Post # 16
Mine was quite a bit smaller, I tried on (and by tried on I mean held up, I think I squeezed most of myself into it somehow but it wasn’t working too well so I just held it up) a 4 when I was a 16W (I have since lost weight and am an 8-10, but I wasn’t when I bought my dress). I love my dress! You just need to know what you like and what looks good on you. I think your dress is gorgeous and that you will absolutely love it when it fits you properly, no one likes anything that doesn’t fit so please don’t be discouraged! My dress is being taken in (I exchanged my 16W for a 10 they’re taking it in to more of an 8) and I still didn’t like it even though it was too large rather than too small because it didn’t fit properly so I didn’t feel good in it. The first time I “knew” I chose the right dress was when the seamstress had pins in it since it actually fit me for the first time, and my wedding is the 17th of this month!
Post # 17
Oh I think it is very beautiful and will be amazing when it fits. Seriously I was picturing something terrible Based on what u said! you will feel much better when you have the right size. If people keep asking about it just say “it’s a suprise” and then quickly change the topic 🙂
Post # 18
Well I have dress envy. The Pronovias Pergola is seriously one of the most beautiful dresses ever unleashed on the bridal market. You can’t fail to look great in it. The lace is divine. You’ll put it on and wonder why you ever doubted it. Consider yourself lucky to have nabbed one.
Post # 19
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
Coming from the bridal world, this dress will totally work on you.
And as a bride this past year, I wasn’t even able to TRY the dress on, but when it on the hanger I knew it was the one. So I didn’t try it on until MY dress in MY size came in….yes there was crazy anxiety but it worked out better than I could have expected!
Post # 20
I’m plus size (bridal size 20) and tried on a bridal 12 in my dress. They had to clip it on the side of my bra at the back and pin it to give me an idea of how it would look. Everything turned out fine! Seamstresses can do wonders!
Post # 21
i think it will look great on you once it is the proper size. its a beautiful flowy dress and i think it will float around you beautifully.
Post # 22
plannerbear520: oh my gosh, the Elsa is stunning! So wish I’d tried that one on. To me, Panem is pretty, but Elsa just has that wow factor. I think you’re going to love it.
Post # 23
Makes me want to open a bridal dress store so there can be a dress in every size. I didn’t know skinny bride were squeezing themselves into samoles that didn’t fit. I am a plus size and omg my hips were just a inch to big for the dress and the stores where darn hot and I started sweating! Omg! Thankfully I wasn’t to far into my shopping when I found a store that had samoles that fit me and kept a comfortable tTempature!
Post # 24
plannerbear520: It’s so hard to tell from just looking at the models but for whatever it’s worth, I LOVE the Elsa and I think you made the right choice! It looks so delicate and pretty and I love the little bit of tulle over the top bust area. It reminds me of Vera! The cascading lace is just lovely!
NovemBride1415: Thanks so much! I did try on quite a few dresses and everyone agreed that the best shape on me was a natural waisted a-line or ballgown, which is exactly what this is. It’s just hard to tell what it will look like when it’s all said and done because my bust looks so ridiculous in the sample and the pleated tulle is all bunched up. The closest dress I found to this one I couldn’t try on because the sample was like a size 6 or something. That wasn’t happening!
I’m definitely looking into a bustier 🙂
priyawouldntwannabeya: Holy moly that’s a gorgeous dress! I was almost an Enzoani bride — I loved the Ghislaine dress but it was WAY too small to try on. It’s actually REALLY similar to the Pergola that I ordered. When I went to NYC, I told my consultant at Pronovias that I was likely going to order the Enzoani but I was afraid to bite the bullet because I couldn’t try it on. I suppose because they are so similar, she pulled the Pergola and managed to squeeze me in it so I put a deposit down on the spot. I figured at least I had some indication of how I would look in the Pergola!
Do you have a recap or photos of you in your dress? I would love to see!
taylor15220: Thank you so much, you seriously made my day. I’ve been feeling so down about it. You’re so sweet! My dress fitting is in April, so I won’t see it until then.
Post # 25
crackktheskyy: If you truly dislike your dress and it is within your budget to pick a new one, you may want to consider it. I bought a dress because it was inexpensive that I then cried about for days. So then I bought another dress. I don’t regret buying my second dress, I just regret making a decision on the first one before I was ready.
But if you don’t dislike your dress, if you just feel like you should have put more effort into the search… Don’t worry about it. Nobody else knows what you were comparing your dress to, nobody else knows that you weren’t able to try the sample on in your size and were concerned about the fit. The dress isn’t the biggest, most important part of the wedding for some women, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Post # 26
MrsTywinLannister: Thank you so much for all of your kind words! And a serious congratulations on your weight loss and your upcoming wedding!! I have seen your posts on here and it looks like you are having quite the party! I hope you post a recap 🙂 🙂
raspberrymojito: Thanks so much!! I have been telling people it’s a surprise because I don’t want to talk about it LOL so you’re right on! I guess we are all our own worst critics? All I see when I look at the photo is extra fabric around my tummy and curtains. I just need to learn to be patient until April. I’m such a control freak that I’m so worried I will be out of options if I don’t like it!
observer: Wow you are so sweet! Thank you. It’s not that I don’t love the dress…I LOVE it on other people, you know? Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m slowly restoring hope that maybe this will work out after all.
Nay1976: AH that IS crazy! I’m so glad to hear it worked out for you! It’s nice to have advice coming from someone who knows about this stuff. I’m anxious but feeling more hopeful 🙂
Lyndzo: Ah yeah the things some of the consultants did with me was crazy! When I tried on my runner up, I couldn’t get it over my chest so she pinned the dress to my clothing, LOL!
spbee: Thank you! I love flowy 🙂
KathyEE67: oh I know, right?! I had to call in advance and one store promised they had samples in my size! I told them the style I was going for and ask if they had samples and the assured me multiple times. I went in for my appointment and they had TWO samples — one was a sheath dress (and despite the pressure from my consultant, I refused to leave the fitting room because I was so mortified!) and the other was a ballgown covered in ruffles and feathers. When I had called I said I wanted an a-line with maybe lace or some soft tulle or organza. So not quite what I wanted, LOL! Everyone in my Wedding Party called the feather dress the big bird dress!
Post # 27
I don’t remember what my dress sample size was, but I was literally falling out of it and I was freaked out that it would be like that at the wedding. I never had that moment of crying and loving my dress but I did like it at the time (more like the process of elimination because I was tired of dress shopping). I was amazed at how it fit once it came in, in the correct size.
Don’t worry – you’ll look gorgeous!
Post # 28
MadameX: Yeah, I guess I just feel so torn right now. I love the dress itself. It has basically everything I was looking for. I just don’t know if I love it on me, but I don’t know if I would love anything on me! I went to 4 or 5 bridal salons across 2 different states and tried on whatever I could. Other than the Enzoani gown that I really loved (that looks so similar to the Pergola) my entourage (lol) said this was the only dress I looked happy in. I can’t even remember because I couldn’t breathe!
My mom said this was the dress so I we bought it. I just can’t even remember how I felt in it! I know it’s a cliche but I just felt SO confused by the end. The other dresses I’ve been oogling over online probably don’t carry samples that I would fit into, anyway. UGH. I hated the dress search and I just don’t know what to feel!
SnowInApril: Haha I never had that moment, either! If you can see in the photo, I’m literally HOLDING the chest area of the dress up. My Future Father-In-Law was standing in the same room with me and I was so, so, so worried that I would be falling out LOL!
Post # 29
I think the dress look amazing on you!! So ethereal! However the important thing is that YOU love it! I think sometimes too that fact that the dress doesn’t do up at the back plays a mental role in how you feel about the dress. I think once you get your dress in your size and you’re able ot look at it on you again you will fall back in love with it.
Post # 30
Oh and, in the picture the dress actually looks like it fits you perfectly!