(Closed) Question about dress shopping

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1356 posts
Bumble bee

I’m no expert, but I found dresses from collections that were introduced a few years ago. My guess is that whatever is on their websites you should be able to find in stores. But remember – it will take some of the stores a while to get the 2010 lines in. And not every store will have every style. You may have to call around to find the ones you want to try on. Good luck!

Post # 4
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i would totally call if there’s a certain dress you want. The dress I’m in love with (maggie sottero sabelle) I could only find a sample at 1 store in the denver area. I was pretty shocked actually, but i would have been pissed if i went somewhere else and they didn’t have it.

Post # 5
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313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would be prepared that the shoppes may not have the particular dress you like, even if they carry the designers line. I found 3 dresses online that I really liked, and scoped out shoppes that carried that designer… well when I got to the shoppe (an HOUR drive away, ugh) they said "oh we don’t have that particular dress". If you love it, you can order it, but I’m hesitant about ordering a $1000 dress, I’ve never actually tried on. We all know, some things can look GREAT on the model, and horrible on your own body haha.

I think it’s really luck of the draw, what the store has/ doesn’t have. But it’s always good to just go in blindly and start trying things on! You never know what you might end up falling in love with :).

Post # 6
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Some shops will call the designer and get the dress in stock for you to try on if they don’t already have it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In my experience, no ONE store has every dress from a particular designer.  For example, if a store states on their website that they carry Pronovias gowns, they will carry a good number of them, but not all of them (and many don’t have the newest lines either).  If you happen to fall in love with a dress you see online and have to try it on, I would advise you to call the store to check that they have the dress as a sample for you to try on.  If not, they can always refer you to other stores.  Otherwise, like @MrsT2Bee says, it’s sometimes nice to go blindly and try on various gowns– you just never know!  🙂

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