Post # 1
Ok Bees, you win. I’ve officially been convinced that dresses made by Dressilyme are pretty darn amazing. I already have my dress but have fallen in LOVE with a totally different style. So I designed my own reception dress, a very simple sheath silk and lace, that I’ve sent off to Dressilyme to be made.
Here’s where I need help: I’ve stalked the boards for information on both Dressilyme and measurements. It seems that some bees have had perfect to-the-tee dresses but others said the measurements were off. The website seems to have very simple instructions on how to take them, but since the comments on this varied so much I was curious – any tips on the best way to measure yourself (if you aren’t going to have a professional do it)?
Any other Dressilyme experiences/advice/pictures would be awesome too. 🙂
Post # 3
DON’T do the measurements yourself. That said, you also don’t need to have a professional do it. Get a friend, your mom, your other half to measure you. When you measure yourself, you lift your arms and that can change the measurements a bit.
That said, if your dress has a corset back, it’s more forgiving in either direction of mismeasuring.
Post # 4
I agree… definitely DON’T try to measure yourself! It will always be off.
Post # 6
I went to a local tailor shop, and she didn’t charge me to take my measurements. It’s better to have someone else do it, preferably someone who knows exactly where to measure. Good luck with DressilyMe, I bought my dress from them and I LOVE it!!!
Post # 7
Just FYI – the presales person Coco told me they don’t do photo services this time of year because it’s their “busy” season. So if you are looking for that, you might want to try Jasmines instead. I ended buying from a local bridal store instead because of this…I didn’t want to risk it and it was worth paying a little more for my piece of mind.
Post # 8
@Bazingau: I am working with Coco too. I actually stalked the WeddingBee boards and learned that you have to be very persistent about asking for pictures. They use the same exact line with all of us, “This is our busy season… we don’t have time…” So I basically (very nicely) explained that I required one picture before they mailed the dress or I could not buy. She agreed.
It’s a good thing you pointed this out, hopefully seeing this helps other bees!