The Ultimate Gently Used Wedding Dress Buying Guide

You asked, we answered! Your 5 most burning questions about how to buy a pre-loved dress.

What’s your biggest concern about buying a gently used wedding dress online?  Below are the 5 most frequently asked questions from other Recycled Bride members, and our answers. Anything else you want to know? Just post it in the comments and we’ll answer! <!–more–>

Gently used Jenny Packham wedding dress, $2150 on RecycledBride.com

Gently used Jenny Packham wedding dress, $2150 on RecycledBride.com

1. How do I know a wedding dress will fit when I buy from another bride online?  It all depends on whether the dress has already been altered to fit another bride. For dresses that have been altered, confirm that the seller’s bust, waist, and hip measurements are the same or bigger than yours, and that they’re the same height or taller than you. If the dress has not been altered, you may need to research the sizing of that particular designer’s line. You can do this at a local bridal shop or online. No matter what, the number one rule of fit is always buy bigger. Bridal gowns can easily be made smaller by a tailor, but can’t be made larger.

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  1. I am getting married next year and these tips really help me a lot, especially now that I’m all stuck with lots of preparation with less time to check on what kind of dress to wear during my special day. Thank goodness to this post, it will defintely save my day!

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