(Closed) Any luck buying a sample dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought a store sample that was 1 size too big.  I lost some more weight and had to have it taken in about 2 sizes.  However, I would not recommend buying a dress assuming you can lose X amount of weight.  What if you can’t?  You can’t return a store sample. 

Some stores have larger sample dresses in a variety of sizes.  The one I purchased was a 16/18 (street 14/16).  Keep looking. 

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You wedding is still pretty far away, so I think its safe to wait a while.  Talk to the super helpful ladies and tell them you love the dress but cant afford it and to let you know if the sample goes on sale.  And also to notify you in case it gets discontinued/ is about to.  You have a couple of months to play around with it.

Post # 6
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dress was a sample dress and at the time it fit perfectly.  However I bought the sample on the spot…. I didn’t have to wait around til the sample sale or anything. I think in your situation you won’t know what condition the dress will be in…Plus its in a size that doesnt fit you.  I am sure it will be fine but that is a lot of money to spend on a dress that possibly many brides to be will be trying on…..AND take my advice do not buy a smaller dress size…. I was a bridesmaid, ordered a smaller size dress, and I had to starve myself for two weeks leading up to the wedding just to get the zipper up!!! So not worth it!! A bigger size can always be taken in.  A smaller size not so much!!  Good luck!

Post # 9
11 posts

ORIGINAL, beautiful Pronovias Bermeo dress with matching lace jacket and veil. Size 8. I am 5’6” and had 2inch heals.  I wore this once for my wedding-October 2012. This dress is in excellent condition and is exactly as you would buy it from the shop. Has been professionally dry cleaned. Please contact me if anyone interested.

Post # 10
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it really depends on the shop.  Is this the kind of place where the attendant helps you put on the dress and take it off, so you know that it’s not being thrown around?  Then it’s probably going to be in good shape in a while.  If it’s the kind of place where women are just kind of grabbing dresses and dealing with it themselves, I’d be pretty nervous about the condition of the sample.

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