Post # 1
One of the biggest events in a girls life, besides the actual wedding, is getting together with the girls and trying to find “the dress”. I live in Bakersfield CA and we have ONE Davids Bridal, and a few hole in the wall shops. I have my heart set on Maggie Sottero dresses…which one, Im not sure of yet. The problem is, Im a size 12/14 and these dumb shops have like ONE dress for each style and it only comes in a size 4. Am I missing something, or is this really the “average size” for women these days? Its really bumming me out, because I feel like Im just going to have to have someone else try on the dresses I like and decide that way….which is NOT fun! Its totally taking away from my whole experience! Thanks for listening Bee’s! XOxo Cayla
Post # 3
Hell no, a size 4 is not the average size! Not in bridals, anyway, lol. Those things run TINY. Here’s a tip–do not let a shop con you into ordering and partially paying for a dress just to let you try it on. A reputable shop will be willing to order a dress for you in the proper size (or close to it) so you can see for yourself what looks good on you.
The bridal shops near where I live only carry 12 or 14s for sample sizes…I’m about a 6/8 and had a hell of a time figuring out what would look good. Thus…I’m having a friend make mine now, lol. They refused to order one for me in the proper size so I could see–said I had to pay for it in full first. Lolwut.
Post # 4
Oh that sucks. I am a Maggie bride and I found that most of the stores I went to had sample sizes between 8 and 12 – some were small on me, some were big, and some were just right. Sizing in the bridal industry is bizarre…you typically have to order a size or two bigger than your street size for your wedding dress. I am about a size 8/10 and I actually ordered a size 8 in my Maggie dress (which I was THRILLED about!)! I don’t remember many size 4 samples…or if there were it was not in any of the styles I tried on. Hopefully you can find something that is close to fitting properly so you can get a good idea about what the dress will look like when it is the right size! Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks girls…I thought I was going crazy for a minute..haha.
Im going to go over to the beach around Atascadero & SLO to find some shops I think. They have alot that carry Maggie dresses, so Im going to go that route. 🙂