(Closed) About to dress shop for the first time and want to cry!! Other big girls?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsCreeToBe:  consultants are used to girls who arent the samples! Stay calm! I am a street size 14/16 and my first appointment went great! Much better than expected.

Post # 4
4699 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a street and bridal size 10-14. I had no trouble fitting into the majority of samples. Most stores carry a wide variety of sample sizes including average and larger sizes. Don’t worry so much 🙂

Post # 6
8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a street size 8 and I found the samples varied even at high end salons. 

They had some small dresses like an 8 which is a street size 4 or 6 and then they had some that fit and others that were too big. The samples that were too small I could still get into they just didnt zip so I still had a good idea of how they would look. Honestly, a 12 is not that big so you should be fine. Also, dont let it bother you that you may have to order your dress in a 16 or 18 depending on the designer and what type of body shape you have. My dress is a 14 bc my big measurement was my bust. 

Good Luck! You will be fine

Post # 7
2949 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

*hugs* It will be alright. I was so nervous when I went for my first appointment because I thought I’d end up hating my body and size even more but I left feeling great and I really hope that you will to0. Like the other PPs said, most salons carry a variety of sample sizes. Try on dresses with corset backs because the way they cinch you in does wonders.


Post # 8
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am so sorry you are feeling this way. I am also a size 12 and I feel very insecure about it. I would think bridal shops would be use to people coming in who are the same size as us. Maybe you could call the shop and ask if they have sample sizes in your size before you go. Maybe that would make you feel better? 

Post # 9
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  *hugs* You’re going to be fine! I completely understand where you are coming from though – dress shopping was something I was not looking forward to at all! When I went shopping, I was a street size 12/14 and went to some high end stores and I think there was maybe one dress that the consultant couldn’t squeeze me into Smile Once that first dress goes on, you’re going to feel so much better and start to have a lot of fun! So take a deep breath, have a glass of wine, and go into that appointment with your head high and just have fun! I remember feeling like such a superstar once I got over my fear!

Post # 11
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a street size 12 some of the samples I tried on fit, but were a bit tight I never thought I would even be able to get any on. the dress I ended up getting was a size 12 and the sample was a 10. I was a bit worried because I have lost 66 lbs, but still am very conscious about how I look without clothes on. My consultant was very nice and I felt pretty comfortable. On the way to my appointment I told my famOhio I hope I get an older bigger lady so I won’t feel so awkward and I ended up getting a girl my age, pretty, skinny, and I went to high school with her. Good thing she didn’t remember me. Lol

Post # 12
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  I’ve been to two shops, and both times they had dresses ranging from 10-14 as samples. I was told to browse and choose the ones I liked to try on, never once thinking about size. They all fit. OK, one was testy and they had to hold it because it woudln’t close, but that was one of, like, 15 dresses. I, too, range from a 10-14, so some of the samples actually fit without the clamps!! It was a serious bonus, actually, to see the dresses in the size I’m actually going to buy. If you’re still worried, call the salon, but if my experience is anything to go by, you’ll be just fine!

Post # 13
2809 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m a bridal size 26/28. i found samples to try on. you’ll be fine (:

Post # 14
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  im a street size 18 and I went to two high end places and had sooo many options to choose from! They had to be corset back so they could adjust to my size but I had a blast! 

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