Post # 1
I tried on the JA 8557 and loved it! However there were things I wanted to change (add sleeves) which would up the price significatly. <br /><br />http://www.justinalexanderbridal.com/wedding_dresses/8557<br /><br />Online I found JA 8695 which is just as gorgeous but has the sleeves I wanted to add (and pockets!)<br /><br />http://www.justinalexanderbridal.com/wedding_dresses/8695
Has anyone ever tried on or bought 8695 and can tell me how it fits? If I do commit to this dress instead I’d have to buy it having never had tried it on. It’s the scariest thing ever and I don’t know what to do. Should I just get 8557?
Post # 2
Why can’t you try the 8695 on? Have you tried on anyother brands that has something closer to what you want?
Ellis Bridal 11424
Venus Bridal PA9212
Martina Liana 507
Post # 3
lilmissasha: Have you called other bridal shops in your area to see if they have a sample of the long sleeve style? Also, sometimes an authorized seller can acquire a sample dress for you (for a fee usually) that you might be able to try on before you order it for real.
Post # 4
There is only one in the city I live in and they told me they would get me the dress but it would be mine not a sample 🙁
I’ve called all of the authorized sellers in my province and non of them have the samples and no one mentioned they’d get it for me.
I was at Davids Bridal today and I tried on some long sleeve dresses and really enjoyed them. It still makes me pretty anxious though. I just want to see it on other people besides that model, and hear how it fits. Thanks for all the examples llisser! I will begin looking around my city
Post # 5
I am in the same boat! Love JA 8695 with a passion but was told by the only store around who carries JA that I’d need to buy it. I have never tried it on. I am going for my first dress try-on session Dec 20th and she said some sleeves could be added to JA 8635 for a very similar look but I wasn’t given a price. I love the 8695 but don’t want to purchase without trying on. Any other Bees wear or try on this dress? We’d love photos.
Post # 6
I tried on some styles at David’s Bridal. Of course non even kind of compaired to the JA. The lace on that dress is stunning.
I am going to try on 8641 (Which hopefully is the right middle ground and 8695 which may look fantastic with lace accents (a nice bolero maybe?)
Crossing my fingers!
Post # 7
Are you able to travel to a larger city that might have more selection? What province are you in?
I love long sleeve dresses! The second Justin Alexander (that you didn’t try on) is pretty. The one thing I didn’t like is how opaque the lace is on the arms and on the upper torso. The other examples that PPs have posted showing more transparent lace highlight the lace and don’t look as heavy.
Post # 8
mildlybookish: I have called all of the cities I could drive too. I’d have to fly otherwise but I haven’t called any of those places. <br />I think the opaque lace is what makes me think it looks so classy. The transparnet lace seems cheap. I did try on some more transparent styled dresses and it wasn’t really my thing.
Still waiting to hear back from that bridal salon. I tried on 8659 and 8641 today and that didn’t go in my favour either but I’m a bit of a stalkier gal so maybe it was the fit that didn’t work on me.<br />Here we go again…
Post # 9
I ordered 8695 without being able to try it on (no samples seem to exist for this dress…I called every bridal salon in Eastern Canada, and some in New England.) It comes in this month. Fingers crossed! My bridal salon gave me a deal that if I don’t like it, they will resell it and I can choose something from their racks with my deposit (a gamble since I am plus size, so not as much choice, and not much time left before my wedding). I tried to love something that I could try on, but I just couldn’t .
Post # 10
Here is a picture of me in the gown. I am really short and had to have the sleeves shortened but I still loved them!
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2016 - The Golf Club at Black Rock
I am in the same boat. Nowhere in the NW has a sample of it. I just can’t get the dress out of my head, it looks so perfect. But I’m afraid that it wouldn’t look good on me if I ordered it.