(Closed) Used dress or new dress? Help!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should I buy?

    The NEW maggie for $2000 because...

    The USED maggie for $750 because...

    Another dress.. I'll give you some examples!

  • Post # 4
    23589 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The used one is STUNNING! Definitely get that! ๐Ÿ™‚ Altering from a 6 to a 4 shouldn’t be a problem at all.

    Post # 5
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I actually love the used dress more: what a beautiful dress! I agree that the alteration shouldn’t be that difficult for a professional seamstress (my mom is a seamstress and she does things like that all the time; taking in the chest will be the trickiest part but is definitely doable for a pro!). Although they both are gorgeous so whatever one you pick will be great!!

    Post # 6
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I like the new dress better…

    Post # 7
    2838 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Used dress because it’s cheaper and also prettier (in my opinion, obviously).

    Post # 8
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would absolutely choose the used one. It is beautiful.

    Post # 9
    11504 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    You already have one dress that you decided you do not love and do not want to wear.  Given that, I think it’s far too risky to purchase a dress that you have not yet had on your body to see how you look and feel in the dress.  Even if the majority of bees votes for the used Maggie based on how these two dresses compare in pictures, that still may not mean that you’re going to love the way you look in the gown. At this point, I would not purchase another gown unless or until I tried it on in person and absolutely loved it. That said, if you think you prefer the Shaylyn, and it is still available new, is there a salon where you could go to see it and try it on to find out how you feel about it?

    Post # 10
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I actually wanted camden to but was over my budget!! i just bought my dress! the sample I bought which was discountined and REALLY got A GREAT DEAL!!!! LIKE AMAZING.  so if you can buy the used one go for it. just make sure it can be altered ๐Ÿ™‚ GOOD luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    6114 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    “The girl who wore it altered it to fit a 6, so I would need the waist and chest re-altered to my size.”

    First you’d need to find out what size the gown was before she altered it to a 6.  Then find the exact measurements for a 6 in that brand and the other size.  Each brand has different measurements.

    So if that is all ago and matches your measurements (even if you have to go smaller an inch), I’d go with the used gown.


    I have purchased 4 gowns – all from the internet, never tried on!  That is more because there are few gowns of my liking for me to try on where I live.

    Post # 12
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    So, my dress was taken from a size 12 to a size 2, which is much crazier then a 6-4 but it was almost $2,000 dollars! I would ask a seamstress exactly how much they think it would cost. May be more then you think? And that might change the equation? Is there a dress you are learning towards?  Would you regret it if you got a used dress?  I do agree with 

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    @Brielle:  that I wouldn’t buy another dress without trying it on first to make sure you really really love it. 

    Post # 13
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    the shape /cut of it seems similar except the top pic has a halter..which i don’t like..i remember you look good with strapless…so if the first you could take the halter part out, i would pick that…

    Post # 14
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I’d be really hesitant to buy a replacement dress that you can’t try on before you buy it.  It might look completely different than you imagine on your body.  What if you end up hating this one too?  Then you’ll have bought two dresses and be on to number three!

    If you’ve tried on and love the new Maggie dress and can see yourself getting married in it, then to me that’s your dress.  Personally, I think the new Maggie gown is drop dead gorgeous and knocks the used dress out of the park.  But that’s just my opinion.  Good luck!

    Post # 16
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @OnceUponATime:  you should go with the top pic dress..it’s gorgeous…and it looks way better quality than the used one ๐Ÿ™‚ sneak in a pic or two the next time you try it or find a bridal salon that allows pix!

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