Post # 1
Yesterday I found my dress.
i had tried it on before and I loved it but I left it about a month and went back, tried it on again, tried on two lovely dresses but then tried on the one I’d gone back to for the fifth time overall and decided that was it! Even better the sample actually fitted me perfectly and it was an end of line and they wouldn’t stock the designer anymore so they have said I could have the sample.
i got a significant discount and it seemed stupid to pay full whack for a dress if I could have that one.
They have an in house seamstress who will take a look closer to my date (may 2016!!) but she said right now she wouldn’t take anything out put in at all.
Have any of you bought a sample dress? Do you have any regrets?
Also, underwear! Specifically bras, I was wearing just a standard white bra yesterday and I could just about see the tops of the cups and obviously the back has some sheer details, any tips On what would suit this type of dress?
Post # 2
I have a sample dress, really wanted to save money.
you can do a strapless long line bra or have the cups built into the dress if there is enough structure
Post # 3
Congrats! It’s beautiful! I would have a bra sewn in. It’s the easiest.
My best friend had a sample and no regrets. Just a great deal!
Post # 4
Looks absolutely beautiful!
Post # 5
That dress is stunning! I haven’t yet started trying on dresses, but that would pretty much be my ideal dress. Gorgeous!
Post # 6
I bought a sample. I got a great deal too! Woohoo!
I had cups put in by my seamstress. They’ll go over everything with you when it’s time for alterations.
Post # 7
That dress is beautiful! I have a sample dress too. There is nothing wrong with it and just needs to be hemmed up about 6 inches. Depending on your size and how you feel you look in the dress will determine what kind of underwear you will need. This dress looks like it has plenty of structure so I’m thinking you might not need any shapewear. Built in cups are nice and then you don’t have to worry about a bra. You might want an extra skirt if you want it to be poufy like on the model. I can guarantee she has extra layers.
Post # 8
omg that is a princess dress, lovee it! I’m hoping to get a sample or discontinued dress to save money too.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the compliments and help! I really love the dress, i didn’t know the store would be discontinuing that designer and when my consultant said that as the dress fitted so well did I want it at discount off the peg I felt like it was fate!
i did try it on using an additional hoop so I will likely have one on the day also to make it very poofy as per the photos!
Post # 10
I also bought the sample floor dress for my wedding. As long as there are no real damages to the dress, it should be fine. I saved almost $3K going this route but did spend a significant amount in cleaning the dress (since it was the sample) and in alterations. I do regret buying the sample as my dress since the sample size was so big on me (over 5 sizes too big) that the overall shape of the dress was not as flattering on me once it was all done. (only dress regret)