(Closed) Ordering a wedding dress you have never tried on

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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!

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