Post # 1
New to the board, and was curious whether there are any plus-sized brides in the chicagoland area. Frankly, being a size 24, I am TERRIFIED to go try on bridal gowns, but my wedding is in October, and I know I need to do it soon. I’m not really a fan of anything from davids bridal.. and I’m looking for a place that might have a decent selection of plus sized samples to try on. If you know of anywhere, please don’t hesitate to fill me in. I’ll breathe a serious sigh of relief once this process is done and over!
Post # 3
I am up in Milwaukee and a 20. I agree with you about David’s. I called a lot of places and asked if they carried larger sample sizes in the types of styles I wanted. I know they appreciated me asking since some othte places would have been a huge waste of time for everyone. I’d say about 1/2 the places I talked to carried a nice selection of dresses in 16+ (I got into some 16s, but mostly 18s and 20s – broad shoulders and big boobs here). Only one said all their samples were 12s and under. A couple places actually had a plus size section with a LOT of dresses in 16s to 28s. I ended up with a corset back Maggie Sottero – many of her dresses worked well for me (and her sizing is close to street size). GOOD LUCK!
Post # 4
@darlingggnikkie: Full-figured date twins! 🙂
Post # 5
@mandi.pitt: hahaha! yayyyy! did you pick it because it’s sweetest day, or is that just a coincidence? it was a coincidence for us! so because you’re the same date, can i ask you where you’re at planning-wise?