(Closed) Sample Sizes Suck!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.


My dress:

Post # 7
2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

hmm, i never really thought about the opposite side of issues of being too small compared to being plus sized like me

Post # 9
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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