(Closed) I can't fit sample size so I would have to buy before I try on…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you or did you buy your dress before phyiscally trying it on or seeing it in person?
    No I physically tried my dress on before purchasing : (80 votes)
    88 %
    Yes I bought my dress without trying it but I did see it in person : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Yes I bought my dress without trying it on or seeing it in person : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Have you been able to try similar style dresses on to see how they work on your body?

    Post # 5
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ThreeMeers:  +1

    I definitely think if you tried on a dress with a very similar silhouette and were able to see your dress in person, you would get a good idea.

    That whole sample size thing sucks. It is just ridiculous. If you are only a few sizes bigger than a 6 (and please don’t be upset if you aren’t, I myself am not!) it might still be possible to try on the dress, and close the back with pins. That is what happened when I tried on the dress I ended up purchasing.

    Post # 6
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A 6 is kind of crazy!  They’re usually a 10!  I agree with trying on a similar style…you should be able to find one that you fit in in a boutique.  

    When i was shopping, my dress DEFINITELY didn’t fit, but I could figure out how it would look.  Those ladies in those boutiques are crafty!

    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Every designers sizing is different. I couldn’t fit into some sample size 12 but could fit into some sample size 8… at least enough to know what the dress looked like on… none of them were coming anywhere close to closing. My point… did you check out the Bonny size chart? Maybe their 6 is more forgiving than a lot of other designers and you will be able to get a good idea from the sample. I’d go to the salon and try on some other Bonny dresses before ordering the sample so that you know whether there is a legit possibility a 6 will be able to go on enough to give you the information you need. Since this particular dress has a corset back that goes way far down, it’ll be easier to get on than one with a zipper.

    Post # 8
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I brought a friend who was size 4 to try on the sample dresses. I then supersized her in photosop into a size 12-14 🙂 It worked well enough to see approximate look. I also tried on similar dresses to see how I like them on me. Everything I wanted in a gown went out the window once I started trying them on. All the features I thought were great, didn’t work on my body type.

    Post # 9
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The dress does look beautiful, butttt I would really advise against buying without trying it on… I saw quite a few BEAUTIFUL dresses and at least a couple that I felt would be ‘it’ . But when I tried them on, it just wasn’t the same…

    Post # 10
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had a similar scenario, and what I did was try on the sample but with a panel the shop had which they inserted and attached with peg-like things – it wasn’t perfect but it gave me a good idea of what the dress would look like in my size. I didn’t end up going for that dress in the end, and luckily the sample I tried of my dress was a UK 12.

    On a side note, it’s so annoying that the bridal industry produce such tiny samples!! I’m an average size and shape and struggled to find samples in my size. Ridiculous.

    Post # 12
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Are there any other dress shops in your area that sell this designer. Maybe they might have a larger sample size. I personally would be a little nervous because every dress I love in pictures, I hate on.

    Post # 14
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I just have to say that this sounds to me like a dress disaster waiting to happen. Dresses are very individual, and even trying on a similar style might not give you an indication. You can risk it, but it is a risk. 

    Post # 15
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i would go to a few different bridal stores and try on a variety of styles and designers.  not all salons carry only size 6 samples.

    Post # 16
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    These two dropped waists are so different and at such different places that I think it’s still too hard to tell.

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