(Closed) Will I *ever* find a dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

i have big boobs.too. im working out so hopefully they shrink…i feel your pain but sadly i have no other input

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re not always going to have a “WOW” moment, but you should keep looking and find a dress you love. I’d suggest trying some of the bigger chain stores like David’s or Alfred Angelo where they have a ton of dresses and let you take pictures. Smaller boutiques can be annoying…I had a really bad experience at the first one I went to & felt really hopeless. I found a dress at the 2nd but then had to switch cause they stopped making it. The whole process was draining for me, but it all worked out in the end. Don’t give up!!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I found myself in a very similar situation; I tried on a TON of dresses, different styles, materials, prices, etc and never found anything I was in love with. I felt like I would have to settle for something that was just okay. FINALLY at the 6th shop, I found something I couldn’t stop smiling in, and did not want to take off. 

Don’t give up. And my advice is to try shopping by yourself once or twice. Not having the pressure of everyone else’s opinions made a HUGE difference for me.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You will have it. You will.

I also have huge boobs and Ive never worn a bra with any corset dress Ive worn. Ive never had too…..not sure if you like corset backs or not. Any dress I get will either have one or Im getting one put it specifically so I dont have to wear a bra lol 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I never had that WOW OMG moment! I knew my Divina was for me when I tried it on though. Can you post some pictures so we can see what you do or do not like? We may be able to point you in a different direction or help you find THE dress ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t have a “wow” moment either when I found my wedding dress, there was no crying involved but I did however smile a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe you should sit down and do some research online and see what styles you like, write down what your ideal wedding dress looks like, what it doesn’t look like, and have this ready when you go look at dresses again. I think if you have a better idea of what you are looking for then you might have more fun shopping and have that moment when you know you found the dress. Good luck! And hope you find your dress and say “yes” to the dress! Happy planning! Cool

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

@Bainise2013:   it took me 9 stores more than 60 dress. I love my dress but it’snot in the colorI wanted but so far I’m ok with thay. everyoneis different. dont worry you will find your dress do someresearchand be open minded ๐Ÿ™‚ the dress you mightlove might be something totally different than you have in mind

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I definitely can sympathize with your frustration.

Although some brides seem to have figures that will allow them to look fabulous in just about any and every style of dress, some of us have/had much more of a challenge in finding a dress that not only accommodates our figures but also appeals to our idea of beauty.

As a plus-sized bride with a large bust measurement, I found dress shopping to be quite disheartening.  Rather than being torn by having to choose from among several stunning gowns that I loved, I literally purchased the first gown that I liked, after having to squeeze my way into size-10 samples of unzipped ball gowns and A-lines dresses.

Unfortunately, even when my dress arrived in my size, it still didn’t accommodate my larger bust in a manner that I found to be flattering.  By then, there was no time (not to mention the budget considerations involved) for me to even consider finding another dress.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I feel your pain!!!! I went to every dress store in my city TWICE (a few months apart) and still couldn’t find “the one” I was sooo disheartened and upset. I booked in a dress maker, went to see her and discuss what I wanted Etc, was all set to go, then came across a dress online that I loved. Rang the store, they’d just gotten it in. Literally. 2 months from my weddin I brought the store sample of it. (too late to order new but sample had only been worm twice, me and someone else ) 

so I cancelled the dressmaker and I have my dream dress. Moral of the story is u will find a dress even if its a month out from the wedding!!!!!! And if not, book a dressmaker just in case! Always Options. Stay positive and don’t settle for one u sorta like cos u won’t be happy and I refused to do that , and I’m so glad now!!!!!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If all else fails, you could consider having a custom dress made by Jasmine’s Bridal Shop, Dressilyme, etc. That might be the way to go if nothing you’re seeing in the stores fits what you imagined. 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

@Bainise2013:  Im a 36/38H Cup now, when i was younger i was a 32G and didnt have issues with corsets… im tall, that may play a part in how i hold mine

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