(Closed) I ordered a dress without trying it on… and it's here!!

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Should I remove the train?
    Yes! It will be lighter and easier to move during the reception. : (11 votes)
    16 %
    No! It will ruin the look of the dress. : (54 votes)
    79 %
    Other (elaborate in the comments) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    82 posts
    Worker bee

    I think it’s lovely 

    Post # 4
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I really love it! and honestly i would leave the train on… You really only get a handful of opportunities in your life to wear a big dress with a train, and this is definately the best! If your feeling its overwhelming maybe scale it back a little? But I really love the train on your dress! its gorgeous!

    Post # 5
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    It looks beautiful! And you look amazing in it! I personally love trains, and depending on your ceremony location I would leave it, but that is just my personal opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 6
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

    It’s so pretty! But don’t remove the train! It will ruin the flow of the dress, and when else in your life can you rock a train?

    Just get it bustled for the reception, it will be awesome.


    Post # 7
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love the train. Is it possible to have it detachable? I noticed all of the ruffles, it seems like it would be easy enough to hide the detachable-ness under a couple of layers.

    Regardless, you look quite lovely in the dress. Great find!


    Best of luck!

    Post # 8
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    This is my dress (assuming it’s the Allure dress)! I took all of the crinoline out and it made it 100x lighter and cooler between my legs. I considered cutting off the train as well but in the end had the seamstress put in a permanent bustle (which can be taken out later) so that I have a greater chance of selling the dress later. The dress looked great and the way she bustled it (lower on my legs, as opposed to right on the butt) made it so you couldn’t tell it was bustled at all.


    Post # 9
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @parapluie:  Love it! That was one of my top pics for dress, except when I tried it on I covered up the attached design and put on a blingy belt instead. It really helped accentuate my waist. Just an idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think you should leave the train – remember it will be shortened allll around, not just at the front, so it won’t seem as excessive. At least wait until the seamstress shortens it before making your decision. A train really is pretty have… 

    Post # 12
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Very pretty! You look great!

    Post # 13
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m sorry, I don’t know the name of the bustle, I just know she had to put in a ton of tiny bustles. We hemmed the whole thing several inches first. I’m not totally sure what you mean about whether the dress collapsed around my legs, but the dress definitely had less poof after the crinoline was out (which is exactly what I wanted). I also felt that it looked more slimming. For me, the difficulty walking came from the train, which is why that sucker was bustled the entire time.

    I had many people give me a hard time for not having a train during the ceremony, but at the end of the day my own comfort, my ability to walk, and feeling assured that I wasn’t going to trip and totally faceplant while walking down the aisle were more important.

    Post # 14
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    First of all, you were amazingly brave to order a dress that you couldn’t try on. I wish I had been willing to consider doing that! Second, your dress is beautiful, and it looks fantastic on you!! What a great choice! Finally, I would NOT remove the train. That dress should be easy to bustle in a very attractive and unobtrusive manner, and the fabric looks light and airy. I love the long line that the train provides to the view of the back of the dress.


    Post # 16
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    wow! I think you did great ! esp since you weren’t able to try on and see it in person … its looks really good on you and once fitted even better ! congrats ๐Ÿ™‚


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