(Closed) The Problem with sample dresses. Advice?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Cmt83: Have you found samples in the same general shape that are in your size to try on?  I tried on a dress that the sample was my size and although I didn’t like the dress, it gave me the idea of the shape.  When I found my dress, it was only one size too big but looked less flattering but I loved the details.  When it came in my size I loved it since I had been able to see a different dress in the same shape.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

At 5′ 0 and 110-114, I know what you mean.

 

But when I tried on “my” dress, I knew, and I could tell in my mind how it would look.

 

Also, it helps to have a good consultant who knows how to clip. Ask her to also clip the front so you can see what the back would look like (if possible).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Or, David’s Bridal has all their dresses in the size they come in– you can buy off the rack there, so you can test silhouttes there.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know for most dresses I tried on, a size 8 was not a size 8. I was trying on size 4’s. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

alfred angelo also stocks dresses in every size so you could go there to test sillhouettes

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Corseted backs can help get you a more desired fit.  The dresses that I liked the most on me were corset.  I can’t wait to get my actual dress in and then have it altered. (the sample size was a size too big, size 8).  I can’t wait for my dress to fit like a glove! :o)

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Corseted backs can help get you a more desired fit.  The dresses that I liked the most on me were corset.  I can’t wait to get my actual dress in and then have it altered. (the sample size was a size too big, size 8).  I can’t wait for my dress to fit like a glove! :o)

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think most people have to be clipped in! And believe me, it isn’t fun when they’re too tight (I’ve got a bootie! Even though I’m a street 2 on top, I’m a street 6 on the bottom… Which translates into 10-12 wedding dress.

ANYWAY, my advice is DO NOT LOOK AT YOURSELF before you’re all clipped in! I made the mistake of peeking and almost passed up “the dress!”

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