(Closed) Buying a dress online

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4037 posts
Honey bee

Never a good idea.


Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I wanted to custom design my dress and I ordered from an etsy seller called gownsbylindaandagnes. I will let you know how my dress comes out. It should be ready sometime in the next 2 weeks. Here is the link to another bride who ordered through them.


My dress cost $450. The ladies who run the shop are super nice and always ask questions to be sure they know what I want and were willing to work with my budget because I’m trying to get 2 dresses so I can only spend so much on each one. 

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee

cairparavel: I bought mine online at preownedweddingdress.com it was a Pnina Tornai dress for $1900 never worn for a wedding it was a sample. The shop I got it from gave proceeds to charity. I just went and and tried on the VERY similar dress a s bridal store near me. I love it glad I ordered mine. If you know what you want I would say go for it. 

Post # 5
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If you do buy a dres online make sure its a site with lots of good customer reviews.

Post # 6
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought a sample online, but I had tried on many dresses at stores so I knew what silhouettes looked okay on me.

Post # 7
112 posts
Blushing bee

Seconding what Bored6 suggested. Also, check their return policy! I ordered from a site that offered free shipping and return and didn’t read the fine print until after I decided to return – it was free returns up to a certain dollar amount! 


Post # 8
2271 posts
Buzzing bee


I mean you should always try store bought first, you know what you are getting plus you know it is a legit designer. Plus blush dresses are not all that hard to find. I work at a bridal shop and we have several for reasonable prices.

Essense of Australia D1802

Essense of Australia D1702

Essense of Australia D1715

Essense of Australia D1604

Marina Liana 607

Mori Lee 2702

Mori Lee 2677

Mori Lee 6766

Wtoo ‘Isadora’

Wtoo ‘Iliana’

Pronovias ‘Maddie’

Pronovias ‘Bonanza’

Post # 9
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I just received my dress from an Etsy seller this week and I couldn’t be happier! I know the shop has some colored dresses to view, or you could go the custom route. I will attach some pictures of my dress so you can see the quality. Please PM me if you’re interested in getting the sellers info 🙂

Post # 10
1008 posts
Bumble bee

I bought my gown online from http://www.bestbridalprices.com without trying it on first, and I’m really happy with it. I did visit a local salon beforehand to try on dresses in a variety of styles to see which ones suited me best. 

Post # 11
1198 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i also suggest trying on gowns first, because what you think you like may not be what you really want in the end. i always thought i would go for something flowier, but in the end i fell in love with a mermaid and scored my mori lee 5108 for USD500 on preownedweddingdresses.com. you could also try looking at prom dresses. 

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