Sample gowns are the gowns hanging in bridal stores that brides try on and then place orders and wait for gowns to arrive months later. After the gown is discontinued samples move to off the rack stores like ours. Most are in perfect condition and other may show minor signs of wear such as a few lose threads or missing buttons. This is a great opportunity for brides to save major bucks and still have their dream dress. Please make sure you've read the full description thoroughly. We do our best to describe each gown to its truest current condition. Please feel free to ask questions before purchasing your dream dress!