(Closed) Sample Online Dress- Should I Get It… ADVICE PLEASE

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I buy the sample dress
    Go get it girl... sell it if it doesn't work : (10 votes)
    77 %
    Wait and see : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Pass. Samples are misleading. : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You have to weigh your options.


    Would you still be able to afford another dress if this dress doesn’t work out.

    Maybe you won’t be able to sell it quickly and be out of money when you really need it most

    If you will have enough to buy it and still afford a different dress, I would say go for it.


    Have you checked the designers sizing chart to see if it’ll fit you very well? Alterations can get quite pricey.

    That’s the good thing about dresses from China, they make them to your exact measurements.

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t count on being able to sell it.  (consider it a bonus if you can)

    if you get it can it be altered to your liking?

    if it turns out to be a disaster can you afford another dress?  

    maybe let us know who the designer is and posters can tell you if the dresses run true to size?  

    Post # 5
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I really wouldn’t order the dress without trying it first. I ordered a sample sale designer gown online to cut down to make it into a reception dress, and it ended up looking not so great on me. Thankfully I didn’t spend too much on it but now I am really having trouble selling it. Since you cannot try the dress I would say forget it and find something in your area that you can afford. In this case I would leave it especially since it is a big purchase and like you said it was not one of your first choices.

    Post # 7
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t do it… but it sounds like you really want to, so good luck 🙂

    Post # 8
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Does she provide the measurements for each size?  As long as you are confident in your measurements/size, I say go for it.  

    Post # 9
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Do you have a picture of the style? I bought a sample for my dress, but there were definitely some styles/details that weathered a LOT better than others in the trying-on process. The beading on mine needed work, for example.

    Post # 11
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nice, it’s very different. If you think that it would work for you or you could buy another dress if it didn’t work then I would say go for it. However since I don’t see the style being all that popular you may have a hard time selling it if it didn’t work out. So you may be stuck with it.

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