Post # 1
So I had originally bought an Oleg Casini CW365 (lace dress with halter top). But because I have lost so much weight, the dress was HUGE on me and I was worried about how expensive the alterations were going to be. I took it in to DB today to see if I could order it in a smaller size and it’s been discontinued. However, I fell in love with the new Oleg Casini, which is essentially the same dress but the top is different. It was the exact same price as the other one so it was an even exchange. Because of my time crunch, I bought it right off the rack. Was that a smart thing to do? Now I’m worried that I bought a dress not knowing how many people have tried it on, but I was worried it wouldn’t get here if I ordered one. Also, my sister helped me pick out and helped pay for the original dress, and I’m worried she will be upset when I tell her what I did….but I felt AMAZING when I put the 2nd dress on and it’s exactly what I wanted. What do you think, is buying off the rack okay and did I do the right thing?
Post # 3
As far as buying off the rack, I got a sample gown so that’s essentially what I did and my dress was perfect on the wedding day! If you love the new dress and you think you’ll be comfortable in it, I don’t see an issue!
Post # 4
i am having to do the same. buy of the rail. it was a sample within the shop. i have only got 12 weeks today before i get married so no time to order in a new one!
if you feel comfy and right then i say there is nothing wrong with it. your sister should be happy that you are now more comfy!
Post # 5
Maybe your sister won’t even noticed the difference? (Wishful thinking) You did the right thing. You shouldn’t have to take chances.
Post # 6
I think you did the right thing. I also think it’s totally possible that your sister won’t realize it’s a different dress.
Post # 7
I would just say what you said here that alterations were going to cost a lot and you haven’t got the extra money to do it. I would also say you picked the new one because you knew how much she loved the look of the other one on you, well it is similar after all.
Post # 8
@Jijitattoo: Oh, she’ll notice it’s a different dress. The other one was a halter top and this one has straps. She’s got pictures on her phone of me in the first dress and she’s VERY detail oriented. She will definitely notice! LOL! 🙂
Post # 9
I bought off the rack and it was fine.