anyone else not try on their dress before buying?

i fell in love with the dress i bought.  however, the sample was a size 6.  i'm a 16-18.  the dress is a-line (basically universally flattering), with a corset back... so i took a leap of faith, and bought it without trying it on.  anyone else as potentially stupid but hopeful as i am?

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 10:04 am
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Nope. But with the corset back, you should be fine, because it can be pulled and loosened in the perfect places.

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm
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I might be buying a dress I haven't been able to try on. No stores have the dress I like in stock so if I go with this dress i'm just gonna have to pray it looks good on me. You should be fine though. As long as you like the look of the dress what does it matter. You could wear a tarp on your wedding day and your fiance would still think you were gorgeous and looked perfect so I wouldn't sweat it. :)

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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Yep, I saw a listing on here one day where a bride was selling the dress she had just worn in her wedding.  I had been looking at the exact same dress (pics in my bio) on the Davids Bridal website, but she was willing to sell it for.....get this.....$30 plus shipping.  The shipping was $14, so I got my dress for $44 total!  Can you believe that?  It's one of Davids Bridal's online only styles and sells for just $199 new, and she hadn't had it cleaned after the wedding, which is why she was willing to sell it so cheap. 


I took it out of the box, can't find a single spot or anything on it, and it doesn't even have an unpleasant smell!  Oh, and it fits great!  I'm hoping to lose weight before then, so I'll need to have it altered at that point, but if the wedding was tomorrow, I could just step right into it and get married!

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 7:51 am
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Not stupid at all!! You can't go wrong with an A line. Is the dress strapless? If it is does the bust go straight across, sweatheart, or semi-sweatheart?

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm
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Meg I think with an A-line you'll be just fine no matter what, especially with a corset back.  


 


Laura - you may have gotten the deal of a lifetime with that gown!  Way to go!!!!

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 10:38 am
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i'm not too worried!  i'm just trying to appease my mom a little (i think she was looking for the "say yes to the dress" experience, instead of "that's the one i'm buying it and there's no way my boobs are fitting in that thing."). 


it's strapless, and the bust is straight across, but since "well-endowed" is kind of an understatement when describing me, i'm going to have it altered into a sweetheart.  no shelf-boob for me!


thanks ladies for the input!  once the dress comes in i'll let everyone know how it turns out.

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm
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Darn laura, if your wedding was before mine I would have bought it from you so you could turn a profit. I like that dress, its very vintage pretty

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm
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I didn't try mine own. I went to the Maggie Site and just kinda picked out the gown and bought it from the retailer in my city. But if I did it over again I would have because I worried about not liking it once I could actually put on. I didn't even see it in person until the day it arrived which was 3 months after it was ordered. I was in agony. Luckily I fell in love with it the moment I put it on.

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:33 pm
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Nope - with a corset back you cant go wrong!

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 6:08 am
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You should be fine!  I tried on the size 8 (haha, I wear a 14 in street clothes) so it was like I hadn't tried it on.  But it just came and was the perfect fit!  I'm sure yours will be perfect too!

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 7:04 am
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I think you'll be fine..


It sounds alot like my gown


Its A-line with a corset back aswell..


And I didnt get to try it on because no one carried it ..


So I took a chance and just ordered it from the bridal shop ..


I love love love my gown.. So I have faith that you will love yours! 

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 10:26 am
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The one I am planning on buying, I will not be able to try on - but luckily they have a great return policy so I should be okay if I dont love it!

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:18 am
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I bought mine online so I couldn't try it on for a month after i'd already bought it, Its a corsett dress and I love it. I have to have it taken in though, accidently got it too big.

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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oh my goodness. I tried on my dress today and it wouldnt zip up

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm
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I thought I was the only person going through this. I am so thankful I found this group. I broke down in tears my first time trying on dresses over a year ago! Why do they make sample size's so small when the average woman is a size 14?

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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