Post # 1
Back Story, I have been dress shopping by myself and with my mum. Both times I was exctited but that was it. No tears, just stupid little giggles.
My two besties and I went dress shopping the other day. I was picking between two that I really liked and we managed to squeeze a time in as a walk in. So I have the dress on, I walk out and I get all upset and defensive at my friend when I didn’t want to look in the mirror any longer than a min or two (what is that about!?).
After sticking the finger up and my friend and telling her nicely to just let me be, I had to explain to my friends that its actually not fun for me to try on a million dresses. Its hot, you stand in front of a mirror with people looking at you on a little step and stare at yourself, NOT COOL. I feel vein doing that. I am having a hard time processing this I think and don’t really know how to react. I appolgised and my friends laughed and said its fine and said they cant wait to go shopping so I can try more on even tho we all thought it was an amazing dress – ummmm… no. pass.
Is this normal or am I just weird!?
Post # 3
Girl, I totally feel you. I burst into tears at a bridal boutique because it was like two million degrees, they didn’t have a chair my grandma could sit in, I could barely get my arms through this stupid bateau neckline, and the box I was supposed to be standing on was, like, smaller than a shoebox–and everyone wanted me to stand there and twirl and look pretty!
So no, I don’t think you’re crazy. I had an easier time getting excited when I tried on dresses that were more comfortable for me (so… not mermaid styles), when the stores weren’t too busy, and when I went with a very laidback friend who didn’t really care if I stared at myself for 5 minutes or 1.
But hey, if you’re done shopping, you’re done! And if you want to go back, well, that’s totally cool too. 🙂
Post # 4
@Shonzilla: I have yet to actually go try on dresses (first appt on Feb 13), but I have a feeling that I will be the same way. I’m actually not looking forward to looking for a dress AT. ALL. I HATE HATE HATE clothes shopping so I can’t imagine this will be any better…ugh.
Post # 5
@howsweetitis: It’s horrible isnt it, I didnt like the lady who served me, I had her the first time and I generally don’t like the store…. maybe its because whatever I end up with I will get second hand hahaha, im not paying $3K for a dress ill wear once, even though Fi said it was fine. Anyway.
I have emailed another store who stock the same brand and ill go by myself and try it on there and see how I go, maybe that will help. I’ve never liked shopping with other people.
I need a rant while i’m here – The sales lady even had the nerve to say you dont know how beatiful you look and thats a size 16 when your a 6 so it will look even better so look at yourself and have some confidence – SHUT UP YOU SALES DRIVEN WOMAN $&Y*#*@!
@LincsMama: All I can say is good luck! Might be better with who serves you and the store you go to! 🙂
Post # 6
@Shonzilla: Totally have felt the same way. I make my mind up pretty quickly on what is “wow!” and what is “next!” whatever is next…I’m straight back in that change room and get it off me!!! You don’t need to stand there all day if you don’t want to!
Post # 7
@Charbelle: Thanks. The thing is that ARGH GET IT OFF ME was the dress I want. I think it was because the store was packed and my friends were pushing me. I actually just wanted to sit and do my own thing for a bit.
Post # 8
I went 3x dress shopping and I mean I went to 3 shops. I bursted in tears if they left me in a dress more than 3 minutes. If I didn’t like it I wanted it off. I didn’t want to be squeezed any tighter into the dress with clips. Get it off!!! The last time I tried on dress, I think it took us 20 minutes to try on 15 dress, most we decided after trying on one that one wasn’t gonna work. When I got the dress similar to the one I end up buying online. I started crying happy tears, I knew it was the one I wanted, it looked the best and I was totally happy with it. Then I didn’t want to take it off! I totally got ya!!!
Post # 9
@Shonzilla: It IS stressful, you have to take all your clothes off and clambour in a heavy dress that is either too big or too small with everyone looking at you. You’re not aloe in feeling like this…. but maybe you could try a smaller store, with just your mom? So you have a bit more space and time?
Post # 10
@Shonzilla: it’s the number one reason that I only went to one bridal boutique. I went there the first time with friends and the second time was to just get the dress. It’s hot, amd gross thinking about all the other people who’ve squeezed their bodies into a Sample dress.
I’d recommend don’t bring an entourage and only wear dresses you’re fully comfortable wearing, for me it was only fit n flares, for you it may be a-line or whatever.
Post # 11
Thanks for the comments 🙂
I’m not even going to bother looking anymore. I know I want this dress. I keep looking at it online haha.
And you know what, if I don’t like it then I can probably sell it as I have 12 months.
Lucky im only getting married once right haha!! I couldnt do dress shopping again, its so overwhelming!