(Closed) Yay! It fits perfectly! But it smells TERRIBLE!!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Help!? My new dress smells terrible!
    I've heard of this. Don't worry, it just needs time to air out. : (36 votes)
    47 %
    I've heard of this. The smell doesn't go away! : (3 votes)
    4 %
    That's crazy. Never heard of this. A new dress shouldn't smell weird. : (37 votes)
    49 %
    I have a suggestion which I will kindly post below to possibly help you from going insane. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yup. That actually pretty common! I got a dress from devid’s bridal with 12 layers of tulle. Dress has never been unpacked and smelled like fish. I just let it air for a couple of weeks hanging on the door. It’ll go away. 

    Post # 3
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have not! That’s kind of strange. At the very least I would demand that the salon pay for dry cleaning. You paid for a new pristine dress, that includes not having an odor. If it was presented to you in that condition, I believe they at least owe it to you to have the dress dry cleaned at no charge.

    Post # 4
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    331 posts
    Helper bee

    The only time I’ve heard of this type of smell happens is from knock-off dress makers overseas. It’s weird if you bought it from a reputable place. I’ve heard the smell can go away if you air out really well but I think I’d be more concerned about it being a true Enzoani at this point (I don’t mean to worry you!)

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I dont know if it is common in salons.But what it is is that all the dresses come from China one way or another and they sprayed with somehting to not carry insects. And That spray is stincky! However I think in salons they should eaither dry clean it or maybe air it if it smells thats why most of women dont notice the smell.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I haven’t been through this. but airing it out should do the trick.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I tried on one at a Running of the Brides event that smelled like this. Actually, I should say that we pulled one, unpacked it, inhaled, and Mom and I looked at each other and went “…no.”

    I would give it two months or so to see if it airs out. If not, they need to pay to have it cleaned and deodorized for you, IMO.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    That’s pretty gross.  I’ve never heard of this happening, especially for reputable brands and salons.  I agree with some PPs. The store should pay for dry cleaning.  If it smells that bad I wouldn’t even want to put it on for fear of what it has been in contact with.

    For what it’s worth, I also had an Enzoani Blue dress with lots of tulle and lace and there was no smell.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Diet Coke:  Thats exactly what I was thinking.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    I have an Enzoani dress, and I tried it on the day after it came in.. it didn’t smell weird at all.

    Post # 10
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    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’ve heard of this. It will air out.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Is it safe to steam?? Ask the bridal salon if they have one, or pick one up, they are very handy. It should help get the smell out.

    I used to work at a clothing store, and when we would get boxes from china, they had the smell your talking about. We would steam them, then hang them in the back for a day or two and they smell would go away. Even just hanging in your home it should go away. When you put it in the bag again maybe put a dryer sheet on the hanger to help.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ick!  This is exactly why I wash all new clothes that I buy before wearing them.  I wouldn’t want that chemical next to my skin, which it will be even if you let it air out to get the smell out.  I would definitely complain and try to get it dry cleaned.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think certain fabrics do smell, especially after being in those airtight bags.  Air it out and replace the plastic bag with a breatheable garment bag.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ive heard of this as well. Just hang it up somewhere safe and let it air out. It DOES go away!!! 😀

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