Went dress shopping for the first time today… Dissapointed? No Pictures?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hey! I live in Columbus!

I tried on at Wendy’s too–the consultants were really friendly, and I tried on a TON of dresses. Unfortunately, no pics, as you said, and they watch you like a hawk! I had some friends with me who snuck some pics, but then we got in trouble, lol.

I also tried on at BRLR and really didn’t like it. They only give you an hour, and the people for the next appt came a bit early, so we were incredibly rushed. You also try on basically behind a curtain, in front of a GIANT window out onto High St, and my friends said they could see my ta-tas through the edges of the curtain, so… probably so could a bunch of people on High St. It really wasn’t for me, but they do have higher end dresses. Not a big selection, but in my experience, the high-end places have a much smaller selection. You CAN take pics there.

If you’re just going to try on styles, have you thought about going to David’s Bridal? They will have a huge selection, you can stay as long as you want, and you can take as many pics as you like. Obviously the stuff won’t be high-end, but if you just want to relax and get a sense of what looks good on your body, that might be a good option.

I’ve heard Cincinnati has better dress-shopping options. I’m not sure–I got my dress in Florida, where my wedding is!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Well, I do think a lot of wedding dresses are very heavy and structured (especially Maggie Sottero’s, which are designed to, like, suck everything in, lol). The Inbal Dror-light-silk-slip-dress look is pretty darn unusual, and totally gorgeous if you are not, erm, lumpy.

You should totally go to David’s! I’m biased because that’s where my dress and a local friend’s dress are from, but it is seriously a pretty chill environment, and they have approximately a zillion dresses. I’d recommend trying to go on a weekday if you can, when they’re not real busy.

I’m moving to NYC in two weeks! I bet you would be able to find anything your heart desired to try on there, though I’ve heard that lots of places (e.g. Kleinfeld’s) are insanely busy all the time.

Good luck!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Barbiestylez:  Oh, forgot to answer your other question. Um… honestly, I don’t know about mermaids at BRLR, as I was looking for an A-line. Like I said, they don’t have a TON of dresses, so if you’re looking for a specific style, you’d probably only get to try on, like, 4.

Post # 10
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Barbiestylez:  I would certainly think they could, since that’s what the original dress is… but I bet you could find some Inbal Dror replica girls on the Jasmine’s threads and ask them what theirs actually feel like in real life!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Barbiestylez check out the designer Katie May. I’m biased because I ordered the Charleston gown but when I first started my search I was in LOVE with every Inbal Dror dress I saw online. If you don’t like the low back on Katie May’s dresses you could always have a seamstress add lace or illusion lace. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@howsweetitis:  Oh my god!- are you serious! I would not be changing in that changing room. I am sure that store gets its fair share of peeking toms, when brides and giving high street a free peek show. I have had my fair share of bad bridal store experiences. Once when I was looking for a gown, and once with my sister. I think that sometimes the sales people think that they can treat you anyway they like, because you are not going to be a returning customer. (lets face it, most people only want to get married once), but they forget- brides talk to each other!

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