(Closed) I really like this dress, but can't try it on and there are no returns!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I was just looking at this dress pinterest. I think it’s beautiful! And it looks like the fabric would be lightweight enough to walk in the sand

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

It’s lovely! Buying it without trying would be a gamble, especially as it has long sleeves and all. You’d have to be prepared and have a plan for if it didn’t work. Have a look for something similar? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Stunning! But also potentially quite hard to alter, especially the top with all the beading. 

If you have your heart set on the dress, I would consider travelling to wherever it is to try it on. At the very least, I would recommend trying on similar styles in boutiques before committing to this one as styles look so different once they are on. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

If you can try on similar styles it would still give you an idea of the general silhouette. I will say though have you tried on dresses with long sleeves before? I personally found them to be quite uncomfortable/hot. My dress originally came with long sleeves too but I had it changed to cap sleeves instead. Just something to consider especially for a beach wedding!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

It’s a lovely dress but i prob wouldn’t buy it if you can’t try it on. I’ve notice that lace often looks really pretty in photos but when you see it in person the quality does not always match up with the photos. Lace fabric is something i wouldn’t buy online. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t think I would be comfortable buying without the option of return.  You never know how it will look.  I’d try to travel to try it on maybe?  If you can’t, try on a ton of dressed that are really similar to it to see what you think (try on the same silhouette, fabric, sleeve length, etc.)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I am definitely highly opposed to buying a dress that you have not tried on.  So many brides fall in love with a dress online or in a magazine but forget that they are looking at the dress on a model or women with a different height and body type.  No matter how pretty a dress is, it just may not look right with your figure and that’s OK.  We’re all different.  It would not be great for you to buy this once in a lifetime dress to only realize it doesn’t flatter your figure at all.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Oooooh.  It’s really pretty.  It would fit awesome with a beach wedding but it’s a gamble if you can’t try it on

Post # 10
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Busy bee

can you try on something similar? Like something with lace sleeves to make sure you like that look?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

It’s pretty but I wouldn’t buy it due to no returns. I would try on a similar dress. A lot of things I think I would like I end up hating. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I tried on a dress that I thought would be perfect for me, and it looked awful.  It was everything I loved, and it just didn’t work.  I’d be so hesitant to buy a dress I couldn’t try on or return.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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iheartcats :  This dress is beautiful! I remember seeing it featured on Green Wedding Shoes and being taken aback by how unique it is.

I’m not sure where you’re located, but the Lovely Bride chain sells this gown. They have several locations along the east coast and a few scattered elsewhere. I would definitely call first to see if they have a sample; if not, they may be able to ship a sample to the store closest to you.

Saks also has the dress available online in navy in VERY limited sizes, but if you’re just trying to get a feel for the fit, it could be a good option since they accept returns: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446938382&R=710780958742&P_name=Basix+Black+Label&Ntt=basix+black+label&N=0&bmUID=lpa6V94′ defer=’defer

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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iheartcats :  just wanted to say that this dress is gorgeous! I hope you do find it to try it on – and show us some pics! Looks like there have been some great suggestions 🙂 

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