Post # 17
that dress is beautiful!
i got mine without ever seeing it. i found it second hand (worn once) and went to my local bridal shops, tried on dresses with the same neckline etc, and by the same designer to get an idea of how it would fit, and when it got here it fit like a glove.
Go for it.
Post # 18
@Maxyfishface78: I’m in the same boat as you. I really don’t want to take the chance and have a dress on my hands that I have to try and sell just to get my money back if it doesn’t look as good as I’d hoped. Maybe when you go to the dress shop, do the following:
- Show them a picture of your dream dress and ask if they have anything similar for you to try on. Depending on how similar a dress may be, it might give you a better idea of how it could look on you/whether it suits you or not. You may feel more confident about getting that dress/not getting it without trying it on beforehand.
- Go in with an open mind. Many brides have that one dream dress that they stalk for weeks or months or years, and then find it looks crap when they finally try it on. Give other shapes and silhouettes a try – you might be pleasantly surprised.
Sigh. Rich folks have it easy! 😛
Post # 19
I bought mine without trying it on too!! Terrified it won’t work out (still isn’t here) but like you… I tried on many styles in stores and didn’t find one that I absolutely LOVE. I’m not even sure if I’ll love this one on me- but I took the chance!
Would love to hear how it works out for you 🙂
Post # 20
I have a similar situation. I have tried on around 50 dresses in stores and have hated everything and really don’t like the whole bridal shopping experience. I fell in love with a dress online too luckily, it is from BHLDN so the dresses aren’t custom cut and you can return it within 30 days. I ordered it Friday and will *hopefully* be seeing it in 7-10 business days!
Post # 21
I don’t think I’m in love with the idea of being a bride etc. For me I will marry him while wearing a bin liner and fluffy slippers. BUT because I CAN choose my dream dress I WILL choose it. As for dress commitment issues… possibly. But dresses I had tried on and loved at the time would have had to have a lot of changes made which would have hiked up the price from alterations etc. This one will just need to be altered to fit, nothing else added or taken away.
I did take pictures into bridal shops and asked them if they had similar but not many of them did. What they did have wasn’t really what I was looking for. Plus I had seen that type of dress on too many brides so didn’t want it…Also they were all starting to stock lace vintage style dresses, which is something I don’t want.
To get something similar to what I wanted I would have to do what I’ve already done, I would have to pay 50% of the price of the dress then pay the rest on delivery. I didn’t want to do that on a dress I quickly peeked at in a book in the bridal shop or a dress I haven’t even seen a picture of… So I used the internet and looked at dresses there. The one I finally settled on I have loved since I saw it more than 6 months ago and I still love it now. I really have no worries about it not suiting me.