(Closed) Sample Dress looked better than Actual Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

They look exactly the same to me. Stop comparing them!

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I agree that the sample drops a bit lower but other than that I don’t see any big difference. I think you look great! It’s a beautiful gown!

Post # 5
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think they look exactly the same but yours may need to be steamed a little once it’s done with alterations?

Post # 6
3246 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

They look the same to me also. I think the difference you’re seeing might mostly be the difference in lighting, your posture, and the fact that your dress needs ironing/steaming to get the wrinkles out. Don’t worry– maybe have it steamed/ironed and try it on again. That can make a huge difference in how things look, and sometimes how they fit too.

Post # 7
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Does that dress have an inner corset? The sample dress I’ve been tryin on does and each time I try it on, i think its being placed ever so slightly in a different spot on the rib cage and it makes the dress sit different giving my waist and hips a lil different shape each time. Both pics r so similar that no one would pick up on the subtle differences but I know being the bride makes us obsess over things unnoticeable to others. Seriously the dress looks amazing in both pics.

Post # 9
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Creiddylad:  +1

Also, you’re standing straight-on in the actual dress, whereas in the first picture you’re at an angle which would make a huge difference.

Post # 10
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

They look the same except your skin looks more tanned in the first pic- maybe that’s part of the difference you see?

Post # 11
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@BeeEuphoric:  They look exactly the same. So does your shape.

Post # 12
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeeEuphoric:  I felt the same way when my dress came in! It was way poofier than the sample and it was “stiffer”. This is all because the sample has been tried on countless times and has been stretched, walked around in, sat down in, etc. Our dresses are brand new, never worn. Since you don’t want to wear your dress too much and possibly mess something up, I would suggest just putting it on occasionally (even if that means just going into the salon from time to time) and sit in it and walk around a bit. Just try to “break it in” gently…like we do with shoes 🙂

Post # 13
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think they look exactly the same, you do look tanner in the sample though. 

Post # 14
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aside from the ruffles, they look the same to me! I think you’re just slightly turned in the picture, so it looks different because of your body angle!

Post # 15
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@BeeEuphoric:  The second dress definitely doesn’t drop as much as the sample dress. You can tell by where the left side (your right) hits your hand. The only thing I can think of is that sample dresses are usually stretched out a bit from being tried on so many times. That may have affected how it was laced up on you, which in turn might alter the way your dress conforms to your body. Do you have any pictures of the back of the sample gown on you to compare?

All in all, I think your gown looks very beautiful on you. I think it looks slightly different from the sample, but I definitely don’t think it looks worse. Don’t worry too much about it!

Post # 16
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The only difference I see between the two, is that you were tanner when trying on the sample dress. The actual dresses look the same to me.

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