(Closed) Dress Quality Worse Than Sample?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2574 posts
Sugar bee

The sample has been worn many times over so thats probably where the softness and flowing come from because it has been “worked in” 

Yours is brand new so its going to be stiffer that being said it shouldn’t be subpar quality 

Ps i thought the pic of your dress was the sample and the sample was the dress you  didnt like because honestly the pic on the left looks so much better than the sample to me

Post # 3
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The diffference in the tulle is that the sample has been steamed and worn several times.  When your dress has been steamed the tulle will soften and lay more smoothly.  It looks like a lovely dress.  Is it from the Allure Romance line?  Why do you feel that it is cheaper?  

Post # 4
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree, I bet steaming and some wear will soften your dress. but really, I was just posting to say that, when I looked, I expected you to say the pic on the RIGHT was your disappointing dress. To my eyes, the dress on the left looks beautiful, esp with the brown belt! Very pretty.

Post # 7
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I see no difference from the pictures. The brand new dress has never been worn so it is probably super stiff from being recently made and ironed or steamed. Like a pp poster said, the sample has been worn who knows how many times. You look beautiful though and I’m sure it’ll all come together when you decide in a final look or the big day.

Post # 8
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had to look twice because I like the dress on the left and thought you were disappointed with the dress on the right. If you don’t like the belt on your dress on the left, I’m sure you could purchase a extra free standing belt that would work with your dress. But, I like your dress. Nice crisp especially on top. Fits well. Looks like the skirt fts, too. Smile. very pretty. 



Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee

shoebox:  If you ordered the belt in ivory and it came in brown, that’s the store’s mistake, not yours.  You should have them replace it with a correctly colored belt.  

Post # 10
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think your new dress looks nicer actually! I had a tulle dress and it was too big and stiff. We took some layers out (being as I had 5 tulle & 1 satin) and it laid flatter! It will be fine! 

Post # 11
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Your actual dress looks ten times better than the sample! It it gorgeous and I actually think the brown belt really sets it off, I thought “wow!” when I looked at the photo on the left. You have nothing to worry about at all. I think I have a bit of dress envy!!

Post # 12
11635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

shoebox:  I love yours!!  As PPs have said, the new dresses don’t have some of the softness because they haven’t been tried on 1000 times.  I think your dress is stunning and it looks much nicer than the sample!

Post # 13
8927 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like your actual dress better personally. I thought that was the sample you were referring to at first before I read the comment, lol.

Post # 14
137 posts
Blushing bee


shoebox:  I looked at the pictures first and then read the post….honestly the whole time I was reading the post after already looking at the pictures I thought that the picture on the left was the sample and the one on the right was your dress, and then was shocked to find out it was the other way around! Your dress is SO much more beautiful than the sample! The sample just looks old and used, yours looks so new and crisp!

Side note about the belt too…I love the brown with the colour of your dress! I’m not sure that the ivory would work with the colour of the dress. If you switch belt colour, post a picture of the ivory belt so we can see!

All in all you should be happy! You have a beautiful dress! 🙂

Post # 15
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

Honestly, your dress and the brown belt really work well together and quite frankly, I’m more impressed with the final product than the sample photo. Maybe it’s the lighting or photo quality but the dress looks much prettier in the picture on the left, in my opinion. 

FWIW, your dress is stunning. I love the bodice’s detail. 

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