Post # 1
…. to buy a dress without trying it on?
I’m obsessed with a specific dress, the Mori Lee 1861. I’m trying to find a sample to try on, but it doesn’t seem to be a popular dress. I can’t even find more than 2 real bride pictures.
If you’ve read my other posts, you know that I’m pretty apathetic about dresses (and basically everything). I’ve tried on a bunch of dresses and liked them, but never could choose one. I’ve also tried on ones with similar shapes and similarly designed.
Here’s the stock image:
(The belt is one that you can take on and off)
Here’s pictures of me in a dress with an overall similar design (but is $500 more)::
Thoughts? Opinions? Am I just totally off my rocker?
Post # 3
i love that dress and since you’ve tried on a similar shaped one i would go for it
Post # 4
I’ll be purchasing my dress without trying it on.. it’s a china made dress [not a replica or anything, it’s just from china].
It’s only costing me $150 though.. so if I hate it it’s only $150.. i’ve lost more than that changing centerpieces & dates already!
Post # 5
Very pretty, and so similar that I’d probably risk it.
Post # 6
I’ve ordered my dress without trying it on, although one almost identical. I’m not worried. Gorgeous dress! Order away!
Post # 7
the one you tried is smilar, soo similar that I’d say you should get the ML!! 🙂
Post # 8
I really liked that dress, it was one of my favorites. I know I’ve posted a picture of it once but I have several pictures of me in a sample if you wanted to see any of those. Since you’ve tried similar shapes and styles you should have a pretty good idea of what you like and if that’s the one you keep coming back to then it’s probably the one.
Post # 9
@Ribbit: Really? I’ve been looking for pictures! Do you happen to know which threads they were in?
Post # 11
@mepayne: Some Mori Lee thread awhile back and only 1 picture. I’ll just post some for you here 🙂 Sorry the lighting isn’t the best. Also ignore the straps ont he full length back picture, I was thinking of adding them.
Post # 12
@Ribbit: Oh it’s gorgeous! Just out of curiosity, what size are you? The sample looks like it fit really well!
Post # 13
Oooh the real life pictures are gorgeous! You’ve tried on a similar style, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Go for it!
Post # 14
@mepayne: Honestly, the best you can do is try on a dress by the same designer with a similar cut. Examine the fabric, get a feel for the colors and quality. And if you like what you see, order t. You should also try and ask them to bring in a sample. If you’re 90% sure you love the dress, its worth asking (and possibly paying a nominal amount) to get it in.
Post # 16
@mepayne: 4/6 but probably closer to 6 when that was taken thanks to some happy weight. It still needed to be clipped in order to stay up but I think proportionally the dress was cut well for my shape (on the border between ruler and hourglass). Unfortunately I can’t remember if that sample was a 10 or a 12 but I want to say 12.