I went to David’s bridal and tried on a few dresses. The consultant measured me and brought out dresses in sizes “8-10”. I fell in love with a dress and she told me it was a size 10. It fit perfectly. I went home and ordered that dress on my own, in the size they recommended. The lady had been a bit rude and I didn’t want her getting credit for me buying a dress. 🤷🏻♀️
It came in the mail and was wayyy too small. I went to the store to return it and the same lady measured me again and said “oh no... you’re between a 12-14”. Mind you, this was about a week and a half later. I don’t think I gained that many inches in that time frame. When I tried one on the second time, the price tag said size 14 but the actual dress was a 16. This seemed a bit fishy to me... Do you think they purposely measured me wrong so i could have the dress altered and get more money out of me? Or do you think it was a genuine mistake? Any similar experiences?
It sounds like TWO separate mistakes, the first trip you took she measured you wrong andd told u the wrong size of the dress you tried on. Then at the second trip the tag size and the dress size didn’t match. Idk but sounds like this davids bridal is a mess!
So I’m not sure if this is where the mess up occurred but I know you can never go off the size of what you’re trying on. Those dresses are extremely stretched out and not comparable to a new dress. It’s always important to go off measurements and the sizing chart.
The measurements of each individual dress are online. Measure yourself, compare the numbers to what's on the website, and order based on that.
I bought a sample, and they do get stretched out. If you're ok with buying the sample you tried on, they may sell it to you for 20% off. They'll clean, repair, and steam it for free. If that's the route you go, I'd have them do the cleaning asap so you can still return if it it's not restored to your satisfaction. They have a 14 day policy
They pushed me into a larger dress. I'm in between a 0-2, they ordered a 4 "to accommodate bust". I feel like it made no difference at all with the cup size. They've had to take in hips, bodice, and bust. I feel like that all could of been avoided. Then they made me pick up my dress last Friday due to the virus. Alterations aren't finished, and they don't know when they're opening their store back up. It still needs to be taken in because it hangs on me. Again, if we bought a dress in my size, I wouldn't be in a time crunch to get my dress finished before my wedding. I told everyone I think it was their way of making more money.
Similar happened to me. Sales associate recommended I get a 4 but that ended up being way too big and I actually needed a 6 (the size I thought I needed). David’s exchanged at no extra cost and got me the size I needed! I would just explain the situation and see what they recommend to fix it
Yes. Sample sizes get stretched, so it's very possible the one you tried on fit perfectly but would be much smaller when actually ordered for you. Happened to me. I fit fine in the sample, but as soon as I got mine they had trouble zipping it up. Now, I'm not sure the company as a whole is trying to do you wrong - I would go to a different David's bridal if you can when they reopen. I went to three and found that all of them were vastly different. And the consultant makes the sale.
As for alterations, please read the reviews. I went to one fitting and the lady implied I had gained weight - which might have been true but I was three weeks out from my wedding at the time, come on - and the alterations were sloppy. Grain of salt I say. Plus most dresses have like one bustle option that comes from corporate, and while they know the dresses....its a downer to not be able to get exactly what you want. I wanted a French bustle but ended up with American because of my dress only having one approved bustle. Good luck!!! Stay strong!