(Closed) Order dress without trying it on??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

thats strange that they wont let you try on the dress first…they cant even let you try on a sample dress of the one you want?

Post # 5
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you tried to see if another salon has your dress? I don’t think you need 3-4 months for alterations; most say 2 months and if you can find an independent seamstress they would be able to do it quicker! If you tried on similar styles and loved them, then it might not be such a gamble to get the dress.  However, during my shopping experience, I have found some dresses that looked good in the model photo or on the hanger did NOT look good on me ๐Ÿ™

Personally, I don’t think I could purchase a dress I’ve never tried on but I have heard stories of girls who have and it came out with a happy ending!  I would suggest keep looking.  You have two more months and may find something you love even more.  If at the end of July you still have not found anything, then I would consider getting this dress.  If anything, you can always try to sell it if you find you don’t like it in the end.  Good luck!

Post # 6
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Dont do it!  Dresses run so funny, some run really small I would not buy a dress I could not try on!!

Post # 7
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I ended up ordering a dress I hadn’t tried on, and it worked perfectly for me! I did try similar styles, and just couldn’t find anything as perfect for me as the THE dress. I just went for it, and I’m soooo glad I did! A little scary, but worth it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can see my dress here. http://somethingturquoise.com/2012/03/27/real-wedding-joe-sarah/


Post # 8
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I, too, ordered a dress I hadn’t tried on.  I had tried on several dresses that were very similar in terms of sillouette, shape & design.  I opted for custom sizing, which I think made all the difference.  The dress fit perfectly when it arrived.  I don’t think I would have had that experience if I had just bought a size.  The only alterations I had done after purchasing the dress were having the train removed (too long), shortening the straps around the neck (too long) and having some fabric from the train added to the neckline because it plunged a bit too low in the cleavage.  I’m thrilled with my dress!

I would only advise you to order a dress if you can get it in a custom size.  That way, you know it’s going to fit your proportions correctly.  If it’s an off-the-rack size, you could have an alterations nightmare on your hands.

Good luck with your decision!

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