Post # 1
This weekend will be my first time going dress shopping, and I am, of course, so very excited! I think it will make this wedding much more real to me!
My question to all of you is what should I bring with me?? I am planning on wearing basic nude underwear and a bra that can convert to strapless. My sister is going to bring a notepad to write dress names/styles on and her camera for any places where we may be allowed to take pictures. Also, I was going to bring some dress pics from a few magazine that have features that I like as a reference for the consultants. Am I missing anything?
I am open to trying on a variety of styles because I know not to judge a dress by how it looks on the hanger or model, but I am (at the very least) hoping to figure out what style of dress I really like that flatters me!
Any other advice for a first-time dress shopper? Anything I should make sure to try on? Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 3
Sounds like you are good to go! I would also suggest bringing shoes when i tried on dresses at DB they had me wear this UGLY shoes with the try on shoe thingys it was horrible!
Post # 4
I think you’re set YAY – – You’re gonna have so. much. fun – – Sometimes I want to go dress shopping all over again because it was such a wonderful time, LOL
My advice is this – – Leave the pictures at home, go with an open mind, and try anything and everything on. Don’t crunch your face at any style because some dresses are butt arse fugly on the hanger and then drop dead gorgeous once on, NO JOKE!!!
Enjoy every minute
Post # 5
I agree that you should bring a pair of shoes with you. I would also suggest bringing something to hold your hair up if you’re going to have an updo for the wedding.
Post # 6
Heels/platform shoes that you can slide in and out of. It will save you so much time if you don’t have to buckle/unbuckle your shoes.
2)Hair clip – in case you want to see how the dress looks with your hair up
3)Easy outfit – tshirt and shorts or simple dress that you can slip in and out of easily. You’ll get tired and hot if you have to button and unbutton fancy outfits.
This is just me though. 🙂 Other girls might feel the pressure to look fancy when they are going shopping.
Post # 7
Great ideas – thanks! Keep ’em coming 🙂
I did not even think about bringing shoes…but now that you have mentioned it, I can’t think of why I wouldn’t have! Haha…
I will definitely be going the “comfy” route for clothing that day – it is too much effort otherwise!
Post # 8
I aree with Jackie-O! Things look WAY different on than they do hanging.
1. Trust the saleslady/man. If she recommends something, give her/him the benefit of the doubt and try it.
2. Stay openminded! I started my dress search looking for a lace mermaid, I ended up with a taffeta ballgown. Try on all different shapes and styles because THE ONE might surprise you like it did me.
3. Dont settle! Dont let yourself get pressured into something you’re not sure about.
Also, if you’re a little shy, get some cheap Spanx. They’ll make the dresses lay nice and also cover you up pretty well. They also help if you’re not quite the sample size.