(Closed) How does this work?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Some designers and stores will transfer a different size of a dress for you to try on for a fee.  Another option that I was given at one store was to find something in a similar silhouette in my size to try on in case I couldn’t actually find my dress in my size.  But yes, I was told that if I couldn’t try my dress on for any reason but wanted to order it to get in store, I had to buy it and it wasn’t refundable if I just didn’t like it. 

Post # 4
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Do you have to pay for what other dress? I’m a tad confused by that wording.

If you go and find a sample-size dress that is not your size but you can tell you love the style, you order it. You either put down a downpayment or you can pay in full or whatever the options are.

They will order the dress in YOUR size. If you are unsure/their sizes run small, you can get measured or you can order a size larger.

If it doesn’t fit right, you get alterations until it does. 🙂 I would hope it’s not such a big jump from how it looks in the sample and how it looks on. The point of their clips and whatnot is to make it look as much like it will ON you. Also, don’t worry, some places DO carry plus sizes. Mine was my exact size and I’m an 18/20.

Post # 5
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I purchased my dress from Alfred Angelo. I got a good idea of what the dress would look like, even though the sample was a size 10. Based on my measurements, they ordered a size 20, and I paid for it in full that day. I am worried about the final product, but I will have to hold my breath until it comes in. I plan on losing weight too, but the associate assured me that they could take it in 5 or 6 sizes. The store has only been open a month and there is no seamstress on site, so I hope she wasn’t making this up. If so, I plan to challenge it/complain, etc.

Places like Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal do have plus size samples to try on. Usually you order bigger and get it altered to your size, unless the sample size fits like a glove.

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