Post # 32
Oh man dress shopping was so scary for me because my belly looks horrible from all the stretch marks that wrap the whole way across =( I wore a skin tight long tank top and she said I could keep it on since I was shaking from fear lol. I think my dress makes me look MUCH smaller in the waist so I LOVE it… but I never imagined I’d end up with a dress like this, I didn’t care for this style at all in magazines… I didn’t even like it on the rack… but I put it on and I felt like a princess!
My grand advice is much like PP’s try on a little of everything don’t limit yourself cause you thin you won’t like it… and don’t be too nervous they are there to serve you! XD
Post # 34
Like everyone else, dont rule out any styles until you try them on. I always had my heart set on a simple chiffon dress – when I tried it on I was horrifed…. so I ended up with something I thought I’d never wear. Good luck trying on dresses, keep an open mind.
Post # 35
I usually just lurk and don’t post, but it’s time to start posting!
This is my dress- it’s a Maggie Sottero that I added a sash and flower to. I’m usually a size 14, and this is a Maggie size 16.
Post # 36
heres mine!! my biggest tip for you is to be open minded and try on things you think you may hate… because i ‘hated’ my dress before it was on me 🙂
Post # 37
Maggie Sottero- Melissa Brooch in ivory/light gold, size 16. (Street size I wear anything from 14-18, depending on brand.) I looooooved how she made me feel.
I wore spanx, and they helped me not only feel more confident in how the dress fit, but also helped me feel covered up during fittings. (I got the kind that are shorts that extend all the way up to just under your boobs.) Also I agree with pp’s- definitely bring a good strapless bra, wear deoderant, and shave. The consultants get pretty up close and personal and, though I’m sure they’ve seen it all, I know I always felt better if I’d done my part. Also, if you have an idea of what shoes you want to wear (or even just what heel height), bring those, too. Ooh! And one more thing- do your hair and a little light makeup (no foundation, though, as it can smear on the inside of the samples). It helps if you can envision yourself all done up, rather than going in totally “plain”.
Pics below are a shot of the back & front from my first fitting… I lost a little more weight after that so she fit even better by the wedding day. 🙂
(Sorry about the giant pictures… I don’t know how to resize them!)
Post # 38
the day i picked out my dress 🙂 i am working on losing about 30lbs….12 down!! here it is 😀
Post # 39
needs to be altered but im still in looooove….Casablanca style 1912
Post # 40
This is the day the dress arrived, so no alterations or accessories. I had to try it on to show my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law before squirreling it home to hide from the Fiance.
I can only echo what people have already said: try anything, be fresh and feeling good about yourself when you’re in the shop, don’t let people bully you into thinking you need a certain style, but do trust the consultants to have good ideas until they’re obviously not working out. When I first went shopping they had none of the dresses I was interested in from looking online, so from then on it was figuring out what worked and didn’t work for my body type and my personality. I had a great consultant at one place, mediocre ones at others, and ones who did try to sell me the only dresses they had in my size. Those were the worst places. I did best by going to a store that had a lot of variety in my size (I started with David’s Bridal, but the boutique where I got my dress also had a lot of dresses I could try on and also had the best consultant).
Post # 41
I love you dress! Do you mind telling me the designer?
This is the dress i’m looking at (But haven’t brought yet):
Post # 42
@Future Mrs. Miller:
Thanks! 🙂 It’s Maggie Sottero Limited Edition Amber. Unfortunately because of the whole limited edition hush hush secrecy thing, there are no official photos of it online. It was still in production as of a few months ago, though.
Post # 43
bought this through a dress maker in hong kong.
i’ve always been a plus size girl, but in the process of losing some extra poundage, not for anyone else’s sake, but for MINE. i want to feel comfortable and at ease with pictures being taken all day/night ;]
Post # 44
well my dress still hasnt arrived! this is what i have ordered , but i am under no illusion whatsoever, that i wont look half as good in it as she does. i am a size 14-16 (UK)
Demetrios Illusions 3127 from spring 2009 collection.
Post # 45
What style # is your dress? I really want to try on a dress like yours! Love it!!
Post # 46
@Ms. MonKey We are dress twins!! size 20 (I’m a street 16/18) from David’s Bridal- 9v9743