(Closed) First time dress shopping.. Any advice??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Wear nice underwear, don’t get discouraged, and make sure you bring something to put your hair up with.

Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!

Post # 4
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try on anything the consultant brings you, don’t turn it away by how it looks on the hanger.  Don’t try on anything you know you can’t afford.  Wear evening makeup (at least on eyes), made a huge difference for me.  Bring something to put your hair up.  HAVE FUN!!!

Post # 5
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Try on everything, even if you don’t think it’s what you want!  I ended up being a two dress bride (actually 3, if you count the one I was able to return)   It turns out I do love empire waist and not a-line!!!

Do not purchase a dress in less you are 100% sure, without a doubt completely happy with it!!  Soooo many girls on here (including me) end up having severe dress regret right before their wedding!!

Have fun and be open!!!

Post # 6
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second the advice of trying on everything, regardless of if it’s the style you had in mind. I had a great consultant who actually started me off with a dress that was a style I thought would look awful on me, but she wanted to show me it could work if I liked it. You never know what it will look like until you try it on, and dresses in person can look really different from model photos!

Don’t let the people you bring with sway you too much. It’s great to have feedback, but if you’re not feeling it in the dressing room and you come out and they all say it’s “the one”, trust your gut if you don’t love it.

Have a good time, relax and enjoy it! Dress shopping should be fun, not stressful 🙂

Post # 7
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Keep an open mind and shop around. The first time I tried on dresses I loved them all, I could of easily caved then I found the more I looked, the more I knew what I wanted. Don’t feel pressured or rush into anything. If you think you love something, sleep on it. Too much dress regret on here sometimes!

Post # 8
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Eat something beforehand and touch up your makeup.  Don’t be afraid to kick people out of the dressing room if they’re driving you bonkers.

Post # 9
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Where white undies. I didn’t think and wore blue, did not look good under the thinner dresses!

Post # 11
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

try on at least one of every style…..for example, if you think you want a poofy ballgown, try on a mermaid anyways.  

Post # 12
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TinyTina: Yes, definitely post and share! We love to see dress photos here! 🙂  Glad you had a great experience!

Post # 13
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

-wear nice underwear. In some of the nicer stores I went to, the lady came into the fitting room with me! eek! 

-DON’T buy the first dress you try on… unless you go to at least a couple other stores and then come back and get it.

Post # 14
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Even though you already went shopping, I will add this: Bring a snack and a bottle of water.

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