(Closed) Dress crush….it can happen!

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sloaner:  i just checked out the maggie dress, it’s gorgeous.  i love it.  i’m so glad that you found something that you completely adore.  you’ve set the bar high for any other dresses.

Post # 4
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree! I had decent experiences, although I will say at the store that didn’t have as many larger samples, they’d try to squeeze me into the smaller sizes and that was just miserable and uncomfortable. Don’t let them do that to you! I finally told them “I don’t want to try on anything that won’t at least go over my hips.”

I actually had a really good experience at David’s Bridal (weekday, I was the only one there). They had a wide range of sample sizes and were very plus-size friendly. I went to two different ones and at one she measured me to pick out undergarments, at the other she just asked me size. I’d say have them measure you – everything runs so differently it’s better not to underestimate your size and then be frustrated.

I guess that would be my tip for any plus-size gals worried. It MAY be worth it to bring your own long-line bra to try on dresses with that you know fits. That was actually one of the more frustrating parts of the visits for me.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I love maggie dresses! I’m a street size 20 so i know how your feeling with body image. I’m trying to lose the weight but it is so hard to do! I’m still searching for the dress, but i have not found it yet. I may end up having one custom made! I have found ruching really helps make me look thinner and feel better about myself

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think you are right, I went to David’s Bridal at first and unfortunately did not have a good experience. The store was a madhouse that particular day and my consultant was rushed for time. I ended up going to a small bridal salon that specialized in plus-sizes and got excellent customer service. If you can go to a smaller salon, try it. I didn’t try on any Maggie Sottero (they are awesome) but I ended up buying a killer Pronovias, and I’m very happy with my dress.

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