(Closed) DB dresses

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I tried on at DB. I ended up purchasing my dress elsewhere, but my DB experience was good. It was a busy day so I didn’t get a ton of attention from the consultant (she was helping another bride at the same time) but the dresses I tried on were pretty and I thought they seemed like they were good quality. DB is a great option, especially for brides on a time crunch (most of their dresses can be bough off the rack or come in pretty quickly) or brides on a budget. I like that they have price points for everyone!

I just noticed this was posted in “Full figured”. I know they have quite a few gorgeous options for full figured ladies; the girl next to me tried on the one you posted and it looked lovely on her!

Post # 4
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also had a good DB experience.  I bought my dress off the rack there 🙂  I did NOT use their alterations department, and saved hundreds by taking it to an independent seamstress instead.

I would take a few photos with you for your consultant, but also make sure you keep an open mind and try on different silhouettes.

If you can get an appionment during a week day, that would be ideal.  I couldn’t as I work M-F, but I went on a weekday evening and had much more undivided attention versus going on a weekend.

Take a bottle of water, a camera, and one or two HONEST people with you.

Wear a strapless or longline bra, and wear full-butt-covering nude colored underwear.

Don’t buy anything the first day… go home, look at the photos, post them on the Bee, and see what you think looks good on you after the fact.

Also, have FUN- you get to dress up like a princess and prance around like a fairy for a few hours.  Enjoy it!

Post # 5
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have had two different experiences at DB.  The first DB that I went to, the closest one to me, was very pushy and incredibly rude when it became obvious I wasn’t going to buy the dress that day.  (Long story short, when I found what ended up being my dress, they really put the pressure on..we can’t guarantee it will still be here (uhm, it is in your new catalog!), can’t I Skype with my mother in Wisconsin for her to see it, does she really need to see it).  Then wouldn’t help us with bridesmaid dresses.

HOWEVER, I did go to the DB in Brookfield, WI to buy the dress with my mom and they were FANTASTIC!  I went on a weeknight and it was great.  The alterations person came out to show me what they would need to do to alter it and give me a rough estimate.

When I looked for Junior Bridesmaid and MOB dresses, I went to a DB a half hour away, close to where I work.  They were also fantastic.  

I JUST got home from my first fitting at the DB 1/2 hour away, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had heard all the horror stories about price and rudeness in alterations. I wanted to take it there because there is some intricate lace/beading that I knew would need to be altered and if you take it to DB and something happens to it, they will replace the gown.  I don’t know any seamstresses that I felt comfortable with doing such intricate work. It was a great experience! dress and cheaper than what another seamstress quoted me at.  

I’ve said it before….if you are looking for a “Say yes to the dress” TV moment and expereince, you will hate DB.  However, if, like me, you are more concerned about getting a fabulous dress for a somewhat reasonable price (yes, it is a special day, but I’m wearing the dress once and I can’t see spending thousands of dollars on it), DB is great!

Post # 6
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

while shopping for dresses, i had a good experience at DB. i bought my dress there. the consultant i worked with was great.

after i purchased, i regretted it. i don’t regret my dress, i regret dealing with the company.

that aside, i loved that they had so many options. it was nice to be able to try on almost any shape of dress in my size.

Post # 8
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love that dress. 🙂

I got my dress from DB and I had a good experience.

I wasn’t expecting champagne and caviar; I knew what I was getting in to, ya know? The lady working with me was very nice and accomodating, not pushy, and even when I tried on more gowns “just to make sure” the one I loved was the one, she didn’t bat an eyelash. It all depends on who you get and when! JUST like any other store ever. 🙂

Post # 9
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Miss Vader:  The first time I went to DB I had a good experience. The second time was in the afternoon on a Saturday and it was packed. I spent a lot of time waiting around for my consultant to bring me new dresses (she was helping one other bride, which I guess is typical on busy days). And the DB I went to, had really tiny fitting rooms.

Also, I tried on that dress you pictured. I really liked the shape and design (it was actually a dress that I had looked at for more than a year online before I started trying on dresses), but I was actually disappointed in the fabric. I ended up not buying my dress through DB, but I thought they had some pretty dresses that I would have worn. 

ETA: The dress I ended up buying has pockets, which is pretty neat. 

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