(Closed) Anyone tried Aria??

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes! I am having my bridesmaids order Aria dresses for my wedding in October. I have been to the shop in DC once and am going again in January.

I found the dresses to be very true to size, well constructed and absolutely beautiful in person. They look great on the website, but they are even nicer in real life. I have photos I can share of myself (size 10) and one of my bridesmaids  (size 6). 

Also they have a mail away try-on program, they will actually send you the dresses and you can try them on at home for a small fee. Call one of the stores (Karen runs the DC boutique) and talk to them. They have great tips about getting the most out of the mail away try-on service. 

I think it’s really worth the trouble. One of my other bridesmaids has worn J Crew and David’s Bridal in other weddings weddings and said that Aria is her favorite experience so far. 

Message me if you would like to see the pics (and I can share some other sizing details too)!

 

Post # 4
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1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Hey there, we’re ordering Aria Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and tried them on in the DC location.  They’re suprisingly very true to size. an 8 is an 8, a 14 a 14.  The shantung silk is to die for.  Also, they have a "try on" program http://www.ariadress.com/FAQ.htm#TryOnProgram 

Which I would reccomend so you can see how lovely the dresses are.  Also because I’m neurotic.

Also, a word of warning, the V necks are a bit odd, esp for larger busted girls.  We all ended up liking #160 the best.

 Good luck!!!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

the aria dresses are certainly beautiful and true to size, however, a few friends and i were all aria bridesmaids in a july, 2006 wedding and we all had problems with the boning in the dress.  it wasn’t so bad standing up, but sitting down was painful, the boning poking you right in the abs!  by the end of the night we all had red marks, some of which lasted ’til the next day.  ouch! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I wore an Aria dress to my best friend’s wedding in September… I thought it was of nice quality and the sizing seemed right.  But ditto what lilikoi said about the boning!  We had the MOB remove almost all of the boning from our dresses the day before the wedding… mine was either poking me painfully or poking out almost making a hole in the dress before she took it out!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I also wore an aria dress as a bridesmaid…a strappless style. I found the dresses ran slightly large.  I was a size 6 (street size) and I ordered a size 6… it needed to be taken in a bit.  But running big is better than running small!  Half of the bridesmaids (larger busted ones) also removed the boning in their dresses.  I left mine in but since it was still fairly loose, it wasn’t as painful as it was to them.  If you get your dresses tailored to fit perfectly, the boning will be a problem.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thank you for this post–I am now considering dresses from Aria as well!  Please keep us updated!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

well, keep in mind that not all the dresses have boning.  in fact, I don’t think most of them that are made now do.  I’d just check which styles you’re planning on ordering to see if they have boning or not.

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