(Closed) Anyone wearing (or Would you Wear) a Sample Dress and Does it Bother You?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does it matter that I am wearing a Sample Dress off the Rack????
    Heck No!! And any little imperfections with the dress can be fixed or not even noticed! : (147 votes)
    90 %
    Heck Yes! It would bother me. People may notice it : (16 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I personally am not wearing one but, if my dress was offered as a sample I would have been all over it.

    Post # 4
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve got a sample dress and couldn’t be happier. It’s being dry cleaned by the shop and altered to fit  and I’ve basically got a £2.5k dress for £1k. Nobody will notice!

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am wearing a sample dress!! I love my dress and it didn’t bother me one bit! The boutique I went to picks new dresses that come in and use them as ” off the rack” dresses and I went it saying lets look through here! My dress was originally 1500, and I got it half off! Don’t let it bother you at all! Add things if you want but don’t pass it up if you love it!

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would have taken the sample of my dress from Alfred Angelo in a heartbeat. I had it on so many times during the decision process that it feels like my dress. It was so comfy and fit me perfectly…and I wouldn’t have minded paying 1/2 the price I did.  As long as you get it at a good sample price, and the dress is in good shape, I don’t see an issue with it.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I got a sample dress…. got me 50% off the RRP!! They even sent it off for cleaning and made sure all beading was still intact!! 😀

    Post # 8
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    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m wearing a sample dress and haven’t had one second of regret. It was in great condition when I bought it, with just a couple of things here and there that needed to be fixed, and of course I will need to have it professionally cleaned but that’s fine by me.  Unless there are huge issues with your sample that won’t be able to be repaired prior to your wedding, *no one will know it’s a sample*.

    Post # 9
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    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I wore a sample! It was in PERFECT condition as the store where I bought it took very good care of their samples. I paid 1/3 the original price, plus alterations. It was gorgeous!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    For many, buying a sample is a smart way to make the budget stretch further.  There are MANY bees on here who are wearing samples!  🙂

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I wore a sample dress. I picked out my dress about 6 weeks before my wedding so ordering new was not really an option anyway!

    All it needed was some hemming and a cleaning (both of which they handled for me) as it was in great shape and fit me perfectly. It was perfect for me, and perfect for my wallet too, ha ha! How many times can I say perfect?

    No one will know it is a sample unless you tell them. And even then, who cares? Nothing wrong with a sample! I told people it was.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    You love the dress, and no one will know it’s a sample, unless you want them to (I tell everyone who asks about my dress, that I was able to get a sample.) Can’t wait to wear it!

    Post # 13
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    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I tell everyone my dress is a sample too—why not? I like the fact that I got a designer dress for 1/5 the cost! 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I bought a sample dress and love it.  It was originally $4000 but with the store closing and great sale I was able to get it for $1600.  There is no way I would have paid full price for it.  There was a few buttons missing from the back, but the store had the buttons but other then that it was perfect.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m wearing a maggie sample that i scored on ebay from a bridal store that was closing down! 1/4 of the orig price and in perfect condition, looks like it was never tried on! I was really lucky. and i think it’s the best way to get the dress of your dreams and stay within your budget 🙂 it’s a win win!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wore a sample and I was perfectly happy with that decision!  My dress was slightly imperfect when I bought it, but all imperfections were dry cleaned and altered away very easily.  At a 30% discount over retail, I was more than happy to buy it!

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