Post # 1
So, this post really has no point except to help me calm my nerves… I have been drooling over a dress, Allure 8634, for almost a year now, and I finally found a store in my area that has it! But it’s in a bridal size 12, and I’m a street size 14. I am petrified to go try it on and have it look terrible because it is too small… I’ve had problems with this before, because my mom (who I’ve taken with me on one other shopping trip), immediately dismissed the gowns that were too small (which happen to be quite a few of them!) because she can’t “picture” what it will look like on me.
I know it’s not the end of the world, and if it looks like crap there are more than enough dresses in the world that could be for me, but I just really hope I like it :).
Post # 3
I’m the same size, and fitting into samples really wasn’t a big deal. The other samples you tried on that didn’t work were probably dress size 8, which is the norm sample. A sample 12 will be fine. Best of luck, I love the neckline on that dress!
Post # 4
I had the same issues with my dress shopping. I found that as long as I can pull it on it’s fine, it doesn’t need to do up and they should have something in the store to help hold the dress on to give an idea of how it will look. I didn’t like my first, second third…twenty second choices I liked online haha. The dress I loved I hate online and didn’t even recognize it when I saw it in person, I find stock photos very deceptive, don’t worry you will find your dress, whether it’s this one or another. Beautiful dress btw!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I am a street size 12-14, so every dress was small on me, but I felt like I could get a really great idea of what they would look like on me even though the more fitted dresses were near impossible to get on. You’ll be fine, and your mom is being difficult and unreasonable.
Post # 6
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you- I was finally able to relax a little about it. I went and tried the dress on, and I LOVED it! It is beautiful, and I felt so great about it- it is so cool when you find your dress!!!!
Post # 7
Yay! So glad it went well for you and that you found your dress! It is a gorgeous dress! Congratulations!