(Closed) discontinued dress: what to do?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do...?
    Buy the dress, shell out the money for alterations, and hope everything works : (0 votes)
    Try to find the dress second hand in my actual size : (15 votes)
    65 %
    Settle for the DB dress : (0 votes)
    Keep looking for a similar gown by another designer : (8 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    do some internet research..you will find that dress. Many people buy dresses and they change their minds.

    Post # 4
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    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It looks like you can purchase it directly from the website you posted, so why not just buy it online, new, and in the size you need?

    Post # 5
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wanted a discontinued dress also.  I went to the designers website, got a list of all the dealers, starting with my area and worked out.  I finally found the dress that I wanted, in my size, color I wanted two states away.  They could have shipped it to me no problem, lucky for me my mom lives in the state that I found it so I didn’t have to pay for shipping.  Can’t hurt to try, I did spend one whole day on the phone but it was worth it to me and I got a screaming deal on the dress.

    IMO, I just think that many sizes to change is just a huge chance to take that it will come out just like you envision.

    Post # 7
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2003

    cajungirl, I’ve just done a mock order for the Allure gown & it will let me place an order for this dress. 

    It is being discontinued – as in, it isn’t discontinued yet – you will be able to purchase it from the allure website.

    Post # 8
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would totally find a place that will still order the Allure for you (including that site), if your a 2/4, I’d order a 6 to be on the safe side.  The allure is a much nicer dress than the david’s IMO.

    Post # 9
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    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with the other ladies.  Call, call, call until you find it.  Otherwise, order it online.  I’m sure someone out there has your size!  I’d be a little weary about altering a 10 down to your size.  I think something would be lost in it.  Good luck to you!

    Post # 11
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    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Have you checked Netbride?  I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from them and have had zero problems.  They were so helpful and friendly.

    Post # 12
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would definitely check out the classifieds here. So many people either end up having dress regret with their first dress and then need to sell one, or end up just changing their minds altogether on style, etc. There are also several members in the classifieds section that own/run retail stores. They may be able to help you find the dress in your size. Best of luck!

    Post # 13
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You can look around and see on Ebay, or used bridal dress sites.. or if you are reealllyyyyyy in the need/want for it, you can just have it custom made for you from a well known tailor- Im sure youll find it though!

    Post # 14
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    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The website you posted lists themselves as an authorized dealer of Allure, (so it would appear they are not an “unregistered dealer” if that’s what you were referring to).  Not sure if there is a way to verify that with Allure or not.  Looks like Misses Dressy has a range of reviews, good and bad, so it’s up to you if you want to order from them or not.

    Have you tried contacting Allure for help?  Is the dress still able to be ordered, or is it limited to whatever various stores have in stock right now?

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If it hasn’t been discontinued yet, try asking the bridal salon (or another bridal salon in your area that carries Allure) if they can still order it. The store might be giving you the sample option first, because the store wants to unload the sample dress.

    Alternatively, see if the David’s bridal dress can be altered to add straps similar to the Allure dress.

    I think you are right, in that altering a size 10 dress to size 2 would change the shape of the dress.

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