Post # 1
Hey Boston brides!
I am still on the hunt for a dress. I fell in love with a dress at Priscilla, but I don’t know if I can commit to it yet. The sample size was something like an 8 and I am a size 20. I got it on, but obviously it was completely open in the back. I tried to explain to my (size 0) mom that this is how shopping was going to be for a fat bride, but she is adamant that I not buy anything I can’t try on in my size. Apparently, she did not get that universal memo about size 8 being the sample size!
Anyway, I want to hit up some stores here around MA while I’m at school that specialize in plus sizes and might have bigger samples in stock. I have been to David’s in Dedham. I am curious about Boticelli in Providence. I also saw that Vows has a couple (literally) of dresses in my size.
Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
I was going to recommend DB in Dedham, but you’ve already been there.
I’m a plus-size and I went to Alexandria’s in Fall River and it was terrible. I called ahead to make sure they had plus-size gowns I could try on and they said yes. The only plus size gowns they had were throwbacks to the 90s- it was terrible. So don’t go there.
My only other advice would be to do a Google search and see what places claim to have plus-sizes and then be specific about how many. Or, perhaps ask directly if they have the dress you’re looking for.
Another idea that might help your mom- did you try on any dresses at David’s that were a similar design as the Priscilla dress you love? If so, perhaps remind her that you tried on something similar and it looked great.
Post # 4
Yeah, I did try on dresses with similar shapes and she saw them and agreed it was close enough. That was kind of the goal of the DB Dedham trip. She … is special.
I’ve been googling and such, but I find it super lame that some places are not specific about which lines they carry. Thanks for the tip re: Alexandria’s. That is exactly the kind of info I was hoping to get. I’ve been disappointed by places advertising plus size fashion too many times to count.
Where did you end up getting your dress?
Post # 5
I got my dress from David’s.
Post # 6
Manhattan Bridals in Dedham (on Washington Street right by the Dedham mall) had plus size dresses when i went to get my dress a couple of years ago…but I am not sure how high the sizes went up. I am a street 16, and ended up getting a dress that wasn’t in the store as a plus size…but at least I got it on…make sure your mom knows that even if you were a size 10 or a size 0 they wouldn’t fit because they generally don’t keep all the sizes in the store. Maybe you can find an article in a wedding magazine that can back you up.
Post # 7
A close friend (about size 24) had an amazing experience at Bella Sera Bridal (used to be in Middleton, now in Danvers). They have samples of all kinds of gowns (incl. designer) in all kinds of sizes. I definitely recommend them!!
Post # 8
look at maggie sottero gowns, the lace up back is really flattering and you can get great dresses that look good on plus sized girls. They don’t make you look like the fat girl at prom! And they are in a resonable price range (under $1000) a lot of the time. if you go on the website you can see real people in them and not all the real people are super skinny. it is a good way to get plus sized ideas!
Post # 9
@IronMaiden… I want to thank you for posting this. I just spoke with the owner of the shop and she was SO fun on the phone. She totally gets that not every girl is a size 4. They actually order sample dresses in a size 14 or 16, which is so much nicer!!! They also have a bunch of other dresses in different sizes. I immediately made an appointment to meet with her. Again, thank you! 🙂
Post # 10
i highly, highly, highly reccomend Bridal and Gift in Attleboro. They made me feel so comfortable and had tons of beautiful dresses for me to try on. they even have a whole room on maggie sottero gowns in all sizes.