Post # 1
So, one of my favorite designers is selling some sample gowns this week at half off. For a girl that previously couldn’t afford her work, I was really excited by this. There is one dress that is in my wedding dress size and color. It’s not the exact style I am in love with, but it was in my top 3. Since it is online, I cant try it on in person (the designer doesn’t have any stores near me). I would be taking a risk by buying it, but it is only $300 + shipping.
I have looked in to getting the same dress made by a Chinese vendor, but none of them can do it for fabric and design issues.
So, my question is, should I get it and sell it if I dont like it? Or should I pass on it and find a different dress?
Post # 3
You have to weigh your options.
Would you still be able to afford another dress if this dress doesn’t work out.
Maybe you won’t be able to sell it quickly and be out of money when you really need it most
If you will have enough to buy it and still afford a different dress, I would say go for it.
Have you checked the designers sizing chart to see if it’ll fit you very well? Alterations can get quite pricey.
That’s the good thing about dresses from China, they make them to your exact measurements.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t count on being able to sell it. (consider it a bonus if you can)
if you get it can it be altered to your liking?
if it turns out to be a disaster can you afford another dress?
maybe let us know who the designer is and posters can tell you if the dresses run true to size?
Post # 5
I really wouldn’t order the dress without trying it first. I ordered a sample sale designer gown online to cut down to make it into a reception dress, and it ended up looking not so great on me. Thankfully I didn’t spend too much on it but now I am really having trouble selling it. Since you cannot try the dress I would say forget it and find something in your area that you can afford. In this case I would leave it especially since it is a big purchase and like you said it was not one of your first choices.
Post # 6
@Otaqueen: My budget was $600 for dress and alterations. Originally, this dress goes for $600 (but does custom sizing). However, I am super petite (as in under 5 feet), so I will need alterations anyways.
From all the sales of this particular designer, her work gets sold fairly quickly. And I could afford another dress if I had to get one.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t do it… but it sounds like you really want to, so good luck 🙂
Post # 8
Does she provide the measurements for each size? As long as you are confident in your measurements/size, I say go for it.
Post # 9
Do you have a picture of the style? I bought a sample for my dress, but there were definitely some styles/details that weathered a LOT better than others in the trying-on process. The beading on mine needed work, for example.
Post # 11
Nice, it’s very different. If you think that it would work for you or you could buy another dress if it didn’t work then I would say go for it. However since I don’t see the style being all that popular you may have a hard time selling it if it didn’t work out. So you may be stuck with it.