"Fluffy" Bride and Dress Shopping

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Hugs to you. Wedding dress shopping gave me a lot of anxiety, too. BUT I ended up having a great time dress shopping, so it was a lot of worry for nothing. Check around and see if there are any shops that exclusively carry plus size dresses within a reasonable driving range. It’s well worth the trip. Also, David’s and Alfred Angelo are both pretty good about carrying larger sizes in store to try on. Even if you plan to buy from a smaller boutique, going to one of those chain stores may be a good way to try on different silhouettes ahead of time and figure out what works best for your body and style. Good luck. 🙂

Post # 4
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3722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

VERY few people go dress shopping and can try on the dresses and have them fully zip/close/whatever. The consultants are well trained in the art of clippig the dress. They get it on, and clip the dress to your bra, or whatever undergarmets you have. It really is totally possible and isn’t as bad as you think it will be – I’m a fluffy bride too 🙂

Post # 5
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Dress shopping is a harrowing experience for us larger ladies. I suggest you start by calling a few places to see if they have anything in your size that you can try on.

Do you already know what types of dresses look best on your body type and what sort of style dress you want?

Post # 6
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I too am fluffy and dreaded, dreaded, dreaded going dress shopping.  I started at David’s which will give you a good idea of what you want, or possibly even your dress 🙂  I did a ton of research and found a smaller boutique about 1/2 from me that carries every single size under the sun.  I had a fabulous experience there, felt super comfortable and the prices were amazing…mostly under $1,000.  Do some quick research and call around.  Not all bridal places are the same.

Post # 8
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FutureMrsP123:  Definitely go to Alfred Angelo if you can. They carry a wide variety of sizes and give you the most peronsal service in comparison to David’s. They do a great job. I can’t say enough about them.

Just make an appt first. AWESOME and they will make you feel beautiful I promise.

At David’s, I felt like a cow going to slaughter and being crammed in their tiny dressing rooms was a nightmare.

Post # 9
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@FutureMrsP123:  If you’re pear shaped, you should be able to get a bunch of them on so long as they’re not hip hugging and are actual, true a-lines and not drop-waist dresses. Honestly, try David’s Bridal, which has dresses in plus sizes to try on, and narrow down what you like about dresses before you go ordering your dream dress from another place.

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