Post # 1
I have found my dream dress, unfortunately only online! I have called 3 provinces close to me, and not one place has this dress for me to try on. It is the Maggie Sottero Penelope gown. I am absolutely in love with it! It is everything I want in a dress! I am just scared that once I purchase it, I will hate the way it looks on me!
Does anyone have any experience with this gown? Know anyone who has tried it on? Have any photos by chance? It would be incredibly helpful! Also, if you ordered your dress without trying it on, did you have a good or bad experience?
Thanks ladies, you are the best!
I am having some issues uploading the photos, so here is the link for now!
Post # 4
did you call the bridal shops to see if they carry a similar maggie gown and try that on instead? i think you should at least try a similar one by the same designer before you order it. good luck!
Post # 5
Have you tried on various shapes and styles already? if so – maybe would be ok to order online but in my personal experience I had no idea of what shape would look good on me until I tried the different styles. Some that I loved before by just seeing them in magazines did nothing for me (i.e. i looked like a box or it just didn’t flatter me). So I’d try to make sure the general shape works first…
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I second tropicalbarbi. If you’ve tried on similar dresses and you’ve tried on Maggie dresses and you know you like THAT shape and neckline and you like the way you feel in that line of dresses… go for it.
Post # 7
Some bridal places will let you order a sample of the gown to try on (but usually for a price around $50) so maybe you could go that route if you are sure that it is the dress for you! If not, I would try to find the closest match and then try that gown on. Have you thought about looking for the gown on preownedweddingdresses.com or oncewed.com to see how it looks on other real brides? Good luck!!!
Post # 8
I looked online at numerous Maggie Sottero dresses and I was sold on her “brielle” gown. I tried it on in the salon and it was NOT what I expected. I knew that I wanted a Maggie for my wedding dress so I tried on other ones and ended up falling in love with the Monalisa Royale. I saw that one online and did not like it at all!!!
So I guess my advice would be to go into a salon and try on other Maggie Sottero dresses that are very similar to Penelope. Is it tie up in the back? If so you can always make it tighter so you have some flexibility when it comes to sizing. Also, the beading and fabric are a lot different in person than an online photo. Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
I was extreeeeemely tempted to buy a dress that I saw online and loved. I probably called about a million stores and no one had it (even stores in different states where my parents live). I sucked it up and just forgot about the dress because I just don’t think it’s smart to buy a dress without trying it.
Definitely at the very least try on some similar ones or keep looking for a place that has it! I know some companies, like Watters, has a “borrower” program, where a bridal store can be lent a sample of the dress for about a week so that you can try it. Maybe you can ask about that?
Post # 10
Hmm … I would not order without trying it on first. I thought I would look good in the trumpet style dresses, but found out after trying them on that I looked a bit too sexy (and hippy) and sexy wasn’t what I was going for on my wedding day.
As previous posters have mentioned I would try on similar styles by Maggie. I just would be worried that something would fit incorrectly.
On the positive side, it does look like a dress that would flatter anoyone’s figure.