- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
So, I have posted another thread before saying I found THE dress. Being a size 24, bridal stores in my area don’t carry a lot of things for me to try on and I felt I just had to settle. I still couldn’t make myself purchase this dress even though I told myself not to look online at anymore…
Well, that lasted all of a month! I started looking online again and realized this just wasn’t my dress. I wanted tulle. I wanted lace. I wanted an empire waist. I found the following dress by Allure online. I even searched the Hive for “Allure 8756” and found several pictures of bees who wore it. It only came in misses sizes, but did go up to a size 32. I figured if I wanted it, I was just going to have to bite the bullet and order it without trying it on.
Today, I drove and hour and a half to Huntsville, hopeful I would find something I love. After having no luck at 2 stores, the third was having an Allure truck show. I wasn’t seeing anything I liked in my size, so I just started to look through other racks. I pulled out a dress and said, “Now this is exactly what I want!” The more I looked at it I was knew it was the dress I had drooled online over. I braced myself as I looked at the size, knowing it wouldn’t fit. It was a 14, and although that is 5 sizes smaller than what I would wear, I told the sales person, I was going to atleast *try* to put this dress on.
To my surprise… I got it on! Yes, it wouldn’t zip and my whole back was falling out, but atleast I could see it on me and KNOW this is my dress!
I hope all my fellow plus size bees will take it from me… Do not settle on a dress! You will find your perfect one if you just don’t give up. And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t wear something. If you love it… buy it!