(Closed) Should I Order A Dress I have Never Tried On?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I personally wouldn’t! Having recently gone dress shopping, I tried on many dresses I loved in pics that I didn’t love at all in person. 

Post # 4
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with Diamond84, I would not order a dress without trying it on. With that said, I DID end up ordering the dress I knew was the one from seeing it online & in magazines. I don’t think I would have ordered it without trying it on first though. 
Have you tried on dresses yet?? There are SO many threads of bees falling in love with dresses they never thought would be the one. 

Post # 5
3054 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t recommend it…. a dress might look great on somebody else but might look completely different on you. While dress shopping, there were a few dresses that I fell in love with while looking online and ended up really hating when I saw how they looked on me.

Post # 6
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Ilexopaca:  I don’t think I could buy a dress I hadn’t tried on.  Like others have said, it’s really difficult to gauge how a gown is going to look on you from simply looking at pictures.  What works for one girl may not work for another (even if you wear the same size).

Have you visited any bridal shops in your area?  You may be able to find something similar to try on.  Or you may fall in love with something you never thought you would.  I’ve seen it happen to so many girls on the Bee … So keep an open mind when you go dess shopping!

Post # 7
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I would only do it if you could try on a dress by the designer. Many dresses are made custom (though not customized, if that makes sense).  I’d want to make sure the designer’s overall style fit my shape.

Do you love EVERYTHNG this designer does or just this dress? 

Post # 8
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

No, unless you’ve tried on something nearly identical and know you like the style.

Post # 9
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I bought my dress without trying it on and it turned out great. Try on a dress with he same silhouette and a dress with the same fabric and that will give you an idea of if it is right for your body and if you like it. 

Post # 10
938 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t. The dresses I thought I liked looked terrible on me, and the dress I did buy, was nothing I would have ever considered.  My consultant was worth her weight in gold, and looked at my body, talked to me, and gathered information about our wedding to find me a dress that would be perfect.

I rarely try on clothes before I buy them, but I would have never considered doing that for the most expensive garment I’ll ever own. Unless you have lots of time, and can return it if it’s not what you want, I would think long and hard first.

Post # 11
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Based on my experience, I would not. I bought a dress I fell in love with from photos on the model. Once I got it, it looked horrible on me. Needless to say, I’m trying to sell it now because there’s no way I’ll wear it for my wedding. Just a thought!

Post # 12
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center

Could you try on a similar sillouette to see if the shape works on you?  I ordered a dress without having ever tried it on, but I know what looks good on me, and I knew it would be a flattering style.  I definitely got lucky in that the dress is my dream, and I had not a moment of regret.  If you trust yourself enough to know exactly what you like, then I would do it. But I’m impulsive like that, and it doesn’t always work out! 

Post # 13
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would go to some other bridal places near you, and try on dresses. If you can’t find something you LOVE without a doubt, then I would think on it some more. If you still LOVE the dress you originally chose, then take a chance, if you can afford to. I found a couple of dresses that I LOVED at first, but – after a month of thinking about it, I decided I didn’t like them as much.

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