Post # 1
I’ve decided to sell my Hayley Paige Nina dress (the dress in my avatar) after my July 6th wedding. It’s a size 8 but I’m having the top taken in during alterations (I’m a pear shaped beauty).
The dress is absolutely beautiful and all that I just don’t see myself using it like I’d hoped before (I wanted to shorten it and wear for anniversaries). I don’t think I’m going to shorten it… *think*
Who knows really…
My question is: what do you think is a fair price for the dress?
Paid price $2600
Alterations (probably don’t need to be included but just for reference) $500
My measurements are:
Bust 30D, 32C, 34B
Waist 26 inches
Hips/Butt 37 inches
Height 5’2 — will be measured for an extra 3″ of height (shoes)
So ladies… what do you think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Typically if it’s been altered, that significantly reduces the fair price of the dress. Even though it hasn’t been worn, because it’s been altered, it reduces the number of brides that can fit in the dress. I couldn’t sell mine to save my life because it was altered for my 5’2 frame. The average height of a woman in the U.S. is 5’4.
I would rec no more than $1500 and leave wiggle room for a best offer if you really want to sell it.
Post # 4
Hey thanks for the advice!
Post # 5
Usually you don’t recoup more than 50% from selling a used dress (especially one that’s been altered). I’d list it at 60% of the original price to leave room for negotiation.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I don’t think you would get more than $1300 for it
Post # 7
Ditto what everyone else said above, but I think you’ll be hard pressed to get more than $1k for it. Most dresses (not altered) can fetch about 50%. If it was altered, much less.
Post # 8
@MrsSanchizel: I think you will be lucky to get $1000 for it. For your reference, I bought my dress used, the bride paid $1800 for it and I bought it from her for $350.
Post # 9
I also dont see someone paying more than $1000-1200 MAX. However, if you price it right above that you have wiggle room like a PP said.