Post # 1
I have tried on what seems like hundreds of dresses since we got engaged christmas day ’12’. There were a few that I liked and a few that were absolutely disasterous. But never one that I LOVED! But then when searching online I found THE perfect dress from Impressions Bridal. I decided not to go try it on etc because I had previously seen the perfect dress a hundred times over, but then a few weeks down the line I fell out of love with it. But this dress I loved for months and still love now. SO I found a stockist and asked if they stock it, but unfortunately they don’t, they would have to order it in but that would require me to pay a 50% deposit and the other 50% would need to be paid when the dress is delivered to the store.
I decided after about a month of thinking about it, to go for it! I had tried on dresses in a similar style and they looked amazing on me. I am not a skinny bride but not overly overweight either, but this style suited me perfectly. So I’m not worried about it not looking right when I go see it and try it on for the first time.
But I was wondering if anyone else has commited to a dress they have never tried on or seen ‘in the flesh’?
(I hope this works but this is my dress. I think it is absolutely stunning)
Post # 3
I am so in love with this dress!
Post # 4
I did that and ended up selling it because it just looked ok on me. But that shouldn’t stop you, especially if you’ve tried on similar ones.
The dress I did buy was off the rack from the store around the corner with no alterations required. Everyone thought I had it custom-made.
ETA that dress is beautiful!
Post # 5
@Maxyfishface78: I say go for it – if you’ve tried on similar dresses and it’s the style you’re going for, it should all work out! Which dresses did you try on that were similar?
Post # 6
I tried on several ruffle type dresses but they seemed to ‘busy’ but the actual shape/style suited my figure. they pulled me in at the waist and made my boobs look a little bigger lol. Plus I have a lovely tattoo on my back that I love and the low cut of the dresses helped show the tattoo off.
I tried some hitched up type dresses too, again with the same shape etc. They all looked amazing, but I just didn’t love them. I wanted something I hadn’t seen on every other bride. Then I found this one! I’ve seen similar but I didn’t care! I fell in love!
I don’t have the pics of the other dresses I tried on.. I had to reformat due to my laptop crashing so lost everything 🙁
Also.. I found with the criscross pleating on the bodice it helped make me look slimmer due to the angle of the pleating.
Post # 7
That dress is beautiful!! I would go for that one without seeing it! I bought my dress from preownedwedding dresses without trying on the dress in store!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My friend did that and ended up not liking the dress. Fortunately she had also purchased another dress that she had tried on in person, and she wore that one on her wedding day.
Post # 9
I get to see the dress and try it on for the first time in February! they could have had it ready for November, but I didn’t want it too soon before the wedding due to having to pay for it to be stored etc. for as long as any alterations are being made I don’t have to pay for storage, so I’m trying to drag it out a little to save money But MY GOSH!!! It’s hard work lol.. I’ve never been able to wait for something. I’m a very punctual person, expect punctuality, and if I want something I wanted it last week lol. So having to wait until February is testing all of my willpower… Willpower I never thought I had. It would be easy for me to call the store and tell them to get it here for November, BUT for the above reason I will hold off for a little bit.
But I sooo cannot wait to try it on.
I ordered it in white. I am mixed race so have darker skin, not dark! But when I tried on the ivory dresses, even the white-ivory, they looked dirty against my skin tone, but white looked bright and beautiful. So went for the white.
I am also having my hair in a simple high bun with a beautiful diamante and pearl band going around the bun, but not sure if I should have a full length veil then switch it to a shorter one for the reception, or just have a short one from the start…. I LOVE the idea of a long one that’s attatched at the back of the high bun….. I will just have to try a few out when I try on the dress
Post # 10
GORGEOUS dress! Good luck!
Post # 11
@Maxyfishface78: I think it depends on how trying on clothes tends to work for you in general. Personally, I think that most dresses (and pants, and shirts, etc.) do not fit me right because I have long legs and a short torso. So if the waistline doesn’t hit at just the right place I tend to look very frumpy and wider than I really am. So for me, I would never order something just based on the look of it. I tend to buy clothes/dresses because of how they make me look rather than how the dress looks by itself. But if fit and flattering your shape are not a huge concern, then definitely go for it.
Post # 12
@GrannyPantiesRock: Yes I agree! I have broad shoulders so a lot of dresses look terrible on me. I have to always try them on first. But since I have tried on similar styles/shapes I wasn’t very worried…. I do have the fear that it will be a flop on me, but another part of me is very confident about it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
@Maxyfishface78: i ordered my dress without trying it on. the sample was a size like 5 or something small and i am a plus size bride (24). i ordered my dress and fretted about it for 7 months. it turned out even better than i had dreamed. i had made changes to the neckline and the train when i ordered it. i am so glad i went with my gut and got the dress i loved (even though i couldnt try it on) and not settled for something that was just nice.
i say go for it!
Post # 14
I ordered mine online without trying! I contacted the company ahead of time with my measurements and they guided me to the right size.
Granted, its not a “traditional” wedding dress (it’s a street sized dress), but I’m really happy with it and it looks amazing on me.
Post # 15
If I may make an observation: I think you are in love with the idea of becoming a bride. I think you have dress commitment issues. You are in love with the gown til you fall out of love with it.
I don’t know your budget, but usually NOT trying on a dress is a bad idea. Speaking from experience, those little tiny differences can become larger when you are in that dress. Especially when you narrow it down to the point where you look good in all those final selections.
Post # 16
I bought my dress without ever seeing it in person or trying it on! I had never even tried on anything in that style! I always wanted an a-line dress, and the one I bought was a mermaid!
The dress fit perfectly, and was everything I expected. Although I don’t love myself in the dress (a little self concious, but that’s my problem, not the dress) I am so pleased with my choice though! It is a stunning dress and I’m so glad I went ahead and ordered it!