Justin Alexander: What on EARTH do I DO!?!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2106 posts
Buzzing bee


Why can’t you try the 8695 on? Have you tried on anyother brands that has something closer to what you want?

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Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee

lilmissasha:  Have you called other bridal shops in your area to see if they have a sample of the long sleeve style? Also, sometimes an authorized seller can acquire a sample dress for you (for a fee usually) that you might be able to try on before you order it for real.


Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am in the same boat! Love JA 8695 with a passion but was told by the only store around who carries JA that I’d need to buy it.  I have never tried it on.  I am going for my first dress try-on session Dec 20th and she said some sleeves could be added to JA 8635 for a very similar look but I wasn’t given a price. I love the 8695 but don’t want to purchase without trying on.  Any other Bees wear or try on this dress? We’d love photos.

Post # 7
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Are you able to travel to a larger city that might have more selection? What province are you in?

I love long sleeve dresses! The second Justin Alexander (that you didn’t try on) is pretty. The one thing I didn’t like is how opaque the lace is on the arms and on the upper torso. The other examples that PPs have posted showing more transparent lace highlight the lace and don’t look as heavy.

Post # 9
14 posts

I ordered 8695 without being able to try it on (no samples seem to exist for this dress…I called every bridal salon in Eastern Canada, and some in New England.)  It comes in this month.  Fingers crossed!  My bridal salon gave me a deal that if I don’t like it, they will resell it and I can choose something from their racks with my deposit (a gamble since I am plus size, so not as much choice, and not much time left before my wedding).  I tried to love something that I could try on, but I just couldn’t .

Post # 10
12 posts

Here is a picture of me in the gown.  I am really short and had to have the sleeves shortened but I still loved them!  


Post # 11
32 posts
  • Wedding: December 2016 - The Golf Club at Black Rock

I am in the same boat. Nowhere in the NW has a sample of it. I just can’t get the dress out of my head, it looks so perfect. But I’m afraid that it wouldn’t look good on me if I ordered it.

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