Post # 1
I’m just wanting to see street size 12-16 bees in their dresses. I’ve been having some body issues lately. My FI said I look perfect but of course I need some encouragement from the bee that I will look alright since I know you all always look so beautiful!
Btw I am going dress shopping for the first time in a couple weeks and part of me is not really looking forward to it, but I know once I try on some dresses I will completely forget everything!
Post # 4
I’m a street size 12 (my dress is much higher – thanks junior sizing). This is from when I found my dress, not quite my size, and without the fluffy/crinoline that gives it a gorgeous A-line shape.
Post # 5
@shrubfish09: Congratuations. I dont have any pics but can completely relate to your fears as I am a street size 12 and felt the same way. I have had both positive and negative experiences in my hunt. You are in New York so you may able to get to a megasalon like Kleinfelds which will have everything but if you cant make it to a salon with a huge selection of samples, here are a couple tips that were given to me that really made a difference:
1. Initially try a shop like Davids Bridal or Alfred Angelo who carry all dresses in all sizes to get an idea of the shape and fit that looks best.
2. After you have an idea of the shape and fit that you like, select a few dresses that you would like to try.
3. Get a list of salons that carry the gowns from the designers website and call them directly to find out the sample size in the store.
Even though this required several different trips and a little more time I had great experiences. My first time out going straight to the salon was very discouraging because although they did have a selection of samples in my size none were the style I was looking for and it was a hit to my confidence to be surrounded by gowns that I love and not get to put any of them on.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 6
Stay away from David’s Birdal…I had a nightmare experience there becuase they had nothing in larger sizes. Even my consultant said she is frustrated with their lacck of largers sizes. Go to a boutique and really enjoy the experience. IMHO. I am a street size 16 and chose a Maggie dress which was nothing like I thought I wanted. I loved every minute of dress shopping once I found a boutique that had sizes that fit me and didn’t make me upset I could fit in the sample sizes.
Post # 7
Street size 14. Go to a boutique but be prepared that some places will only have bridal size 12. I found a shop that can order dresses in any size (0-30) but all the samples were sample size 12-24 (I tried on mostly 12s and 14s). It was a wonderful experience and completely stress free!
Post # 8
@soccer99: @TraumaQueen: Your dresses are absolutely stunning! Thank you for the advice. I was thinking about going to DB at first just because I thought they had a large variety of different styles so I could get an idea, but if they don’t have big enough sizes for me, I know I am going to get discouraged. Thank you!
Post # 9
I’m a 12/13 street size. I had a much different experience at DB here, no issues finding my sizes (I wear a 12 or 14 in wedding gowns). Honestly, most samples I have come across have been a 12.
Post # 10
@TraumaQueen: You are in my area. Which boutique did you go to where the samples were 12s and 14s? Did they have the same sizes for bridesmaids dresses? That would be a dream shop for me…Everywhere I went carried 8s and 10s.
Post # 11
I have been to both, DB stores and boutique stores. I loved the atmosphere of a boutique store, but I had no luck finding a dress. I went to about 5 boutiques and they didn’t have much of a selection. Where as DB had so many different types to choose from.. I did however have to go about 5 times to DB to find a dress because I kept changing my mind. I’m in between sizes, I range anywhere from an 8-12 depending on the cut of the clothes.
My dress that I tried on was a 12, it was a little too big but the 10 was a little too tight for my liking.
Post # 12
@soccer99: I had a wonderful time at DB. The consultant made it so easy.
I’m a street size 16, but haven’t bought my dress yet so no pics. I just love seeing everyone that’s similar size as me.
Post # 14
Street size 16, dress size 14 (only because it’s A-line, so it didn’t need to accommodate my giant hips!)
Bad photo, from when I tried it on and the shop wouldn’t allow photos
Post # 15
@lovelove1028: That’s gorgeous! (haha we had to be photo ninjas at some places too lol)
Post # 16
Here’s one of the many I tried on. Its a 12. (I blacked out my face because my after-work-no-makeup face is gross!)
ETA: I wish the pictures on my phone wouldn’t get so stretched out when I upload them. The actual picture makes me look much thinner.
and here is another I loved, but ultimately decided it was just too sexy for what I wanted. Its a 12 as well.