Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY
So, all my friends are eager for me to start setting up appointments to try on dresses. I, however, am avoiding it at all costs. I’m so nervous about what I’ll be able to try on. I’m not exactly a plus size, but I’ve no doubt the store’s little sample is not going to fit at all.
Can you guys tell me, will I only be able to try on plus size gowns? I’m naturally a size 12/14 with a big ‘ol rack.
For reference, I went Bridesmaid dress shopping with my best girlfriend and virtually none of the samples (size 8s and 10s) could actually go on my body because of my boobs and butt and back-fat. I had to hold all the dresses up in front of me…not fun.
I’m trying to get excited and was hoping to plan my first try-on at Saks next month, but if they don’t carry plus sized samples, will I be out of luck and terribly embarrassed?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
@LAB: Some stores are different, but I found few bridal salons with lots of sizes to try on. I was upfront when I called to make my appointment, as I had no desire to enter a store that only had tiny sample size dresses. The salon I ended up getting my dress at didn’t specailize in “plus size” dresses, but had several dresses size in my sizes range for me to try on. (I’m a street size 14 & ended up ordering a size 14 wedding dress.) So I’d suggest calling the store first and finding one that has a wide selection of sizes before going.
Good luck & enjoy it!!! I was incredibly nervous about the size issue as well, but happened to find a place where it wasn’t an issue at all.
Post # 4
You can call the store’s first and ask what they carry. You’ll likely go up 2 size or so, that’s normal. Davids Bridal I know carries up to somewhere in the 20s off the rack. I don’t know what Sak’s has, but call and ask, that would eliminate any chance that they have nothing for you to try on!