(Closed) To buy my dream dress without trying it on, or not?!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Buy the dress without trying it on (NO ONE has it!) Or just go for it?!

    No way, your crazy!

    Just do it!

  • Post # 3
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I bought my dream dress without trying it on but after trying on similar dresses by the same designer. My dress arrived and was more amazing than I had expected. If, when you try on the similar dresses, all you can think is “I wish it was more like my dress (in style, not in fit)” then get it.

    Post # 4
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I bought my wedding dress without trying it on. However, I tried on silhouettes to make sure that it looked good on my body type.

    Post # 5
    5229 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I personlly would not because every time I tried on a dream dress it was not a dream dress once it was on me. I’ve been married twice and went on numerous shopping trips both times and found that pictures mean nothing. The most perfect dress in essentials could look horrible on me. But, other women have done it and have been happy. I’d personally only consider it if I had the time and money to get another dress if I didn’t like it.

    Have you asked a salon if they will order the sample? Sometimes, you can pay a fee (a few hundred) to have the sample ordered and if you the order the dress, that cost is applied to your dress. If not, you lose that money.

    Post # 6
    9168 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t! All the dresses I thought were my dream dress weren’t when I put them on. Some looked good and just weren’t “it” others looked awful. Dresses look way different in person than online, too.  I would do it if you could return it, but it’s not that easy with a wedding dress!

    Post # 7
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you can and should. Maybe. If you have tried on dresses of the same sillouette from the SAME designer and they fit/look good, then go for it. If not, than no.

    Post # 8
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Have you asked stores when they will get it?  I was obsessed with a particular dress, and a lot of stores said they would get it eventually.  You have nine months, so I wouldn’t worry yet.  Also, some stores may be getting it in a trunk show.  Or, they can request the dress from the designer.  I would work a little harder on finding it in a store for a few more months before you order it.  

    (Also, with literally EVERY SINGLE dress that I was in love with based on the pictures, I ended up not liking it in person.  So it seems really scary to buy one without trying it on.)  

    At the very least, try to find a similar dress made with the same material by that designer.  Knowing exactly what the material is can help you decide if you’re going to like it.

    Post # 9
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Since you’ve tried on similar styles from the designer, I say go for it! 

    Post # 10
    21 posts

    I think you should do it! I ordered my dress without trying a single wedding dress on and it turned out great! I got my dress and love it even more!

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