(Closed) Can’t locate the dress I want to try on.. will this work?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

As long as the style is from the same designer, then I think it’s pretty safe.  You just want to be sure you are looking at the same quality fabrics, same color options, cut of neckline, etc.

I think if you try on a similar dress and like it but feel it’s missing XYZ from your dress above, go for it!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I strongly suggest trying on the actual dress before you buy.  All dresses are different and fit different.  Pretty dress, by the way!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MsInterpret: That sucks! Texas is a large state  it took us 24 hours to get from South-east Texas to the other side of the state. lol

This was my plan, start local, then go to the nearest metro-area, then go to Stardus in Dallas, then Klienfields. I did find a dress from a local shop. You may have to travel, but I would exhaust my local resources before traveling. Good Luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you not ask one of the stores that is close to you that carries the same designer to get the dress in? I know a lot of places do a borrow the dress type program. You usually have to pay a fee, but it seems like something you’d be willing to do…

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

good luck finding the dress.  maybe some of the local stores that carry the brand can have the dress shipped in for you to try for a fee?  I know the ones by me would charge like $25 or $50 to have the dress come in (they’re called floater or loaner dresses I think), and i could apply the money to whatever dress I bought. 

and I second what shellyjean says:  try on the dress before you buy.  i saw so many dresses online that I thought I would love, and then when I tried them on i was like “eh”.  Most likely because I’m on the short side and the models in the photos are all at least 5’7″, so things will hit differently on you than on them, and a dress that has a lot of pickups or a full skirt could wind up looking overwhelming on a short person vs. a taller one. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had the same problem with mine. I had to contact the designer to get a list of places that had it. The closest one was 3.5 hours away. So in the end I just tried on a similar dress by the same designer, saw that it would work on me, and went ahead and bought my dream dress sight unseen.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MsInterpret: I would go to Dallas before Houston. Could you have someone make the dress for you? Also, I am pretty sure that Stardust can find it/has it (they seem like the Kleinsfield of the South). Plus, Stardust has a large assortment of dresses so you will have a better chance of finding something that will work for you.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MsInterpret: That sounds like a good plan! Good luck! I hope you find it.

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