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#1 BillysBride

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    Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:19 PM

    After much searching, and three different "try on" appointments, I've decided to take a leap of faith and order a dress. The problem is that I have to order it without trying it on! NO ONE in my are or within a two hour's driving radius has a sample of this gown in their shop, though several shops carry the designer's line and are willing to order it. Its been between this dress and a couple of others that I DID try on all along. No matter what else I tried on, this one was still in the back of my mind since the day I seen it in a catalog then found a larger pic online. I love the detail and simplicity. Two things I really wanted in a dress...beautiful but simple without being boring. And the fabric is pretty lightweight. I'm planning to have one layer of tulle removed so there is still a defined A-line, but a little less "poof" for the beach.

    I had to be sneaky and use my camera phone to take pics of the last dress I tried on that I really liked since the shop doesn't allow photos...the lighting sucks, but here it is. I couldn't get the bottom of the dress in the pic since I was taking it myself, but its a full A-line with a chiffon overlay on top. Such a crappy pic, but I know you guys love visuals. The back has beautiful crystal beading down the length of it. Hard decision.:

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    But here is the dress I fell in love with but can't try on. I guess what I'm asking for is some support in being brave enough to order this dress without having tried it on. I just don't know if it will be right for my body type and all that. I can always return it minus the restocking fee or whatever, but I guess I'm just nervous anyway. Seems like that would be a big waste of time/hassle if it didnt work out.

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    #2 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:32 PM

      [QUOTE=BillysBride;230416]No matter what else I tried on, this one was still in the back of my mind since the day I seen it in a catalog then found a larger pic online. I love the detail and simplicity.

      But here is the dress I fell in love with but can't try on. I guess what I'm asking for is some support in being brave enough to order this dress without having tried it on. I just don't know if it will be right for my body type and all that. I can always return it minus the restocking fee or whatever, but I guess I'm just nervous anyway. Seems like that would be a big waste of time/hassle if it didnt work out.

      If this is the dress that you LOVE & its been in the back of your mind, GET IT!!! I think its worth getting now so that you don't regret not getting it later. Since you can return it you're not losing out on anything. I wouldn't look at it as a big waste of time if it doesnt work out, rather look at it as you satisfied the desire that you had to try it out. And just think, it could work out. You could get it & love it even more & it fits you perfectly!!! You have my support!
      GET THE DRESS!!!

      #3 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:55 PM

      Here's my two cents!
      The pics of the second dress that you couldnt try on (while a beautiful dress!) showed a very poofy dress that may not be a very good beach dress even when the poof is removed.
      Even tho the camera phone pics were not that great, I do love what I could see of that dress. I love the sash-thingy under the bust, so pretty. My vote is for that one!

      #4 katrina

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        Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

        i ordered my dress without ever trying it on and i love it and have no regrets. like you said... the worst that can happen is you send it back. no biggie!

        #5 jmhein

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          Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:15 PM

          The dress you ordered is absolutely GORGEOUS! One of those dresses that takes your breath away! I think it's great you ordered it, that way you can try it on and KNOW what it looks like, without always questioning... what if!?
          Can't wait to see pics once you try it on! And like you said, if it doesnt work out for your body type, you can return it. At least you will KNOW!
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          #6 boscobel

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            Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:21 PM

            I thnk as long as your eyes are open to the fact that you might not love it at much in person and you will be out the restocking fee (and it seems they are), then there is no harm in going after the one you love. When will it be in? We need pics of you in it!

            #7 jajajaja

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              Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:51 PM

              I bought a dress that I never tried on. It worked out great for me. However, I did try on dresses very similar in style. This way I knew whether the style worked for me. I'm very short so I couldn't do every dress style.

              Try on a dress with a similar style and see what you think. If you still love it, get it.
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              #8 BillysBride

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                Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:38 PM

                Thanks for all the feedback ladies. I think you're right. At minimum, I will have laid to rest the "what if" factor, and even better, I may have found The One. Its worth it to order it and know for sure either way. With something this special, I don't want to leave it to chance and end up walking down the beach the day of still thinking "I wonder if I would have liked that other dress better."

                It will be anywhere from 8-12 weeks before it comes in. (sigh) You know I'll post pics as soon as I have it.
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                #9 foxytv

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                  Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:19 PM

                  I actually love the first dress ... but I'm not the one wearing it and it's always different when you try a dress on -- so keep that in mind.

                  I had the vision of my PERFECT dress -- and I found it -- but when I tried it on it was ALL WRONG. It looked HORRIBLE on me and the cut/style just wasn't flattering.

                  I ended up going with a dress that I would have never even tried on, but at a friends prodding, I did and I became one with that dress.

                  Your perfect dress is also GORGEOUS though -- don't get me wrong.

                  I am just glad I didn't buy a dress w/o trying it on.

                  #10 BillysBride

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                    Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:47 PM

                    Ya, Foxy..you are absolutely right. It happens. I had to rethink my position on "poof" to begin with, because to be honest, I'm just too hippy to pull off sheath and I knew it from the beginning, but wanted to try anyway. I dont think I'd have originally even picked THIS dress if it weren't for the fact that the first one I tried on a couple months ago was like the exact opposite and it looked horrible on me, so I told myself to go the other way in terms of style.

                    All I can do is try I guess. I could be pleasantly suprised (no, overjoyed!). But I gotta lay it to rest in my mind one way or another.
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