(Closed) Am I going nuts… Maggie Esme sample vs my real dress?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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eislc:  What a gorgeous dress! You look amazing in both versions but, as other PPs have also said, I do see the differences you’re refering to. I wouldn’t be too worried about the fabric in the skirt (I do think it will ‘loosen’ up as you wear it in a little) but the length of the bodice is a shame. If I hadn’t seen the picture of you in the sample then I never would have thought twice about it, but I do think it suits you a little better being slightly longer.

It’s difficult when you’ve had the dress shipped from elsewhere, but you do have a fair bit of time up your sleeve to play with. I would contact Maggie Sottero as soon as you can and see if there are any options. Many places will lengthen the bodice by an inch or two when making your dress for a slight extra charge, and it’s possible that you might still be able to exchange yours for one with this custom alteration, or that they may be able to supply some additional fabric for a seamstress to try and work with, if you would like. Alternatively, perhaps they would be willing to make you an alternative custom bodice without the skirt that could be shipped directly to you and attached to your exisiting skirt. I know the shipping will be expensive, but it might be worth it if you are unhappy. I would talk to either Maggie Sottero or the store you went through to order the dress as soon as you can.

If you don’t make any changes at all then that dress still looks amazing and you will blow your Fiance away 🙂

 

Post # 17
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Busy bee

They both look incredible on you but I know from experience how a tiny little diffefence can change your whole feeling on a dress. 

is that the esme or the esme Marie? I’m sure I read something on the bee yesterday about there being 2 similar styles with subtle differences. Is there a chance you tried one and then ordered the other?

i just did a quick google and from what I could see the differences were the length of the torso and the material of the skirt so it sounds like that may be the case.

honearly though, either way I don’t think you can lose. You look gorgeous and both dresses look like they were made for you 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I totally get what you’re saying about the bodice & the color & feel the same way you do. The softness will come when they steam it for you though. Will they switch em out for you at no cost?

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am a size 8.  When I bought my first dress, I tried it on in a size 24 (only size the salon had in that dress) and loved the way it looked when I saw it clipped back and fitting me properly.  When my dress finally arrived in a size 8, the natural waist of the sample was now an empire waist on my dress, making me look pregnant.  I didn’t like it and decided to go back to the drawing board and look for a new dress.  So yes, larger sizes will have lengthened bodices on some dresses, and that looks like what happened with yours.

With that said, I LOVE your dress on you!  I do see a difference between the two pictures through, so if you are not happy, take it back to the salon and show them this picture.  You paid for a product, so you should be happy with it!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - The Vineyard and Winery at Lost Creek, VA

oh my – I can’t even comment on differences because my jaw is on the floor with the stunning-ness of that dress!!!!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I know Maggie makes the Esme and Esme Marie — the Esme Marie has a longer bodice and an organza skirt, while the Esme has a shorter bodice and a tulle skirt.  Is it possible that you tried on the Esme Marie but they accidentally ordered or shipped the Esme?

esme Marie

Esme

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Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Maybe they ordered you in the wrong dress? I’m pretty sure that Maggie Sottero comes in an Esme and Esme Marie with one having a longer bodice than the other. I might be wrong but try Googling the two names and see if they’re two different dresses!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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BeachBee1988:  I came to add this exact comment!

This happened to a friend of mine here in Canada as well!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

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eislc:   there is actually 2 Esme one Esme and one Esme Marie i’m wondering if you tried on one of them and got the other? On Maggie website they look extremely similar except the tulle so i’m not sure 🙁 sorry i’m no help at all but it looks beautiful on you

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

The bodice looks much shorter! As for the tulle is looks stiffer but that’s because I’m sure the sample has been tried on a bunch. But you look beauitful in both!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Tulle is stiff because it’s new. Bodice is shorter because they are probably using a smaller pattern for your size two dress, and it’s proportionally how the dress should look. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Yes, I was thinking they accidently ordered the Esme, when you really wanted the Esme Marie!

Post # 29
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Busy bee

MAKE THEM CHANGE IT!

its your right! 7 months is more than enough time to give them what you want

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I actually love the way the second one looks on you, more then the sample. It does look like the bodice is longer but I think it just brings or your figure

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