Post # 1
When I choose my dress, the edges on the sample were very sharp seeming to me. I asked them many times before deciding on it, are you sure they wont be this harsh? They assured me that they indeed will not be, that they are just that pressed, due to being smashed in with lots of other dress, and the crease becoming more pronounced as a result, which totally made sense to me.
So with a small leap of faith, I placed the order. The dress came in just recently, and some of you may have seen the pics I posted of it 🙂 Just the other day, I compared them side by side, and I must say, its pretty amazing how smashed a dress does get on the racks! I totally LOVE how much smoother and cloud like the real deal is . Just a fun comparison to see! Anyone else experience this too?
Real (mine not sample) one on the left.
Post # 3
WOW! These don’t even look like the same dress bottoms to me. That’s crazy.
Post # 4
Wow! The bottom looks completely different. I like yours. 🙂 On the sample, it looks more like a bunch of tiers of fabric when in actuality it is one peice. Beautiful!
I haven’t tried on dresses yet, but this will help me remember that samples aren’t always how the dress is supposed to look 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 5
That’s insane! It doesn’t even look like the same dress! Its gorgeous and you look super great in it.
Post # 6
wow that’s scary!! What if you had really liked the way the sample looked, and then it came in poofier than expected!! Crazy! Glad it worked ou in your favor, but I could see how it could have gone the other way too. It’s scary how much blind faith we put into choosing our wedding gowns, based on over-sized or under-sized wedding samples, dirty or very worn samples, trying something in white but ordering it in ivory without seeing it, buying a dress in which you want to modify the neckline. It’s crazy to me, because I wouldn’t even buy normal, every day clothes with that many open-ended questions and blind faith, yet we are all willing to make the hugest purchase of our wardrobe’s life based on a huge set of unknowns!! LOL. Boggles my mind. But we still do it! 🙂
Your dress is gorgeous, and you look great!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Woah, yours looks way better. I can’t believe how different they look.
Post # 8
@HardyPooleParty: Wow!! The bottom looks like a totally different dress.
I bought a ball gown with included crinolin and in the photos online it looks much bigger (poofier) than the sample dress. I was wondering if the sample crinoline is beat down or if I should go with another layer.
Thanks for the comparison. Any other bees have pictures??
Post # 9
Yeah thats what happens to a dress that gets tried on so many times, and then gets squashed with lots of other dresses and hangs on a rack for so long.
My sample dress was very flat in comparison to my actual dress, I was so happy with my dress when I received, it was so much more beautiful than the sample and the sash had more beading on it.
Also my sample was s size 16 and I ended up buying a size 8.. so that tells you the huge difference in size too
Post # 10
Thank you all! I do know what you mean, it could easily have gone the other way and I could have been bummed. But I would like to point out, as I mentioned, I had a good chat with my rep where I got the dress and really understood what it was going to look like when it came in. I also looked at it online, though I must really say, the pics of it online are also horrible, but in a different way. Here are those:
Post # 11
omg thats crazy! it looks like it was ironed that way!
Post # 12
oh yeah. Sample dresses are often stretched out, smooshed in all the wrong places and get yellowed in color than ‘new’ ones will be.
I often tell brides I work with if they try the sample on and it fits like a glove… order a size up!
Post # 13
It really, really doesn’t look the same, the real one looks so much more incredible- I like the color you chose too!
Post # 14
Kudos for you for asking all those questions. I love your dress and the color. It looks beautiful on you!
Post # 15
Your dress is INCREDIBLE!!! 🙂 Congrats!