(Closed) Any other plus size brides not have good selection at bridal shops?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

That dress is GORGEOUS. I am a street size 12,14, or 16. Depends on the brand. You and I have the same body shape it looks like. I went to a bridal boutique near me and I felt so bad about myself because I couldn’t fit into their samples 🙁 I have boobs, so squeezing into those tiny dresses was embarassing. I ended up finding my dress at David’s Bridal, it is a size 14 and they had it on hand. I love it. 

Post # 4
639 posts
Busy bee

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sk1nnybean:  I’m a street size 14 and I called in advance to make sure the places I visited had a pretty extensive amount of samples in sizes I could try on. One was a boutique who just happened to order half of their samples in sizes 14-24 because of the demand to actually be able to try on the dress that you’re about to throw down thousands of dollars for — the other just happened to have a crazy huge selection (3,000 dresses!) so some of them just happened to be a larger size.

I’m in the midwest, for whatever that’s worth — and agree that you shouldn’t have to settle for someting you don’t love or something are only guessing you love through creative mind wizardry. Call around to different botiques, even if it means a bit of a drive to get there.

Post # 5
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

you might try a different db. I am the same size as you and I tried on about 5 dresses there,and they all fit. If I had had longer than 2 hours, I would have tried on more. (I am in southern california)

Definitely don’t give up. You have plenty of time. I foget which lines are more geared for us regular-sized people (Maggie Sottero? Essense of Australia?) but I know there are plenty.


Post # 7
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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sk1nnybean:  The dress you have on is very pretty on you.  I agree, try some different stores. Call before you go and ask if they have a good selection of bridal sizes 16 and up or search on Google. That is what I did.

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