@lexmek27: Hey OP…this was the hardest part for me to get on board with too!! One, I never thought I would love anything on me. Two, I feared sample sizes would not fit me, and I would never see one ‘on’. Three, I am not a shopper at heart, and thought I would be overwhelmed by tulle, lace, and satin. Four, I was a little taken aback about getting semi-naked in front of anyone!!
BUT, my sisters (maids of honors) ‘forced’ me to make appt’s and try on dresses (at the 8-month mark, no doubt). This is what I realized:
1) There are so many different styles, some awesome on me, some terrible. In the end, I was shocked at the number of styles I thought flattered me.
2) I got into ALL the dresses at the stores. Some were big, some small, but the attendant made the best of each dress, showing me an idea of how it would look.
3) Although I was overwhelmed by all the selection, I was immediately drawn to a certain fabric, which narrowed down what I was putting on vs what I was not.
4) Of the places I went, one sales associate was ok, but the other one (at the place I bought my gown) was TERRIFIC. She made me feel comfortable, beautiful, and actually being semi-nude in front of her was as comfy as it could have been. She was an older lady, so I felt like my grandma was there, rather than a stranger…at least that is how she treated me. It made the experience top notch. She DID offer to have a sister come in and get me in and out of them, but I was immediately at ease with her, so declined.
In the end, I found the experience a lot more fun than I expected. I THINK bc my expectations were so low. That might put you in a better position as well. I found a dress that I love, of which surprised me too!!! GOOD LUCK!