Post # 1
So I just purchased my dress yesterday and I’m having a bridezilla moment. I fell in love with the Rivini Nya which is fit-to-flare with sweetheart neckline in organza material. Of course the sample sizes are size 10 and I am a size 00 so it is very difficult for me to fully picture how the dress will look on me. Once I got home, I looked up the dress online and I think it looks very different on the model than it did on me!
Has anyone else had this problem and did the dress turn out looking the way you thought? I think it is ridiculous that we are expected to spend thousands of dollars and purchase the most important dress we will ever wear without actually trying it on in our size!
Post # 3
Yes, but I had the opposite problem.. I am a 22/24 and the sample size is a 10. Needless to say I haven’t been able to try it on yet.
I really think that once you find it in your size it will look much different. Call every store in your area, see what the closest size is to you. Maybe it will change your mind.
Post # 4
I completely agree about sample sizes! For what it is worth though, your dress is GORGEOUS!
I hope you can find a place with a smaller sample hun!
Post # 5
I’m probably a 6 so the samples were too big on me too. The main issue though was height – I’m 6’1″ and some of the dresses I tried were for about 5’8″. It’s hard to imagine when your shins are showing haha!
Post # 6
This happened to me too. When I saw myself in my actual dress, it looked different than the sample because of the size difference. I still love my dress, but I loved how flowy it looked it the bigger size! I do wish salons offered a better variety of sample sizes. Maybe then I would have had some idea of what my dress would have actually looked like on.
Post # 7
I was gonna say alot of brides wish they had your problem! lol…a wedding gown size ten is more like a street size 6….and most brides these days are a street size 10…it’s lame all around for lots of folks.
Post # 8
hmm, i never really thought about the opposite side of issues of being too small compared to being plus sized like me
Post # 9
I had this problem too. I’m about a 2-4 and sample sizes were a 10 so it made certain aspects of the dress really difficult to imagine in my size. The clips only help so much. I had a really hard time with the neckline of my dress. In the sample, it looked so low and revealing and I was really nervous about it. That’s the kind of thing you just couldn’t tell in the sample. I just went in for my second fitting today and the neckline is exactly where it should be. I really just had to cross my fingers on that one!
Post # 10
I had the opposite problem. I was a size 12 in wedding dresses, and all the samples were 6. It’s hard to imagine what the dress will look like when it can’t be zipped in the back.
Post # 11
Yeah, it’s also really frustrating when you can’t try most gowns on at all. If they’re too tight you can’t even clip them to see how they might look haha. Good luck with your gown, hopefully it will look great once it arrives.