(Closed) “Racist Rip Off “

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sadly, they are not the only bridal shop that orders you a size to big so you’ll pay for alterations. I’m sorry you had a bad experience with them.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I do not see the implications of race in this post, other than your use of quotation marks around the word people. Is that supposed to imply that this shop is racist because she wanted to order a size bigger? I could understand calling it a rip-off, but that is a big accusation to throw around. And just be aware that these boards show up in Google searches, so if that business looks for its name, it can find this, so you may want to be careful about publicly accusing a business of something so serious without anything to offer as proof that race was the reason for this.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t see why you think they’re racist?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s pretty standard for bridal shops to order a size up, especially if you are borderline between sizes.  It’s always easier to take a dress in than to let it out.  Like it was mentioned before, unfortunately a lot of dress shops use alterations as a way to get more revenue in.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How is this racist? And yes this is unfortunately common practice.

If the dress is simply, could you do it yourself? I’d imagine a $200 doesn’t have the complicated beading you’d otherwise be concerned about and as long as you use the RIGHT needle it’s easy to take in the hips on a gown.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

is it just me or am i the only one not getting why the title of this post “racist rip off”?????

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a street size 6 and my wedding dress was ordered in a 10. I have no idea what race has to do with this post.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

How exactly is this racist?  It seems like they just did what all other bridal shops do – order a size bigger.  Like another poster said, it’s much easier to take a dress in than to let it out.  Just because she ordered a bigger dress doesn’t make her a racist.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was just up at Betsy Robinson’s on Sunday and I had a lovely experience. The shop was recommended to me by someone who also had a great experience there.  I’m a plus size girl & still felt welcome. My salesclerk was very nice and even hugged me before I left.

I’m sorry that you had a bad experience, but like others said, it’s pretty common to order the largest size based on your measurements…this has nothing to do with what race you may be.

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m also wondering how they were racist? That’s really common for bridal shops to do, although not necessarily ethical, it doesn’t seem racist. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with Eshawn. Were is the racist element in this post. I’m African American and I would appreciate it if the race card is kept out of a situation is it does not apply. I you can show me how it applies, then you will have my full support.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sorry you had a bad experience… but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions and accuse people of being racist for something that is common practice in the bridal industry.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

i just hate it when people pull out the race card.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with the previous posters. I don’t get why ordering you a larger size is racist. Also, just because they ordered you a larger size doesn’t mean they are racist. I sew a lot and I can tell you from experience that it is much easier to size a garment down than it is to size it up. Also, bridal gown sizes run much smaller than street sizes. I don’t think they did anything wrong, but that is just my opinion.

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