(Closed) Bought a dress w/o trying it on first??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did! And it worked out wonderfully for me. 

What made it work (in my situation) was that a) I was buying it from a real bride with a similar body type  and height and b) her measurements were listed and I matched them to mine. 

Good luck. 🙂

Post # 4
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I haven’t, but I definitely considered it as it’s so much cheaper and so many brides have had success!  Where will you get it from?  A lot of websites will take your exact measurements, so try to do that so there are minimal alterations.  Good luck!  Do you have a picture of the dress you love?

Post # 5
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t personally because things look so different on me than on the hanger, but that’s my body type and I think that you could definitely have a lot more luck than I would being a size 0 so things generally would fit better for you. It’s a gorgeous dress!! 🙂 good luck!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would try on similiar shapes to know what sort of silhouette would look good on you. 90% of the time, I can pick something out and go “yeah that’ll look awesome on me”. If you know your shape, you know your shape.

Also, keep in mind there may be a layer of crinoline under that skirt, so it may lay flatter in real life. You may want to add the crinoline if you’re hooked on the slight flare out of the skirt.

That dress is gorgeous! And there’s nothing too crazy about it to the point you probably don’t know how it’d look on you. It’s got a relatively basic silhouette, a soft neckline, and the skirt’s awesome.

Post # 7
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I did! I tried on a dress at DB that I liked, but it just wasn’t wow enough… so when I went to another bridal salon, I showed them the pictures of me in that dress, and asked what they had that looked like that… and they found THE perfect dress, it was the same cut, and shape, but much nicer fabric and more more fabulous beading (thanks Maggie Sottero!). The only bummer is that the sample was a size 6, and I’m a size 18! But I ordered it anyways, because I knew that style of dress what what I wanted, and I can’t wait for it to come in!

Post # 8
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did and I’m having some anxiety about it, the dress hasn’t come in yet (it’s not due till May, but I’m still nervous). Because I didn’t have the experience of trying on dresses with friends and family.

I would suggest like ejs4y8 sais, to try on similar silhoettes and see if that’s the style for you. Just in case. Good Luck, I hope it turns out great for you!!!

Post # 9
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I almost bought a dress without trying it on because I was so convinced that I was in love with it and it would look good on me because I have similar body type as the model. I called a lot of bridal stores and no one have the dress for me to try on but luckily one of the offered to borrow a sample dress from the manufacturer. It worked out well because when I tried on the sample dress, I didn’t feel the wow factor.  Anyway, I hope you have a better luck than I did!

Good luck!!!

Post # 10
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did.  I tried on other gowns from the same designer with similar shapes that didn’t have the detailing that was on the gown that I wanted.  Once you know a certain shape will work for you, I think it’s not a problem to buy a dress without trying it on first.

Post # 12
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend did that. She fell in love with a dress she saw online and they didn’t have a sample in the store because it was a couple of seasons old. She tried on similar dresses, but she couldn’t get over that first one. She ordered the one she loved, stressed about it, but when it came in, she knew she had made the right choice, going with her gut. Good luck!

Post # 13
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I bought a dress on ebay.  I just made sure it was a larger size so I could take it in to my measurements.  I almost bought a dress that I would have to squeeze into, but I’m glad that I didn’t.  It was much easier just to alter the dress to flatter me!

The topic ‘Bought a dress w/o trying it on first??’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors