(Closed) Nervous about trying on dresses for the first time, especially my dream dress!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I’m in exactly the same boat. I just can’t bring myself to try any dresses on until I have lost some more weight. I was a bridesmaid last year and found that because a lot of the dresses were sized a lot smaller than the stated size, it just depressed me greatly. I think you can get in to the dress and they either hold the back or pin it to give you an idea.

I know a lot of stores have larger samples, have you tried calling round to see if anywhere has it in a 14? You’ve got over a year to the wedding so have you got any sort of plan in place to lose the weight in any set time? It’s not long until September so perhaps you could have an intensive blast and try then?

I’m probably not the best person to help with this, but I can say I totally get where you are coming from! I plan on waiting until November-ish (Maybe later) as I want the day I try dresses on to be a happy one, not one where I feel terrible. That’s just me though, as I know I’d really struggle if things didn’t fit or I felt insecure. If you have the confidence to go now and envisage what you’ll look like then go for it. Equally, if you are happy with the size you are now (And any loss would be a benefit) then go now! There are many, many beautiful brides at a size 14/16 (And far beyond) so it really rests with how you feel about it!

Sorry for the ramble, good luck!

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