posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you will find something. need to have that little bit of faith and start thinking positively!! have you ever thought about a custom dress? design it yourself!

Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I was looking online I found that Maggie Sottero carries a lot of dresses plus size and they were beautiful.  In fact two of my close friends both wore Maggie (one is about a 22 and the other a 22/24).  I found my dress at Davids – I know I was shocked to (it’s a 20).  The think that helped me with trying on dresses was the right undergarments – hello shapewear slip! I had gastric too so even though I’ve lost weight I’m still lumpy and bumpy in some areas I’d rather not be Wink.  My biggest worry are my arms – I always wear sleeves.  Just recently – seriously recently like 6 months ago, I realized that there are a lot worse looking people than me wearing worse things so I said screw this and went sleeveless and I mean the whole shabang – tank tops, spaghetti tops, sun dresses, bathing suits and not a cover up in sight! So needless to say the dress I chose is a gorgeous sleeveless number and I’m estactic. Keep looking, don’t get frustrated or give up. 

Post # 6
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey Soon2beMrsWheeler! That other girl would be me! Let’s start a protest!

My first dress trial sucked! I was so depressed. But the ladies here have been fantastic and encouraging. They’re right, we just have to keep on looking and try different places.

I was over it too. But I’m gradually–maybe–hoping that if I start eating a little better and working out more, than I’ll feel better the next time. But it won’t be soon. I think I’m going to find places that have Maggie Sotero and Alfred Angelo and try some of those. 

And if all else fails, I plan to wear a regular old dress of my liking & color–its my damn wedding! Who’s going to tell me no?? lol

TrixieStix–I HATE my arms. If I could cut off half of them myself, I would. And like you I ALWAYS wear sleeves, even in the summer!! I try to find lightweight, thin shrugs, or those v-neck boy tshirts that have the longers sleeves to the elbows. There’s always a strategy in place. That’s why I have no clue what I’m supposed to wear. Everything they have is sleeveless in bridalland. Yuck.  And yes, i’ve tried going sleeveless, I feel really uncomfortable and self-conscious. Not only are my arms big and round, like chicken hammocks, but I also have the ‘ol grandma fat waddle underneath them–and I’m only 32! Sigh..

Post # 8
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Did you go to PreVue in Grossmont Center (La Mesa area)?  I *know* they have some Maggies in plus sizes.

Post # 9
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would recommend finding the dress you want, even if it’s a bit out of your budget, and then trying to find a sample or one on Once Wed. I bet you just haven’t found the right style that accentuates your best features yet. If you’re concerned about your arms, don’t rule out strapless dresses, but look at boleros! 

I think finding the right consultant will help too. And if you’re really feeling bad about yourself, pamper yourself before you go to try on dresses – if you’re not feeling beautiful, you’re not going to like any of the dresses on yourself. 

Post # 10
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Have you tried many different styles of dresses?  It seems counterintuitive, but a lot of times if you are bigger you will look better in a tighter mermaid dress.  It holds everything in place more.  I’m curvier and that’s what I wore.  But I’m not plus size.  I have seen a lot of plus size brides that look great in mermaid dresses.

I feel your pain with stores not having your size.  It’s so hard to tell what a dress will look like and feel like on you when they can’t zip up the back or when you can’t even step into it.  There must be some plus size stores out there somewhere!!!  Maybe you could call Maggie Sottero and ask them if there are any stores in your area that have larger sample sizes, or if they would be able to ship larger sample sizes to the stores around you.

Post # 11
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

If you’re having this much trouble, it might be worth it to look for a seamstress! You can work with them to design a dress that’ll love and will be perfectly tailored to fit you. And if you can’t find one in your area, check out Etsy or post a request in Etsy Alchemy.

Post # 12
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hear you postponed the wedding cos I couldn’t find a dress……then started thinking seriously about wearing jeans or postponing again or possibly not showing up. Fingers crossed for you I truly hope you find the perfect dress one u can try on that fits like a dream and is sold to you by understanding considerate sales assistants who make you feel like a princess.

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

try going to a real bridal shop not one that only carries one designer and definately not DB… i tried my dress on in  size 8 and had to order a 26 so themothaving it inyour size is notan excuse.. that size eight which was tight everywhere and of course didnt even come clos to closing still looked amaizing that’s how i knew it was the one… don’t be afraid to try things on even if they don’t fit… i would have never tried to squeeze into a dress that was that small but the drss consultant said “u like this? You’re gonna try it on” and i am so glad i did

The topic ‘IM WEARING A PLASTIC BAG!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors