(Closed) ANOTHER dress regret thread. Was your dress sample very far off from fitting?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3586 posts
Sugar bee

Tried my dress on in a size 18 bought an 8 so i am still clueless as to what it will look like. I am hoping it looks good. Mine is plaine satin and has  a belt but because it was such a big size, the consultant had to really pin it together so it looked as my torso was really long. I feel your pain but im just like eh ill get it when i get it and if it don’t look good ill figure something else out.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

crackktheskyy:  My dress is a label size 10. I managed to squeeze my bubble butt into a sample size 4 (which pretty much defies science), so yes, I ended up buying a dress that was way too small when I tried it on and I couldn’t be happier. 

Here is me in the sample:

Here is my actual dress (size 10)

Let’s face it, there is and always has been a lot of emphasis on the dress. It’s the most photographed piece of clothing you’ll ever wear. I think the fascination stems from the old school of thought that it’s the “bride’s day” and all focus is on her. I don’t buy into that. However, I think this mentality is starting to shift as you see more and more couples planning weddings together rather than just the bride. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m actually feeling a bit of dress regret at the moment as well. There’s a dress out there that I REALLY want to try on, but I don’t want to make myself freak out even more. If I end up liking that one, there is one on a pre-owned wedding dress site, and it would work out that I could just cancel my current dress order and still have spent less than if I kept my current dress. I’m so torn if I should try it on, but it seems to be everything I wanted instead of the dress I put a deposit on. Then again, one dress I thought I would LOVE I ended up hating on me. ARGH I feel your pain. Most of the ones I really liked I couldn’t even try on because of my size (14/16) which is frustrating in itself.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was actually really nervous about the exact same thing – that none of the samples would fit and I’d have to “envision” what the dress would look like as they held it up to me. Luckily, the store I went in to had a variety of sample sizes for different dresses and I didn’t even bother trying on ones lower than a certain size. The sample I tried on was 4 sizes too small, the back didn’t meet so they used a panel to fill in the blanks, BUT it was a ballgown, so it didn’t really matter below the waist.

Everyone asks about the dress because it’s the biggest deal, detail wise. It’s iconic.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

People ask about the dress because it’s fun and easy to relate to (as opposed to asking about the invitations or photographers.) don’t worry people don’t really care! No one will care about your dress as much as you do so what really matters is if you like it. Show us a picture!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I wouldn’t worry about it until your dress comes in in your size.  My dress sample was about 5 sizes too big.  On a strapless dress you could just clip it and see what it would be like, but my dress had straps and a large keyhole back.  There was no way to clip it in the back since it was essentially backless.  It looked horrible and matronly on me, but I was still drawn to the dress, loved the way it looked on the model, and could imagine what it would look like on me when I had the sample on me.  But during the long wait for the dress, I definitely freaked out.  It is so crazy that the most important and expensive dress you will ever buy and you just have to imagine that it fits you.  It ended up looking absolutely perfect, and was my gorgeous perfect dress.  I really would just try to forget about the dress until it comes it- I know it is easier said than done, but worrying is only self-destructive.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Mine fit perfectly 

Post # 12
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

crackktheskyy:  I’ve put the deposit down on Sophia Tolli Elsa, but I’ve lately been drooling over Sophia Tolli Panem. My mom, Future Mother-In-Law, MoH all saw the one I put the deposit on and agreed it was the best I had tried on, but the Panem was really the shape I was going for the whole time, even though it’s similar to Elsa… Without being the size I’m hoping to be by the time my wedding rolls around (if I ever get around to STOP eating from this holiday season lol), it’s hard for me imagine in my head. Blah.

ETA: I was seriously trying to be so careful and trying on a bunch of things before I pulled the trigger. Oops. I never thought I’d be one to want a second dress instead and regret the first one before I even paid the darn thing off yet.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

crackktheskyy:  Thank you so much! I Just wanted to be able to show you the difference between the two and that the right size makes such a difference. 

Did she have you try on a larger sample of a different dress with a similar shape? Part of the reason why I felt secure ordering my dress even though the sample was so small was because I had tried on other dresses with the same silhouette, so I could envision how it would look. That is a beautiful dress and I honestly think it will look fantastic on you in your proper size, but perhaps it would help soothe your mind if you tried on a larger sample of the same silhouette. Also, my sister had the same problem of being “well endowed in the chestal region” when she was trying on her wedding dresses. She had to order her dress two sizes larger than her waist and hips measured. A really good bustier didn’t hurt, either! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We look to be similar in size/shape/maybe even height!, and I wore Enzoani Grace, which if you google it is surprisingly similar to yours. I felt beautiful in it, and I think it’s a lovely dress you will be very happy with. It is very romantic looking, not matronly! Wait till it gets in before you change your mind. It’s a great dress!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I think the dress looks better on you than on the model. It doesn’t seem to fit her at all and the bodice looks much too long on her. It looks like a bit of an empire waist dress on you but I think it’s super flattering. When are you supposed to get your dress in? I think you’ll feel a lot better once you get to try it on in your size and (hopefully) fall back in love with it again. It’s a very pretty dress.

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