to be 100% her fault because “sorry, but you gained weight”) is unhelpful.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

 

amanda.417:  if you’ll look at myoriginal post i gave her three suggestions.

i don’t sugarcoat anything. if i offend someone i really don’t care. there are many kinds of people in this world and i happen to be straightforward.  i don’t have time to offer sympathy unless you deserve it.

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