Post # 1
Hey ladies. So, just for fun… tell me some stories about your uncomfortable change room stories while you’ve been dress shopping. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find it soooo uncomfortable when you go to certain shops and the ladies feel comfortable enough to walk in without asking!!!! I understand we’re all women, and I’m sure they have seen MANY women changing, but I just don’t want a strange lady getting a nice show if you know what I mean 😉 let’s be honest, sometimes putting these dresses on or taking them off can push or pull our delicates to places where they shouldn’t be!
I recently had a male employee help me out…and even though he was very flamboyantly homosexual, I was still SUPER uncomfortable! A man is a man!!!!Heck…I don’t like it when the women see my undergarments.
Post # 3
This didn’t happen to me at a bridal shop, but your story definitely got me thinking.
After working with a male on set costumer for about a month, with him zipping me up, tying me up, buttoning me up… you name it. He said to me, you look exactly like my girlfriends best friend! I thought he was gay, but it turns out he was just a feminine type guy. BOY was my face red thinking of all the things I did infront of him, not knowing he was straight! OOPS! Never made that mistake again! 😉
Post # 4
Oy, I’m going to be no help with stories like that. I was a dancer back in high school and there wasn’t much room for self-consciousness, seeing as how we all–boys and girls–had to help one another with quick-changes in between sets (most of the time this meant getting fully naked in order to change into your next costume).
After the first couple of naked bits you see, it gets to be an old hat. 😛
Post # 5
@sweetestsin: Wooooow! See, now these are the types of things that would just about kill me… I wonder how often this happens with other ladies. And it also makes me wonder if his girlfriend would be okay with that :S I’ve had near mishaps where pieces have fallen out and I just manage to cover myself up before the sales person gets a full on view!
MlleFabuleux: Lol I totally envy your comfortableness with that sort of thing. I KNOW that I shouldn’t care so much, and I wish that I could be more okay with it, ESPECIALLY with other women, but for some reason I just can’t get into that zone while there!
Post # 6
@MlleFabuleux: Ditto this, I was a dancer and it never occured to me to be self concious. I also bartended at a strip club for a few years, and nudity has little to no effect on me anymore. Just remember, they do this for a living, they’ve likely seen it all.
Post # 7
That’s terribly rude that they pop in the changeroom without asking.
Just because they’re comfortable with it doesn’t mean you are… you’d think they’d realize that’s why changerooms were made, and why you didn’t simply start stripping down in the middle of the store.
I think a polite but firm request for them not to pop in until you’ve verified you’re “decent” or however you’d like to put it is definitely in order! (I know “decent” is a silly word for it, but it’s cuter and more polite than telling them flat-out that they’re being very rude).
Post # 8
I knew a guy in high school who was super flamboyant and feminine and everyone for sure thought he was gay… NOPE! He worked in a women’s lingerie store and completely played up the gay card so that women would be comfortable letting him in the change room to help.
When I was dress shopping I went to one salon where it was an older lady who was helping me and she kept coming into the room unannounced and would do things like adjust my bra without even telling me first. I’m completley comfortable with my body and I don’t really care who sees it, I just found her to be rude.
Post # 9
I had the girl coming in with me to help get me into and out of each gown, not an easy task, ata couple salons. I appreciated it, but they weren’t rude about it or anything.
Post # 10
My only “odd” changing room experience was last weekend when I went to get a quote for alterations. I totally forgot I was wearing a thong haha. My dress is an a-line so I don’t have to wear special undies so I didn’t even think twice. So here I am wagging my bare butt in the poor seamstress’ face while trying to gracefully step out of my dress haha. Oopsie :