Post # 1
So, i found my dream dress… online… (aphrobridal.com)
its gorgeous and its everything i want and am looking for… my problem?? everyone keeps telling me I HAVE to try on dresses before i decide whether or not i want this dress… *sigh*
I dont know what to do really… its only 239 dollars with free shipping and is absolutely prefect. I can’t imagine myself wearing another dress. If i do decide to go try dresses on i feel like i will be wasting my time! Everyone is against me with this one… my mom, his mom, all my sister-in-laws and my maid of honor!! I honestly think they feel this way simply because its tradition to get all the bridesmaids and mothers together to go try on dresses and make a big hoo-ha out of it. Well, to be honest, the wedding itself will be enough fussing over me for my lifetime. haha
someone be on my side!!
Post # 3
That’s a great price for a dress! If you love it so much look into their return policy. Can you return it if you get it and don’t like it? Or if you get it and love it you can still make everyone happy and going to try on dresses then say you like none and go home to YOUR dress
Post # 4
It’s really cheap – I’d probably get it no matter what. Otherwise I’d always go back and think “what if…”
Post # 5
They do have a return policy. I’ll suffer a bit and try a bunch of dresses on for the sake of my bridal party and they can suffer a bit at the end of the day when i go home to my dress. haha everyone wins!
Post # 6
Agree, at that price you cannot go wrong. If it does not work, you can try to sell it or donate it to goodwill and take the tax credit.
Or maybe a young cousin or niece would love it as a fairytale pricess costume.
Hope it works out for you.
Post # 7
I think you should go try on dresses to. Try on some that are similar to this one to make sure that the shape and style is what you want and also try on a few other ones in different styles to make sure that this is the style that you want.
You can always go home and order this one online, once you make sure this style will work for you.
Many brides pick out gowns on the internet that they just love and know are the one; however, once they get to trying them on, they find that a different style works better for them.
Post # 8
Hey, you know yourself best, so if you truly think that is the dress for you, go for it. I do feel cautious against it not because of tradition but simply because all too often something just does not translate well. It is objectively a beautiful dress, but maybe it won’t fit the way you had imagined. Or maybe you’ll try it on and be underwhelmed since you’ve had it in your mind for so long (KLP2010 and her Justin Alexander come to mind). I think only you can know for sure, but there are SOOO many dress regret posts here (my own included) that I think it is worth exploring all your options before committing to a dress, even if you HAVE been trying some on. Sight unseen just adds to the sentiment of caution.
+ I see you added about the return policy. In which case I still say you should tru stuff on.. but with less foreboding haha!
Post # 9
You should be aware that it’s a knockoff of a Maggie Sottero dress named Hampton which retails for over $1000. So unless you can see photos of the actual dress you would be receiving, I would be very careful. Alot of these Chinese companies do not use the same quality materials as the original designers.
Post # 10
It’s a great price but it probably is a good idea to go to a store and try on dresses in a similar style just to make sure the style suits you. If they look fantastic you’ll feel confident in ordering your dress for such a fantastic price, if they don’t look how you imagined you’ll have saved yourself the trouble. Goodluck!
Post # 11
Ditto what barcelona said. Chances are the dress you get will only look mildy close to the picture.
I wouldn’t risk it personally.
Post # 12
Just a few words of caution…The pic you posted is a Maggie Sottero and unless you’re buying a used dress from someone I’m guessing the dress that you’re getting at $239 getting is a knockoff from China. Original Maggie’s run anywhere from $700 to $2000. So please keep in mind that the dress may not look exactly like it does in the pic.
Why don’t you find a store in your area that carries the original and try it on? That was you’ll make your family happy and you can either reaffirm your decision or change your mind. Like most girls mentioned, the dress that looks best in photos and you think is your dream dress may not be what looks the best on you. I wanted a ballgown but they just didn’t work well with my body so I ended with a completely different silhouette, one I never thought I’d get. Even in the same silhouette, two dresses can look sooo different.
Post # 13
As long as you can return it, order away! You can still try on dresses in the meanwhile to make everyone happy. Just know that you will probably have many dress ‘obsessions’, this is only the first. If you go to a store I guarantee you will love something you try on.
Post # 14
anyone have a picture of the actual designer dress??
nevermind! found it!!! its the same picture as the one on the knock off website.
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I agree with the previous posters that you should be careful – the photo you posted is not going to be the actual dress you get. It will be a knockoff of that dress – just be aware of that! 🙂
Post # 16
Thanks everyone… we’ll see how I feel about this dress after i try some on… if there aren’t any I like at the store… I’ll take the risk of getting a knock-off
much appreciated!!!! I would never have even known the original designer!!