Post # 1
Hello all, I’m still technically a waiting bee, but the ring is coming soon (I think the week after Thanksgiving!) and once that happens, I will be hitting the ground running. I have really one dress in mind to try on, but I’m starting to get nervous about trying on gowns… I’m a street 16 which as you know puts me in Plus size… anyone have any experience with David’s Bridal and their Sample gowns? Should I tell them when I schedule my appointment which gown I’d like to try on and that I’m plus size? Also, I’ve been looking around on here, but I haven’t seen anyone in the particular style I’ve been looking at
So I’ve been wondering if my dream dress isn’t the style for my body type. I know it will look different in person than it does on the model, but this is as close to my dream dress as I have ever found (I really wish it came in a sweetheart neckline with off the shoulder ‘sleeves’, but I’ve been searching for a dress that meets that criteria for years and turned up nothing lol) So basically, any advice you gals can give me would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Hey lady! First off – almost congrats!! 🙂
As far as your dress – let me see if I can help. When you go shopping go in with an open mind! I use to work in a bridal shop and 9 times out of 10 the bride’s “fantasy” dress wouldn’t be the one she ended up falling in love with.
Now I’m NOT saying don’t try on your dream dress. DO IT! Who knows you might love it and it might be the dress for you. But don’t feel down if it isn’t. Try on a variety of dresses – different styles than your dream dress and some that are similiar.
For me personally I walked into the bridal shop having shopped online for like 5 minutes the day before. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted strapless because I love strapless and it looks good on me. There was one dress I was intriqued to try on because it was so different and modern (ended up NOT being “the dress” because I wanted a longer train).
“The dress” ended up being strapless (duh) with lace and beading and a scalloped edge. LOVE IT!
Post # 4
@annasaf83: What is the plus size Range? I’m a street size 10-12. Does this put me in plus size for wedding dresses?
Post # 5
@Spade504: I’m not sure of the range, but I’ve heard that Bridal sizes can be 2 sizes (or more) above your street size. I believe their plus sizes start at 14, but I’m not 100% sure of that
@coolbride125: Thanks 🙂 I know to try on different styles, and def trust the consultant, but the only dress I’ve found online that I really really really want to try on is that one. Should I let them know up front that I’m plus size so they can make sure they have a larger sample dress for me to try on?
Post # 6
David’s Bridal has sizes up to 28 or so I believe – so don’t worry! I’m a plus size as well, and I was really worried about this going into my appointments. But I called first, asked about the dress or dresses I had seen online and liked and if they carried them in my size. Just a note, David’s doesn’t always carry every dress in their stores. So take note of the ID number and ask when you call. 🙂
I had a dress in mind too, and my vision of what I thought I wanted changed quite a bit once I tried dresses on. Try to be open minded and let the consultant know what you do like, but give her a bit of free reign and try on other options she might bring you. 🙂 HAVE FUN!