(Closed) Did you look for a used dress? Did you find the one you wanted?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you try or succeed to buy a used dress?
    I tried to find a particular dress in a particular size and succeeded! : (8 votes)
    20 %
    I tried to find a particular dress in a particular size and it didn't pan out... : (9 votes)
    22 %
    I bought a used dress, but didn't have a specific style number in mind so it was simple. : (8 votes)
    20 %
    Nah, I didn't buy a used dress, but I like polls. : (14 votes)
    34 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I actually bought my dress from a Bee on here!  I tried on the dress and literally TWO DAYS after I tried on the dress and decided to buy it used, I saw this woman’s dress for sale on here in a recap!  In the right size!  I definitely need to get it altered (I’m 5’2″ and the previous owner was 5’8″ or something like that), but it worked out for me.  However, it’s a David’s Bridal dress so it’s pretty common.

    ETA: The dress is originally $649, I got it for $200 🙂  Me in the store:

    Post # 18
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well I got a sample, so I guess that’s used? It fits perfectly!

    I need it hemmed, but besides that I don’t need any other alterations besides the cups that I’m getting put into the bodice. I wound up getting my $3200 Paloma Blanca dress for $1198. 🙂 

    Post # 21
    8 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got mine from ebay- it was new with tags still attached (it was in pristine shape, but had been altered–lucky for me because did not have to hem or get it bustled.) So I got all that for 118 dollars including shipping.  I was surprised how well it fit 🙂 When I bid on it, I had already tried on dresses with the same shape, so I knew I would like that.  Also, with the price that I got it for, I was pretty sure that I could sell it and at least break even if I didn’t like it.  I added an off the shoulder bolero from alex bridal and now I love it!!  Gettng a bargain deal, allows me  buy a beautiful dress, and spend money on other parts of the wedding.

    Post # 22
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I bought a preowned Watters lace ballgown for $550 from recycled bride. I didn’t really have a specific style in mind, I just searched for ivory, size 6 and after browsing several pages of dresses I found my dress! 

    Post # 23
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have the same dress as AsscherLover and also got it used. I loved it in a salon and then got it through preownedweddingdresses.com (but the seller had it listed in multiple spots). I tried to sell a couple of dresses online, so I know there are flakes and scammers out there, but I had a really great experience buying my dress. Mine came with a sweet note from the woman who sold it to me, and a request that I send a picture once I actually got married in it.

    Of course, it all about who you end up buying from.

    Post # 24
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I tried.  But I had a heck of a time getting people to respond to emails!

    Post # 25
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I bought my dress off of ebay. It is Calista by Maggie Sottero. It retails for about $1500 and I got it for $500.

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