Post # 1
So I went to the wedding fair on January 8th (I think) in Vancouver. My Maid/Matron of Honor and I went to look at the dress sale and just for fun I tried on a dress.
Well, my first experinece trying on a dress was horrible!!
I knew the dress would be too small as it was a sample size and I’m not! The consultant said don’t worry blah blah blah….
So we go into the change room and it was an open concept – it was weird for sure!
Anyways, I try the dress on it’s too small and looks awful, no big deal.
I took off the dress and as I’m putting my jacket on one of the consultants comes into the room and rudely announces “We do have a plus a sized store you know”
Then the other consultant shouts from across the room “There’s at least 100 dresses there that might fit you.”
I was shocked! I get that I am not small by any means – I am a very curvy hourglass shaped size 14/16 so I totally get that I need a bigger size.
But for them to shout this across a room full of half naked skinny girls, not cool!
There’s polite ways of telling people that.
These 2 women were very large so you’d think that they might have some tact….
It’s a really good thing that I’m ok with the way I look – a few people I’ve told this to story to said if it was them they would’ve cried!
We actually have visited the store and the sales lady we dealt with was rude and pushy.She didn’t listen to what I was saying an kept rolling her eyes when I didn’t like what she suggested.
So my first time trying on dresses wasn’t the way I thought it would be.
I would defintely NOT reccomend Tiffany’s Bridal on Hastings in Vancouver.
I’m going to Lisa’s in New West next week, so here’s hoping to a better time
Post # 3
Wow that is just mean! I am that size as well and I wouldn’t appreciate them shouting that in front of a bunch of half naked skinny people either =(
Post # 4
@cramandaberry: I will apologize for her! I am so sorry! That was so unprofessional and there is no reason that she should make you feel that way! I am far from a skinny girl and my seamstress just made a great point…..”the dresses are not made for real women, just the mannequins they put them on!” i had a difficult time dress shopping cause the sizes are samples and pretty much all 2-4-6, well squeezing these ladies in a 6 looks horrible! i had a hard time envisioning myself in a properly sized dress and i didnt have a great time. but….i ordered the dress i liked in a larger size and my seamstress is going to do a phenomenal job! she said that she will make the dress, “the dress of my dreams!” I am sure you find a dress that just screams you and make it yours!
Post # 5
I found plenty to try on in that range at both Lisa’s and the Bridal gallery next door 🙂
Post # 6
I knew you all would get what i’m saying
Post # 7
Oh that is so sad!!! I am so mad they treated you that way! I looked at dresses at Tiffany’s Bridal on Hastings, and the consultants were nice to me, but a bit pushy, as you said. I ended up getting my dress from the Bridal Gallery in New West. Great service – my consultant was like my mom or something!
Post # 8
@cramandaberry: I know a FANASTIC store that stalks amazing dresses in Vancouver and everything is sorted by size. They purchase dresses from stores that have gone out of business and are sooo cheap.
My friend got her dress there for a couple hundred dollars. I cant remember the name right now though!! PM me and I will make sure to do the research! 😛
Here is a pic of her dress.
Sorry you had an awful experience!! 🙁