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Savvy September 2021

Buy a dress online

Bianca, on July 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 4 95
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I can’t picture spending thousands or even more than 500$ on a dress. I’ve been looking online and they all seem really pretty. Did anyone go to a bridal shop to try on dresses and get their sizes and what style they like then go and buy it online because I’m spending so much on the wedding I can’t picture spending the same amount on a dress as I did the venue.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I think that's a really good idea to go in person to try on styles and know your sizing first before you get one online. that way you can also see what styles work on you

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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    I just didn’t want to feel badly that I’m not buying a dress at a store. I feel like they don’t have any in my budget really and I don’t wanna waste their time BUT the dresses online seem just as nice and less than half the price.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I think that's fine. people know that just because you're going shopping isn't even a guarantee you'll buy anything anyway.

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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
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    I bought my dress from JJs House online, and I did try a few on at David's one day and at a couple at a little boutique once, but for measurement purposes, I used the size guide on the website and took my own measurements to order the right size. I still need some alterations to be done in October/November for my February wedding, but I'm very pleased with my dress.

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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    I was looking at JJs house!!!!!! They had a dress on there that I keep going back to!!!! How’s the quality feel? They look so nice online and clearly in person they look exactly the way they are online. But do they feel like a wedding dress I guess is what I’m asking or does it feel like a prom dress you bought at the mall.
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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    My dress was originally listed for 1250, which was well past what I budgeted. But, I happened to get it on sale so I only paid 500 for it.
    Watching for sales is huge. I wouldn’t have even looked at my dress if it hadn’t been on sale.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    Definitely try some dresses in store first. Once you know what you want, it'll be easier to shop for online if you go that route. I bought my dress on a resale site called Stillwhite.


    Some dresses are brand new and some are used (resale) but in great condition and decently discounted. It came just as shown in the photos.
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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    Where did you find your dress on sale ?
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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    That dress is beautiful I’ll def have to look on that website
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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    Has anyone bought a dress from bhldn online?
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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
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    This dress is chiffon, and it's good quality. I would guess the quality would be the same across the board. You can narrow your search on the site based on material preference, so if you're looking for satin, lace, or tulle, just play with the filters. I absolutely love my dress and it is exactly as advertised!

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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    Thank you so much! I am now super excited knowing I can get a dress of my dreams without breaking the bank !
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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
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    No problem Smiley smile happy shopping! Make sure you get good measurements for your order and use the size guide! Wedding dresses run a couple sizes smaller than standard US sizing.

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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    I got mine from David’s bridal to be honest. I perused their online options and looked at what was available in my budgeted range. And with things going on clearance and change of seasons, you can sometimes find those deals.
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    I need to get it hemmed and get cups put in but otherwise, it was perfect.
    Also, sometimes you can get a dress cheaper if it’s a sample. Just some other ideas 🙂
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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    Maybe I should check them out even if I just end up getting my sizes. Thanks for the advice!
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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    That’s good to keep in mind I didn’t know that! Now I’m going to feel bad about my size of dress if they run smaller 😂
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  • Gwendolyn
    Devoted July 2021
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    That is exactly what I did. I went to a bridal salon for sizing and to see what shapes I liked on myself. It's a really good idea if you've never tried them on - because not only is the sizing way different but you may find you don't like the silhouettes you thought you would (I learned quickly I didn't like a-line and actually looked great in a mermaid which I would have NEVER guessed).

    Just be mindful of the potential of falling in love with something and perhaps finding it's way out of budget. I did, but fortunately I was able to find the dress I loved on a second-hand gown site (Stillwhite.com) for 1/3 of the salon cost, with the tags still on it!

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  • Bianca
    Savvy September 2021
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    Is stillwhite an app? Or just a website I need to stalk for the right dress
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  • Gwendolyn
    Devoted July 2021
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    Smiley smile It's a website! Stillwhite and Nearlynewwed but have a lot of gowns on there. Stillwhite is pretty active, I get alerts every few days with new gowns posted that fit my preferences.

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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    Tried about a dozen dresses at DB, which gave me a good idea of what I liked and didn’t like. It turns out the style of dresses and silhouette I thought I would love, I hated on me. Lol

    I ended up ordering a custom dress from Cocomelody on a sale and it turned out perfect! I absolutely love it and am so glad I did it. They offer home try on for a fee for certain dresses if you would like to try it first. They can also do customization to your exact measurements if you want and sometimes offer sales for free customizations.

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